Oilon, the Finnish energy and environmental technology company, has signed a collaboration agreement with Trane®, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Trane Technologies.
As part of the agreement, Trane will offer in Europe the Trane Exergy Series heat pumps designed and manufactured in collaboration with Oilon. The Exergy Series units deliver heating capacity of up to 120 degrees Celsius and can replace oil and gas boilers in industrial process, buildings and district heating applications.
– "Hardly any companies have managed to develop environmentally friendly technologies capable of such high temperatures. Cooperation with one of the world's largest players in the industry will help us to promote this sustainable technology more and more widely," says Martti Kukkola, Chief Business Officer for Oilon's Industrial Heat Pumps and Chillers.
Heat pumps are indeed regarded as one of the most significant means of producing fossil-free energy in the process industry and energy companies.
– "The agreement is a great reward for the long-term work we have done for over a decade to develop carbon-neutral energy production technologies", Kukkola adds.
In November 2021, Oilon opened a new plant for manufacturing industrial heat pumps in Kokkola (Finland). The capacity of the new plant is four times higher than the existing one.
Moreover, it will further accelerate the development of the industrial heat pump business, where Oilon has seen a notable expansion in recent years: deliveries grew significant. At present, the greatest demand comes from the European market, the needs of which are met by cooperation with Trane.
– "We have aggressive growth targets in industrial heat pumps, which are expected to become Oilon's core business in a few years' time. With such prospects, the capacity of the new plant will only be enough for a couple of years," Kukkola reckons.