Gias Spa, a historic Italian industrial company specialized in frozen food products, has chosen Cefla Plant Solutions to see to the energy restructuring of its Mongrassano plant, near Cosenza. Over the years the company has become one of the technological reference points in the frozen foods sector, with brands of the calibre of Findus, Bofrost and Orogel turning to it; Cefla worked alongside the company from the early stages of the new plant’s design, offering all the know-how it has acquired thanks to years of research and development.
The project included the creation of a turnkey trigeneration plant consisting of a cogeneration module supported by a reciprocating natural gas-fuelled engine capable of generating up to 2 MWe, and energy recovery systems for the production of thermal energy in the form of hot water, as well as refrigerating power up to 242 kW. In particular, the latter is obtained thanks to the action of an ammonia absorber that recovers part of the temperature unleashed by the cogenerative module and feeds the freezing circuit at -40°C.
The special turnkey contract includes, in addition to the plant’s design and construction, a maintenance plan with programmed interventions and 24-hour support if any emergencies should arise.