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Second Celtic Cooling installation operational in Uzbekistan
Client Gold Dried Fruits
Nieuw-Vennep, 12 July 2016 – The second installation of Celtic Cooling for client Gold Dried Fruits has arrived in Tashkent. This 500 kW / -43 C°-IQF facility (Individually Quick Frozen) will be installed in their new production and storage center for fruit and vegetables, which is the largest of its kind in Central Asia. Overland transport of the installation took several weeks.
Gold Dried Fruit’s new production and storage center for fruit and vegetables was officially opened on 23 May 2016. Celtic Cooling has contributed to this unique project of over 10,000 m² with all of its technical expertise and capability. The official opening was broadcast live on Uzbekistan national television.
The company Gold Dried Fruits (GDF) itself grows vegetables and fruits, processing these into high-quality dried products which it also markets. GDF had a strong need for a logistical center with all functions at one location to best serve the home market. The center enables Uzbek exporters to supply out-of-season as well. Among others, Celtic Cooling has realized:
- 4,500 tons of storage capacity for fruit with ultra-low oxygen (ULO) cells;
- 700 tons of storage capacity in cooling units;
- 1,600 tons of storage capacity for vegetables;
- 1 central sorting area.
The production and storage center has a decentralized set-up, whereby redundant systems can take over in case of temporary failure as well as being able to downsize production capacity in the event of a temporarily lower demand.
Celtic Cooling has now sold three IQF installations to GDF, the first of which will become operational in two weeks time, followed by a second unit after the summer. A second facility is being realized for GDF by Celtic Cooling in the southern city of Termez, where a third IQF installations will be installed.
About Celtic Cooling
Celtic Cooling is a trend setter in cooling and freezing solutions for international clients. Headquartered in the Netherlands and with offices in Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Russia and Dubai, the company has almost 20 years of experience in designing, delivering and installing tailor-made cooling and freezing installations, air conditioning systems and turn-key solutions for flowers, fruit, vegetables and other purposes. Celtic Cooling works for clients from various segments of the corporate sector, both abroad and in the Netherlands. A team of approximately 74 well-trained and enthusiastic professionals who are proud of what they do, forms the solid base of the company.