Pro-Mec wins Green Gateway Award for developing effective solution for Iceland

Leading M&E Contractor, Pro-Mec UK Ltd has received an Award from Mitsubishi Electric for its work with national retailer, Iceland Frozen Foods – in the second year of the company’s Green Gateway Awards.

The Awards have been created by Mitsubishi Electric so that it can recognise the important contribution of its partners in encouraging energy efficiency in the built environment.

“Pro-Mec has demonstrated the true value of partnership between a supplier and its customers,” explained Martin Fahey, Sustainable Solutions Manager for Mitsubishi Electric, who presented Pro-Mec with the Award at the company’s recent Partner Conference, held at the historic Old Trafford Cricket club in Manchester.

Pro-Mec’s objective for Iceland was to come up with an energy efficient alternative to the traditional heating and cooling ducted system for its premises.

Iceland has traditionally used a ducted system which uses ambient fresh air, combined with electric heater batteries and overdoor heaters, but this does restrict the types of premises that the client can look to develop.

Martin Chetter, Director of Pro-Mec UK Ltd, who designed and installed the system, explained:

“We wanted to come up with a solution that allows Iceland to answer the heating and cooling needs of almost any desirable site.”

The new solution had to be flexible, quiet, requires only a small footprint for any external plant and is able to be installed in a minimal ceiling void if required, thus allowing Iceland to consider properties that were previously unsuitable for their requirements.

Mitsubishi Electric’s City Multi R2 system was chosen for its cost effectiveness, long warranty period and quality of equipment. The air conditioning units distribute excess heat from areas needing cooling, (such as the refrigerators at the rear of the store), and transfers the heat to other areas where it is needed (such as the store front and till areas).

The ease of design and installation of the City Multi system was another important factor in helping Pro-Mec come up with the ideal solution for Iceland. Running costs are comparable or at times less than the usual air handling unit and there is also the additional benefit of cost savings on installation and full utilisation of the heat recovery feature of the system almost year round, due to the varying demands for simultaneous heating and cooling on the shop floor.

Pro-Mec UK Ltd was established in 2009, and now operates across the whole of the UK from its Head Office in Cannock, Staffordshire. The company specialises in all forms of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and electrical Installations.

Fahey added:

“Pro-Mec’s management team have a wealth of retail and commercial knowledge and this Award is recognition of the attention to detail and the support that they give to their customers such as Iceland.”

Pro-Mec also receive £1,000 from Mitsubishi Electric to donate to a charity of their choice and Chetter and his colleagues have selected the Midlands Air Ambulance, because of the important lifesaving work they do.