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NMIA Airport (PAC Kingston Airport) – Chilled Water Plant Upgrade



Project Size

1900 Tons

Project Type

Design, Spec, Build


In Progress

PAC Kingston Airport Limited (PACKAL) operates and maintains the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica under a concession from the Government of Jamaica. PACKAL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP), based in Guadalajara, Mexico. GAP operates 12 airports in Mexico.

Project Overview: JTRS was awarded this significant project for the total upgrade of the water-cooled chillers at the Norman Manley International Airport. This transformative initiative involves the supply and installation of cutting-edge equipment, signaling a pivotal step towards modernizing the airport’s cooling infrastructure.

Equipment Specification: The project features the procurement and installation of high-capacity Trane water-cooled centrifugal chillers, including three units with a cooling capacity of 450 Refrigeration Tons (RT) each and one unit with a capacity of 550 RT. These chillers are renowned for their advanced technology, energy efficiency, and reliability, making them an ideal choice for the demands of an international airport.

Efficiency Gains: In comparison to the existing outdated chillers, the upgraded system promises remarkable gains in efficiency:

  1. Energy Efficiency: The Trane water-cooled centrifugal chillers are designed to deliver superior energy efficiency, resulting in a significant reduction in overall energy consumption.
  2. Optimized Performance: With advanced control systems and state-of-the-art technology, the new chillers will optimize performance, ensuring precise temperature control and responsiveness to varying demand loads.
  3. Environmental Impact: The upgrade aligns with environmental sustainability goals, contributing to a reduced carbon footprint and supporting the airport’s commitment to eco-friendly practices.

The upgrade is poised to bring a host of benefits to the day-to-day operations:

  1. Enhanced Passenger Comfort: The advanced chillers will provide a consistent and comfortable environment within airport terminals, enhancing the overall passenger experience.
  2. Increased Reliability: The new chillers’ advanced technology ensures higher reliability, reducing the risk of system failures and downtime, critical for uninterrupted airport services.
  3. Cost Savings: The improved energy efficiency and reduced maintenance requirements translate into substantial operational cost savings over the long term.
  4. Compliance with Standards: The project ensures that the airport’s cooling infrastructure aligns with the latest industry standards and regulations, reinforcing the commitment to safety and compliance.

JTRS is proud to play a pivotal role in modernising one of Jamaica’s largest airport’s cooling infrastructure which not only signifies a technological leap but also emphasises our client’s dedication to operational efficiency, environmental sustainability, and passenger comfort.

Technical Details & Services Provided

  • Cooling Capacity: 1,900 Tons
  • HVAC Application: Chilled Water
  • Engineering Design
  • Procurement
  • Build

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