Tahitian Hospital to Receive Seawater Air Conditioning System
Creocean and its partners, Airaro and DVO, ensured the design and work supervision for The Brando Resort’s seawater air conditioning (SWAC) system on the island of Tetiaroa on behalf of Pacific Beachcomber, between 2008 and 2012.
This same team is now in charge of the design and implementation of the seawater air conditioning system of the French Polynesia Hospital Center, located in Tahiti, where work is expected to begin later this year. The total cost of the project is about 2.7 billion CFP francs (23 million euros). It is funded by French Polynesia, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the AFD (France’s inclusive public development bank) and the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME).
The object of the operation is the design and then the realization of a seawater air conditioning system with a power close to 6 MW cooling capacity allowing the complete substitution of the General Hospital of French Polynesia (GHFP) water chillers. Electricity consumption linked to air conditioning will be reduced by about 85 to 90%, which will save 2,880 tons of annual heavy fuel oil at the power plant, an emission reduction of 10,500 tons of CO2 per year.
The company plans to continue projects of this type, particularly on Réunion Island.