With effect from 1 July 2020, NOVENCO Building & Industry has joined the COB (Center for Underground Constructions).
The COB is a network organisation aimed at collecting, developing and providing access to knowledge about and related to underground use of space. In order to further develop the underground construction sector, the COB initiates and facilitates projects and platforms within four disciplines, so that the results are always in line with practice. As a manufacturer of products and systems for ventilation and smoke control in tunnels and underground car parks, the organisations will most certainly benefit from each other in the future.
The demand for more and faster data communication has resulted in a strong growth in the number of hyperscale data centers, which increases the stress on global energy demands.
In the last 10 years, a lot of efforts have been done to bring down the PUE of data centers but as demand keeps growing, the request for products that can combine low energy consumption, low sound generation, as well as 98% recyclability rates, would be the dream for a sustainable data center design.
Follow the NOVENCO session by Hans Godden, Director Product Management at NOVENCO, August 4, 2020, 5 p.m. CET, so we can make that dream become a reality.
Join DATA CENTRE DYNAMICS LTD ‘Keeping IT Cool', the virtual conference, 4-6 August 2020, with nearly 30 free-to-view sessions presented by leading experts on data center cooling from across the world.
The conference will span both European and North American time zones to ensure that this is a truly global event.
Hans Godden, Director of Global Product Management at NOVENCO, will present our patented cooling technology, which achieves the market`s highest levels of energy efficiency and with a recyclability rate of 98%, we are helping our customers to reduce their carbon footprint.
Innovative and economic range of ZerAx® AZT jet fans for car parks
As the inventor of the ductless car park ventilation system 25 years ago, NOVENCO keeps on innovating with an unique new range of car park jet fans.
Based on the innovative design of the ZerAx® range of axial flow fans, the latest range of car park jet fans provide additional key benefits, such as cost reduction, space saving, optimal induction and easy installation in combination with low energy and sound levels.
Compact, reliable, silent and clever in every detail. This is how these small AZT jet fans can be summarized in a nutshell.
For over seventy years, NOVENCO Building & Industry has been manufacturing tunnel fans for normal ventilation and smoke control in road and rail tunnels. Since the end of the seventies, the ventilation specialist has also been active on the Dutch market and has equipped a large proportion of Dutch tunnels with so-called jet fans.
The GWW magazine 02/2020 features an article about our innovative tunnel fans.
We are pleased to announce that NOVENCO Building & Industry UK Limited has successfully achieved IFC SDI 19 Certification. This certification includes inspection of fire strategy verification, system design and installation of smoke control systems, the assessment and verification of the quality control system, competency assessment of individuals and continuing surveillance including random site audits.
Stena Recycling and NOVENCO have worked closely together on the project ’Design for recycling’ at NOVENCO’s production facilities to increase the focus on recyclable materials and to optimise waste management in the production processes.
Rikke Helstrup, Head of Sustainable Business at Stena Recycling, says “At NOVENCO Building & Industry, an international market position is achieved, because they already develop sustainable products by focusing and investing in sustainability in the development phase.”
The cooperation with Stena Recycling and the Recyclability Analysis by Stena, lead to the impressive results that the ZerAx® fans have a 98% recyclability rating.
The complete range of NOVENCO’s reliable and energy efficient ZerAx fans are now available as certified smoke fans. The fans with Danfoss VLT® frequency converters were tested and certified by the German MPA – Materialprüfanstalt – in Braunschweig.
Certification of smoke fans with frequency converters has been made possible with the standard EN 12101-3:2015, which allows the use of variable speed-controlled fans in the event of fires. The standard requires, that the fans are tested in combination with the speed-regulating equipment by an independent and notified body.
At NOVENCO we are happy, that our effective and low-noise ZerAx HT fans with frequency converters contribute to a greener and safer world.
The Danish Technological Institute, the Veltek technical industry association and the FAV association of ventilation companies, have asked NOVENCO Building & Industry to participate in the project ’Intelligent energy efficient process ventilation’. NOVENCO has happily accepted to participate.
The purpose of the project is to develop and demonstrate new intelligent system ventilation solutions for process ventilation with the focus on sustainability, environment and energy savings. The solutions must apply to both new and existing systems that need renovation or retrofit. For these purposes the NOVENCO fans match perfectly, as they are produced using the latest and environmentally geared technologies, and therefore fit precisely into the project concept.
Today, the 22nd April, is the 50th celebration of Earth Day. This year, Earth Day takes place in the light of the most widespread and deadly pandemics the world has seen for generations. The Corona, or Covid-19, virus is global in nature and knows no borders. It shuts down large parts of social life and threatens economies around the world. Whilst we are facing this adversity, current studies of the environment, weather and nature are showing enormous reductions in greenhouse gases, clearly demonstrating how much human activities influence the climate. The studies confirm that it does matter that we do everything we can to bring down the emissions in favour of a greener world. At NOVENCO Building & Industry we are proud to make fans for a greener world. Our ZerAx fans are at work around the clock all over the world to reduce carbon emissions and make this planet a better world and place for everyone. The predominant features of the ZerAx fans are the market’s highest fan efficiencies and a 98% recyclability rating, which help the earth breathe, bring down energy expenditures and lessen the strain on the earth’s resources. ZerAx is a fan for the environment and the world. Happy Earth Day and remember our planet earth.
Fascinating Building Ventilation
SCHAKO Group Conference
We kindly invite you to the SCHAKO Group Conference which will take place at the JohanniterHOTEL in Butzbach (near Frankfurt, Germany) on Thursday, 22 October 2020.
Experience the transformation from a rigid building structure into a living entity. The companies of the SCHAKO Group allow buildings to breathe. Visit our conference and be inspired by fascinating presentations on modern and intelligent ventilation of non-residential buildings.
With the experts of the SCHAKO Group, building ventilation becomes a fascinating experience.
So join the SCHAKO conference and be inspired by exciting and entertaining lectures from the group companies.
NOVENCO Building & Industry will present the markets leading energy saving solutions for building ventilation:
- The most efficient AHUs system on the market today - EC+ with system efficiency up to 85%
- Life safety car park ventilation and pressure differential systems with minimum use of resources
NOVENCO is happy to announce, that our apprentice Thomas Klarskov Henriksen recently passed his exam for a Warehouse and Logistics Operator with the highest possible grade 12. Congratulations to Thomas from all of NOVENCO! Very well done! Thomas has been a skilled apprentice at NOVENCO with his huge dedication to the work, helpful hand and huge smile on his face. We wish him the best of luck!
Products from NOVENCO Building & Industry are on the technological forefront far ahead of the competitors with respect to performance and durability and therefore well-suited for DGNB certification of sustainable buildings. Our ZerAx fans, with unmatched fan efficiencies of 92% and product lifetimes of 20+ years, are best-in-class and a perfect choice. The NOVENCO DGNB documentation package from the leading engineering, design and consultancy company Rambøll in Denmark, makes it clear just how positively the ZerAx fans contribute to the certification of sustainable buildings. The impact on the total certification score can account for up to an impressive 39.1%. The documentation package enables auditors to easily assess the specific contribution of NOVENCO products.
It is always prestige and at the same time a challenge to work with iconic architecture. This was also the case with a monumental tunnel in the heart of Rotterdam - the Maastunnel. This oldest tunnel in the Netherlands was recently under overhaul and upgrade, involved both structural and technical aspects, amongst which a major alteration of the tunnel ventilation. The importance and complexity of the job to preserve the monument was put under further stress by new regulations. This entailed implementation of NOVENCO’s longitudinal ventilation system to create safe conditions for the evacuation of people in the event of a tunnel fire and to provide fire brigades with smoke-free attack routes.
Please note that NOVENCO Building & Industry remains open for business and all our production activities continue.
However, based on the Danish government’s recommendations to safeguard people and to delay the spread of the Corona virus, all physical meetings and events are converted into online meetings or postponed until further notice. Most of the administrative employees are currently working from home. All phone and mail enquiries are answered within normal working hours.
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Looking for long lifetime cooling ventilation solutions for data centres? Well, NOVENCO’s solutions with the renowned NOVENCO ZerAx® fans are probably the world’s most efficient, profitable and quietest solutions. Click on the banner to register and visit NOVENCO’s stand D10 at the Data Centre World in ExCel, London on 11-12 March to see for yourself and find out more. Hans Godden, Director of Global Product Management at NOVENCO looks forward to meeting you on 11th March at 1.30 PM at the Energy Efficiency, Cost Management and DCIM stage, where he presents the ZerAx® fans and our long lifetime cooling ventilation solutions.
NOVENCO is happy to announce, that our R&D-trainee and final project-writing graduate Edwin Gnanapragasam recently passed his exam with the grade 12 for his assignment on redesign and optimisation of a NOVENCO fan solution. Edwin is now a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark.
"During my practice period in the R&D department at NOVENCO in the spring of 2019, I got a really good insight in the everyday work of mechanical engineers. Christian Colstrup, R&D development manager, my supervisor and mentor, assigned me many different and interesting tasks, which allowed me to work on a par with all engineers in the department. I learned a lot academically, but also how important social relationships are when solving tasks as a team. As a trainee, I felt like a true part of NOVENCO. After the end of my traineeship, it was therefore natural for me to ask NOVENCO as the place to write my final project.” - says Edwin and adds “As I look back, I would like to thank the company for the fantastic dedication and interest in my project. I got a lot of support from the R&D department and has enjoyed being able to try out my ideas. Of equally great value, and from which I benefited, were the discussions with the technicians in the production regarding the productional issues of the parts I designed in my project.”
Congratulations to Edwin from all of NOVENCO! Very well done!
29th of January, the Ressource City in Næstved (Denmark) held the Circular Economy Conference for more than 150 guests. There were cosmic stories from the vast regions of outer space by the Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen from ESA, presentation of greener than ever investment plans with Mia Manghezi from PensionDanmarks and a presentation of the greenest and most efficient fans in the world, the NOVENCO ZerAx® axial flow fans, by Lars Knaack from NOVENCO. It was quite a memorable and unusual afternoon where it among other things became clear how much we have in common when it comes to circular economy in practice.
We are happy to announce, that once again a NOVENCO apprentice, this time Daniel Grahn, has passed his apprenticeship examination with a great result. He received the grade 10 for a superb performance.
Daniel chose to make a very difficult object for his examination - a Dutch windmill full of charming details. In addition to the high grade, he also received a prize for the originality of the project.
Congratulations to Daniel from all of NOVENCO. Very well done!
We are happy to announce, that our apprentice Stanni Feltsen last Friday passed his apprenticeship examination with a great result. He received the grade 12, which is the highest possible grade.
Stanni chose to make a very ambitious and complicated object for his examination - a car trailer.
Congratulations to Stanni from all of NOVENCO! Very well done!
The investment in next-generation welding-robot technology begins to improve NOVENCO’s product quality and reduce production times.
Last Friday, the first casing of a robust centrifugal flow fan type CAL 1120 was successfully welded after the past few weeks of preparations and programming works.
CAL fans are used in aggressive environments, typically in the delivery of process air in composting plants.
The casing of the first CAL has already been welded by the robot and we are in the process of preparing the next 24 pieces for a large order.
Thank you NOVENCO Team for your efforts in making this happen.
We are pleased to announce that NOVENCO Building & Industry UK Ltd. is now a member of the Smoke Control Association (SCA).
The SCA is one of the Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Manufacturers Association (HEVAC) specialist group, a part of FETA, the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations Ltd.
Last month, Metropole Industrial, NOVENCO’s representative in Taiwan, held the Taipei Seminar for more than 200 guests, primarily construction companies of residential and commercial projects. The main topic of the seminar was NOVENCO’s car park ventilation systems, which were introduced in the early 1990s. The NOVENCO systems revolutionised the market for parking facilities with the use of very compact jet fans. These car park jet fans have long since proved to be invaluable assets for optimal ventilation of toxic exhaust gases and for efficient smoke removal in case of fires in car parks. The NOVENCO car park solutions are very efficient and use minimum amounts of energy in all ventilation scenarios. The NOVENCO car park solutions are truly 2-in-1 solutions, as they protect lives and assets, as well as the environment.
This week, Knækcancer (English: cure-cancer) in Denmark is fully dedicated to the Cure Cancer Campaign. The national TV station TV2 supports this and helps create awareness about the search for a cure. At NOVENCO we embrace this noble goal with our own knækcancerblomst (English: cure-cancer-flower) – the ZerAx® fan – the energy-and environment-saver of the future.
NOVENCO Building & Industry has supplied jet fans for longitudinal ventilation of road and rail tunnels since the early 1970s. Today, NOVENCO ranks among the world’s leading manufacturers of tunnel ventilation and smoke control systems.
In response to the requirements for high thrust from tunnel jet fans with minimum installation heights, the NOVENCO R&D department has upgraded our comprehensive range of tunnel jet fans. With this upgrade, even higher thrusts are available with minimum installation heights. Where the round tunnel jet fan range has been extended with higher thrust capabilities, the already space-saving rectangular tunnel fans now offer even more thrust. By combining this higher thrust with patented air deflectors, NOVENCO provides tunnel builders with a maximum in-tunnel thrust with the lowest possible installation heights, which adds valuable clearance height.
All elements of the tunnel jet fans have been thoroughly reviewed and optimised to the uncompromising and well-known NOVENCO quality. The innovative tunnel solutions feature high efficiencies and low sound levels due to the use of modern design and technologies.
The NOVENCO tunnel ventilation products and systems are manufactured in Denmark according to the highest standards. The tunnel jet fans are available in uni-directional and 100% reversible executions. The jet fans are tested and certified for use in smoke control systems up to 400 °C for 2 hrs.
NOVENCO additional services
- Tunnel ventilation and smoke control design assistance
- Project specific product fine-tuning
- FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) and SAT (Site Acceptance Test)
NOVENCO Building & Industry will participate in the upcoming China Wind Power exhibition in Beijing, China on October 22-24, 2019.
We look forward to welcoming you in the Pavilion of Denmark (E1-A15) to present NOVENCO’s market leading solutions for Wind Industry.
Every year, the Danish Cancer Society’s initiative – the Breasts Support campaign – happens on the first Saturday in October. The aim is to create awareness of breast cancer and to gather funds for patient support, prevention and research. NOVENCO embraces this noble and important work and have made our very own ’breast friend’ – a pink ZerAx fan. We believe a greener future with saving of energy go hand in hand with the fight against cancer.
Berkeley Homes offer stunning new prestigious developments across the United Kingdom. The company is well known for its very high standards of design and quality, as well as the commitment to low environmental impact of each development. For the latest Berkeley Homes investment, a luxurious development at the Royal Arsenal riverside, the most exciting riverside addresses of South East London, NOVENCO Building & Industry has been contracted to design and supply solutions for ventilation and temperature control of the corridors and stairs, efficient smoke clearance of public areas and underground car park ventilation and smoke clearance. The environmentally friendly solutions from NOVENCO ensure the highest levels of comfort and smoke ventilation from the underground car park facilities to the top of the roof.
Watch the NOVENCO video feature from this exclusive development, made in close cooperation with Berkeley Homes.
NOVENCO Building & Industry and two other Danish companies, Danfoss and Ramboll, have qualified for the final in an international competition to provide the best climate solutions for New York City. On 24th September 2019, NOVENCO will present its energy-efficient ZerAx® fan solution for how the million-city can tackle increasingly high temperatures to a panel of representatives from the New York City Council.
Through the Open Innovation Challenge, the New York City looks for new and innovative ideas, technologies and approaches to reduce the negative impacts of urban air pollution and heat effects. The goal is to identify and pilot the most promising solutions for the City, which aim to improve air quality and urban heat emissions.
Remember the World Cleanup Day 2019 on 21st October! It’s a social action program aimed to combat the global problems with solid waste. The NOVENCO ZerAx fans already help to make our planet a cleaner place, not by collecting waste, but by reducing carbon emissions. This is made possible through the most distinctive feature of the ZerAx fans, the highest fan efficiencies on the market, which makes them consume much less energy and thereby reduce carbon emissions significantly. Have a nice World Cleanup Day everyone.
How to maximise energy efficiency of ventilation systems is a question, which together with growing demands for reduction of operating costs and for lowering of carbon emissions, moves more and more in to focus. The good news is that NOVENCO Building & Industry has the answer, proven and documented in several retrofit projects around the world.
Read about this and more in the NOVENCO article, which has just been published in the Journal, the official magazine of the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE).
In connection with one of the largest deliveries in NOVENCO history, the ZerAx® fan type AZN 1600 has been certified by UL. The test was conducted by FORCE Technology in their newest and unique laboratory at the old shipyard Lindø near Odense in Denmark. At the test, specialists from UL were present while the ZerAx® fan was subjected to the customer-specified 42°C conditions. With top marks in the tests, the ZerAx® is now officially UL Listed.
The Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent global safety consulting company with 125 years of expertise in safety analysis of new technologies. The UL mark is trusted and accepted worldwide.
In connection with our nomination for the Danish Industry (DI) Association Prize 2019, we would like to share a presentation of the most energy efficient axial flow fans in the world – the NOVENCO® ZerAx® fans, as well as an interview with Lars Knaack, CEO of NOVENCO Building & Industry A/S.
After two years of re-construction and renovation, the Maas Tunnel reopened on 19th August 2019.
The monumental tunnel was built in 1942 and is the oldest in the Netherlands. The recent overhaul and upgrade involved both structural and technical aspects, among them a major alteration of the tunnel ventilation.
The importance and complexity of the job to preserve the monument was further stressed by new regulations. This entailed implementation of a longitudinal ventilation system to create safe conditions for the evacuation of people in the event of fires and to provide fire brigades with smoke-free attack routes. NOVENCO Building & Industry supplied and installed tunnel fans firstly as a temporary measure during the construction phase and subsequently also for permanent use. The installation consists of unidirectional tunnel fans type AUR 1250 and reversible fans type ARC 710, all made of stainless steel. The close cooperation with the municipality of Rotterdam and the Building-combination went smoothly. As stated by the Dutch newspaper AD last week: ‘The Maas tunnel passed its final exams: in case of fire, there will be a storm’ and in this case the storm is guaranteed by NOVENCO’s tunnel fans.
NOVENCO Building & Industry is proud to announce their nomination for the Danish Industry (DI) Association Prize 2019. What makes us especially proud is that the Prize 2019 focuses on the efforts in the fields of the environment, climate change and green energy. Our green commitment to ensure sustainable products and services that consider the environment and climate is the most essential duty for us.
We are nominated for the prize next to strong companies such as Chr. Hansen, Fischer Lighting, GRUNDFOS and Heliac.
The DI Prize will be awarded for the fourth time at the Danish Industry Association Top Meeting 2019 in September.
Thank you DI and the eminent judges for the nomination to the Danish Industry Association Prize 2019.
Yesterday, 7th of August 2019, NOVENCO Building & Industry hosted a visit by the Federation of Egyptian Industries, arranged by the Danish Industry Association. For the past two years, the Federation of Egyptian Industries and the Danish Industry Association have worked together on improvement of the work environment at the Egyptian workplaces. They have chosen NOVENCO as a good example of the Danish Work Environment. The focus of the visit was dialogue at the workplace, work culture and different methods, all under the umbrella of working environment and safety. TV2 East reported the visit and the news has now being broadcasted.
On the Maria Stuart Square in The Hague the two Grotius towers is under construction. Once complete, the towers will rise 100 and 120 m from street level, respectively, comprise 655 apartments and have carpark facilities for 245 cars. The towers will have a rather special appearance, as they mix different architectural themes and will have unique roofs that resemble crowns. NOVENCO Building & Industry has won the design, supply of equipment, mounting and commissioning of the certified pressurisation-systems for both towers.
Due to the special layout of the roofs, the placement of the overpressure fans was a major challenge in the design, which also had to meet high efficiency requirements. A combination of a highly advanced regulation and an optimally chosen system meets both the requirements of the Dutch regulations and the wishes of the end-customer. The ventilation of the carpark area also falls within the scope of the assignment given by the building contractor. The inauguration of the towers is planned for mid-2022.
NOVENCO Building & Industry is pleased to announce that our apprentice Marie Carmel has passed an important milestone on the road to becoming a certified metal worker. For her second internship period she received a grade 10 on her examination, which is the highest grade possible. The metal worker education consists of two basic school periods and three internship periods before the final practical examination.
For this intermediate examination project Marie chose to make a motorcycle-themed bar stool. The stool is impressive and has been well received.
In spite of the high level of skills displayed with the stool, the education has not been a walk in the park for Marie. In the spring of 2018 she injured her knee and had to postpone a part of the school period, due to which she struggled to make up for lost time.
Nowadays sheet metal workers and welders are low in number and especially female ones. In the past 15 years, NOVENCO has had two metal worker apprentices. Marie is the third and only female metal worker. To further her education and to inform on the many career opportunities, she attends promotional events at education fairs and schools. She graduates in June 2021.
Congratulations on the great grade from NOVENCO Building & Industry.
With its 123 km and combined climbs of more than 1,700 vertical meters, Born Fondo is a tough and wild mountain race, but also one of the funniest bike races in Denmark. The race is held on the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, surrounded by the most beautiful views of the rocky coast and idyllic landscape.
The Born Fondo 2019 bike race took place on Sunday 26th of May with participation of the NOVENCO Cycling Team. Struggles and sweat, and well-deserved satisfaction at the finish line, sums up the race in a nutshell. Check out the photos from the race.
In an effort to continually offer new and faster services, NOVENCO Building & Industry has developed the all-new software Quick Selector for easy ZerAx® axial fans selection. In this first release the NOVENCO Quick Selector contains close to 900 standardized and innovative solutions, all with our highly energy efficient ZerAx® axial fans. Access to the NOVENCO Quick Selector is easy and possible both online on our website www.novenco-building.com via Support > Quick Selector or with the app Novenco Fan which can be found in Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store.
It takes only a few clicks to look for solutions and receive full specifications without going through registration procedures. Straightforward and energy efficient, just as our ZerAx® fans. Enjoy.
NOVENCO Building & Industry is happy to announce, that our apprentice Michael Bahr Jakobsen has passed his apprenticeship examination with a great result. He received the grade 10, which was the highest grade given in his team.
Michael's education agreement is based on "Talent tracks", which means that a higher level of accomplishment is required to achieve the same grades. Michael chose to make a complete functional wooden lathe for his examination. As may be known, this is a very ambitious and difficult object to execute.
In addition to the highest grade, Michael also received the gratuity of his team for his assistance to everyone. A person from the team, who had had difficulties with his object during the examination, stood up and thanked Michael for his support that meant he too was able to finish with a good result.
Michael finishes his education on July 31st.
Photo: Tony Nielsen
NOVENCO Building & Industry is proud to announce that during the Eurovent Association’s 62nd Annual Meeting in Braga, Portugal, last week, Anne Moelgaard Sibbernsen was elected the first female member of the board. Anne brings with her years of experience from the HVAC sector and her employment in NOVENCO Building & Industry. She is a strong representative of European industrial ideals and an able advocate for innovation.
Eurovent is Europe’s Industry Association for Indoor Climate (HVAC), Process Cooling and Food Cold Chain Technologies, and counts more than 1,000 manufacturers from over 30 countries worldwide. The association dates to 1958 and over the years, the Brussels-based organisation has evolved into a well-respected and well-known stakeholder that builds bridges between the manufacturers it represents, associations, legislators and standardisation bodies on national, regional and international levels. Eurovent is a fully service-oriented, not-for-profit organisation – that backs its members and their innovative, energy-efficient and sustainable technologies and solutions to enable better quality of life across the globe.
NOVENCO Building & Industry is pleased to announce that Devendra Mishra has been appointed as Country Head for NOVENCO India.
Devendra brings many years of experience in the HVAC sector to NOVENCO India and has previously held senior positions with some of India’s most well-known Air Handling Manufacturers.
He will be based in Danish Industry India’s Mumbai office from where he will support NOVENCO’s network of distributors and will work with consultants, OEMs and direct customers to introduce our high quality products, in particular our high efficiency Zerax EC+ fan range, which provide unprecedented energy savings when utilized in ventilation systems.
For the latest pride of Mercedes-Benz, a modern office building in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, NOVENCO Building & Industry was awarded the contract for re-design of the two-layer car park ventilation system, component delivery, installation and certification according to the Dutch BRL-K21025 for certification of Smoke Control Systems. The system from NOVENCO Building & Industry consists of 18 pcs jet fans type AUO 290, one large axial flow fan type ACN 1000 for air supply and two large extract shafts fitted with two axial flow fans type ACN 1000, which ensure safe and efficient extraction of the polluted air mixture from the car park facility.
The Volkswagen Group, Europe’s largest automobile manufacturer, has completed a thorough investigation of the available ventilation systems on the market in search for the most efficient and innovative solution. After a comprehensive series of tests, measurements and practical trials, the choice fell on the environmentally friendly EC+ concept with NOVENCO’s high-efficient ZerAx® axial flow fans. The new system is already in operation at one of the largest production buildings – the assembly hall – at the VW Navarra production site in Pamplona, Spain.
The Volkswagen Navarra production site assumes a daily responsibility for the environment, worker’s safety and the local community. The innovative and impressive planning at the site reflect this with special attention given to resource management and emissions. The goal of which is to continuously reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. For these purposes, the latest technology with the ZerAx® axial fans presented a perfect solution for the renewal of the ventilation in the assembly hall.
The proven efficiency of the NOVENCO system will assure optimal ventilation of the VW Navarra production facilities for many years and contribute to a greener and sustainable environment.
Building Holland is a 3-day innovation event for the construction, installation and real estate sector. In the next two decades these sectors will face huge challenges, such as the energy transition and transformation. The event takes place in the RAI Amsterdam and will bring 15,000 visitors and 250 exhibitors together to share knowledge and innovative products and concepts. To improve the value of sustainability, the motto of Building Holland is “(Re) Building the Future”. Building a new future in collaboration with innovative partners looking for maximum value for owners and users of real estate.
Building Holland 2019 will take place in the RAI Amsterdam from 9-11 April. Visit NOVENCO Building & Industry in hall 11, stand 11.50.
China Refrigeration is one of the world’s leading exhibitions for refrigeration, air-conditioning, heating and ventilation, frozen food processing, packaging and storage. It features a wide range of exhibits with the latest advances in technologies that reflect the most significant developments and achievements in the industry.
This year, the China Refrigeration is the 30th and takes place at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) on April 9 - 11.
NOVENCO Building & Industry participates in this international exhibition in close cooperation with Hysent International Limited, our Chinese representative.
We look forward to welcoming you at our stand no. J07 in hall W4 to a display of the market’s most efficient and innovative HVAC system solutions with ZerAx® axial fans known as the EC+ concept, as well as our market-leading solutions for the wind industry.
The ISH trade fair once again proved to be the place to be with its solid reputation as the world’s biggest trade fair for energy efficient heating and air-conditioning technologies and renewable energies. As the ISH 2019 opened the doors last week for a week of news and mingling, around 190,000 visitors from 161 countries ended up visiting the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre. This year’s exhibition teemed with the latest innovations and trends from more than 2,500 exhibitors, who came from 57 countries to present their new products and systems.
The SCHAKO Group specialist team for a wide range of solutions in the field of air handling made a big impression at the ISH. For the second time, all the SCHAKO subsidiaries were present with their core competences within the areas of air-conditioning and ventilation for commercial, public and industrial applications. The ZerAx® fan with a Ø1,600 mm wide inlet, developed by NOVENCO Building & Industry and used, among other things, for free cooling of data centres, impressed hundreds of visitors at the SCHAKO Group stand.
As one of the largest datacenter countries of the world, data centers lie at the foundation of our digital economy. The Dutch Data Center Association (DDA) is the branch organization of data centers in the Netherlands. DDA facilitates and encourages members to operational improvement in the form of best practices. DDA promotes education and contributes to technical standards that further differentiate the data center industry in the Netherlands and beyond. The Dutch Data Center Association is one of the founders of the Digital Infrastructure Netherlands organisation, DINL. This organisation unites the organisations that make the digital infrastructure possible in the Netherlands. The DDA also works closely together with Digital Gateway to Europe, the organisation that promotes the digital mainport of the Netherlands. Finally, the DDA actively cooperates with market parties, government and other interest groups.
As one of the leading suppliers for innovative datacenter ventilation, we are proud to announce that we have been selected as a partner of the Dutch Data Center Association. Their network can facilitate further cooperations with other data center infrastructure partners and the government.
The ACREX India 2019 in BEC, Mumbai is officially open and you can find NOVENCO’s Building & Industry flagship product – the ZerAx® axial flow fan on Danfoss stand no. J-29 and on Citizen Industries Limited stand no. C-47. We are together presenting the EC+ and retrofitting solutions, the solutions build on the acclaimed ZerAx® fans, recognised for having the highest efficiencies in the industry.
Yesterday, 19th of February 2019, the party leader of the Social Democrats in Denmark, Mette Frederiksen visited NOVENCO Building & Industry in Næstved. She received a factory tour, where especially the welfare and involvement of the NOVENCO employees had her interest. Her questions were about our daily work, the production processes and the challenges NOVENCO faces. The ZerAx® fans made a stunning appearance and impressed her with energy savings up to 50%. The green focus in the design and manufacturing as well as the green capabilities of our products impressed further and contributed to the overall success of the visit. Mette Frederiksen continued her election campaign tour with food for thought and new knowledge about the people at NOVENCO Building & Industry and our green products.
As a part of the SCHAKO Group, NOVENCO Building & Industry will present its market leading products and solutions for HVAC industry at the upcoming ISH trade fair.
The ISH will take place in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) between 11 and 15 March 2019.
We look forward to welcoming you in Hall 8.0 at our stand no. B 38 for a presentation of our ZerAx fan and the EC+ solutions, conceived to increase the efficiency of your HVAC systems.
Among the biggest of HOFOR’s – Greater Copenhagen Utility – investments in recent years, the acquisition of the heat and power plant Amagerværket in Copenhagen, NOVENCO Building & Industry is a proud supplier of a complete environmentally friendly ventilation system. The system is for the biomass-fired boiler plant area of the power plant and is part of the investments in support of the climate plan for Copenhagen.
Once the investments are complete in 2025, the city will move to the first place on the list of CO2-neutral capitals in the World. This and other installations at the power plant are well on their way, and the production of heat and power is set to commence in 2019.
The NOVENCO delivery of ventilation system equipment consists of roof fans, recirculation fans, as well as supply- and exhaust smoke fans, which is all, based on the renowned NovAx™ axial flow fans. The proven durability of the NOVENCO system will assure reliable ventilation of the biomass-fired boiler plant facilities for many years and contribute to a greener and sustainable Copenhagen.
NOVENCO is proud to announce today that it received two significant orders to provide cooling solutions for two new Facebook data center buildings in the USA. The scope is to deliver direct “free cooling” solutions consisting of Fan Arrays and Relief Fans, based on NOVENCO`s unique and patented ZerAx® fan technology. All the equipment will be delivered in 2019.
NOVENCO provides a special designed range of space-saving rectangular tunnel jet fans for tunnel profiles with minimal available installation height. Compared to standard round tunnel fans, the required installation height is at least 20% less, which returns in huge savings on construction costs of the tunnel over the whole length.
Turn Black Friday into GREEN FRIDAY saving money and reducing CO2 emissions for many years to come
Think green, not black, and save more than 50% on energy each year while sparing the environment for tons of CO2 emissions by using ZerAx® fans in your applications.
The ZerAx® fans are true energy-savers of the future, that herald a new generation of axial flow fans with efficiencies up to 92%, low noise levels and product lifetimes of 20 years. The ZerAx® fan design fits a wide range of industries and sets new standards for what is possible with respect to fan efficiencies and return-on-investments.
Naturally, NOVENCO Building & Industry cares for the well-being and state of health of their employees. And, together with Naestved Health Centre, which runs the project Body & Job, NOVENCO participates in the November initiative ‘Health at work’. The aim is to improve employees’ lifestyles, to prevent chronic conditions that may lead to illnesses and to provide an opportunity for the individual to have a confidential discussion of issues about well-being in general, exercise, sleep, nutrition etc. At NOVENCO, the talks are voluntary and during work hours.
In the beginning of this month, we spread the news about the ‘How it’s done’ TV program, which features NOVENCO’s unique car park ventilation systems. The program has now being broadcasted on RTLZ TV in The Netherlands. It is with great pleasure, that we can present it on our website with an English voice-over. Learn more about our renowned car park ventilation systems in the video below.
The EUC Zealand has again this year received many nominations from apprentices, who believe that their companies of internship deserve the title as Apprenticeship place 2018. We are happy to announce, that our apprentice Michael Bahr Jakobsen has nominated NOVENCO for this honourable title, which was awarded for the first time in 1999.
A small EUC Zealand judging panel - consisting of the chairman of the school, an education manager an administrative employee - has selected NOVENCO Building & Industry A/S as EUC Zealand's local winner. In this context, NOVENCO's delegation (Klaus V. Rasmussen, Brian Brix Petersen and Michael Bahr Jakobsen) were invited to lunch to mark the occasion.
NOVENCO is thus qualified for the national competition as Apprenticeship place of the year. The winner will be announced on Thursday 15th November 2018 in Copenhagen.
M for moustaches and with November it is Movember, which is an annual event where men leave their moustaches to grow for a month. This is to raise awareness of men's health issues and especially of the kinds of cancer that affect only men. Apart from the raised awareness, the goal is also to raise funds for the cause. At NOVENCO we embrace the event and support the cause with our ZerAx® stylised for Movember.
Another year has passed for NOVENCO, a year full of development and progress, a year filled with fascinating projects. Today, when we celebrate NOVENCO’s 71 years of pure competence in air, we thank our partners for their trust and loyalty as we look forward to our common journey to the future. The future begins today.
RTL Z is a Dutch business and financial news television channel. In ‘How it’s done’ RTL Z presents inspired entrepreneurial stories about successful companies in a documentary style. The producers of the program chose NOVENCO Building & Industry for their latest program, which will be broadcasted Saturday 3 November at 17:00h on RTL Z with a focus on NOVENCO’s unique car park ventilation systems. Car park ventilation systems are among our fundamental technologies and expertise. This field of solutions was founded in the 1990s when our jet fan based systems revolutionized the market for car park ventilation. The jet fans have long since shown to be invaluable assets for removal of exhaust gases from cars and for aiding in smoke control in case of a fire. The amount of energy our car park solutions use is minimum in all comfort ventilation situations. The solution is truly 2-in-1 as they help protect lives and assets, as well as the environment.
The fly in our new movie knows what is best when it comes to airflow. Just as with the ZerAx® fans, where the straight airflow helps to preserve and save energy. With EC+ solutions, the energy efficiency of new and existing HVAC systems increases to new levels.
The EC+ concept comprises the ZerAx® series of high efficiency fans, high efficiency IE4 or IE5 PM motors and the intelligent and high efficiency Danfoss VFDs. The combined system delivers efficiencies in the range of 80 - 85%, which is 15 - 25% better than alternative solutions such as direct-driven centrifugal plug fans with EC motors.
NOVENCO Building & Industry will participate in the upcoming Green Building Congress exhibition in Hyderabad, India on November 1-3, 2018 in close cooperation with Xero Energy, our representative of India.
We look forward to welcoming you at our stand no. 47 for a presentation of our ZerAx fan and the EC+ solutions, conceived to increase the efficiency of HVAC systems, as well as our unique car park systems with renowned jet fans.
This week, #knækcancer (English: cure-cancer) in Denmark is fully dedicated to the Cure Cancer Campaign. The national TV station TV2 supports this and helps create awareness about the search for a cure. At NOVENCO we embrace this noble goal with our own #knækcancerblomst (English: cure-cancer-flower) – the ZerAx® fan – the energy and environment saver of the future.
The future is a big concern for NOVENCO. Environmental requirements change constantly and customers continue to expect innovative solutions. In recognition of this and to stay in front, NOVENCO has acquired a next-generation welding robot. The installation and training are close to complete and we are ready to let the world know of this exciting technology. Even though the robot still is in a programming phase, it is scheduled to be fully up and running very soon. It will improve our product quality and speed up production times of ventilation products and systems.
NOVENCO Building & Industry will participate in the upcoming China Wind Power exhibition in Beijing, China on October 17-19, 2018 in close cooperation with Hysent International Limited, our Chinese representative.
We look forward to welcoming you at our stand no. E112 to present NOVENCO’s market leading solutions for Wind Industry.
Did you know, that choosing the right fans can lead to a massive 10-15% in energy savings?
All over the world, data center owners or Cloud providers are looking for new ways to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions to become a ‘green facility’ as it is increasingly more important to achieve the lowest possible power usage effectiveness (PUE). No matter which cooling method is used, the one key component that can truly make a difference in becoming more energy-efficient are the fans.
NOVENCO Building & Industry will participate in the upcoming FinnBuild exhibition in Helsinki, Finland on October 10-12, 2018 in close cooperation with Suomen Ilmastointitukku Oy, our Finnish representative.
We look forward to welcoming you at our stand no. 7C170 for a presentation of our ZerAx fan and the EC+ solutions, conceived to increase the efficiency of your HVAC systems.
At the stand EXHAUSTO will present their AHU solution with a NOVENCO ZerAx fan inside, to showcase the EC+ solutions which reduce use of energy in new AHU’s and in existing systems.
We hope to see you at our stand.
NOVENCO Building & Industry has been upgraded to the new ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015 standards after the external audit back in May month, and now we have received the new certificates from Bureau Veritas.
ISO certification helps to underline that we are a quality-oriented company. The high demands we set for ourselves every day help us to focus on improvement of all our processes to be future-oriented company and create products on the technological forefront with respect to performance and durability.
The ISO 9001 and 14001 certification covers NOVENCO’s departments in Denmark, Holland, Germany, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
The high cost of energy and the increasing level of environmental awareness, spurred JK Tyres – one of the leading tyre manufacturers in India – to search for modern and more efficient solutions in the field of energy saving for their manufacturing plant in Chennai.
JK Tyres chose the market’s most efficient and innovative solution known as the EC+ concept, which has made them pioneers of the concept in India.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an integral vision of sustainable business operations. It is a process and not a final destination. Goals change over time with every business decision.
NOVENCO Building & Industry B.V. is aware of its responsibility towards People, Planet and Profit and seeks a balance between social, environmental and economic aspects. Based on their values, NOVENCO has been accredited with the VEBON/NOVB Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Certificate.
NOVENCO expects the same attitude from its suppliers, suppliers and business partners. NOVENCO focuses on the following four values:
Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies. NOVENCO Building & Industry UK Limited has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.
The Brussels Airport fire service is a large and well established part of the airport. However, age and capacity limits call for renewal and enlargement of the current facilities, which is why the airport builds two new fire stations on the airport tarmac, west and east of the airport terrain. The construction of the new buildings began May 2017 and will accommodate fire service as well as various associated rescue services, including medical service. Both fire stations will provide more space for new fire engines and robots, in which the airport has invested considerably in recent years. NOVENCO Building & Industry will equip each of the fire stations with two jet fans type AUO 500. These jet fans build on the renowned NovAx™ axial flow fans that are characterised by an oval silencer design. All fans are tested and approved to meet the requirements for smoke exhaust.
Designed as a gigantic transparent glass masterpiece, BLOX is much more than just a modern complex in central Copenhagen.
It is a fresh world of architecture and design, an original cultural centre and a different magnet for life in the city.
The German technical service corporation TÜV has April 2018 renewed the certification of the Novenco AirBox software for calculation of ZerAx fans from NOVENCO Building & Industry A/S. As with the old certificate, the new certificate covers the ZerAx fan types AZL, AZN and AZW in sizes 355 - 710 with motors from WEG.
The fans sent for test and the AirBox calculation software were tested and found to match each other with an accuracy of B1 according to the TÜV classification system. See page 2 in the certificate.
The ZerAx fans are since the introduction in 2009 unsurpassed and world leading with efficiencies of up to 92%. The technologies and designs are patented all over the world.
Congratulations to Copenhagen with its new venue for Danish culture – the BLOX complex, which was inaugurated on 6th May.
Designed by the renowned architects OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture), as a gigantic transparent glass masterpiece, BLOX is much more than just a modern complex in central Copenhagen. It is a fresh world of architecture and design, an original cultural centre and a different magnet for life in the city. The BLOX complex is home of the Danish Architecture Centre and the BLOXHUB - an interdisciplinary innovation environment for sustainable development. BLOX provides also a setting for recreational outdoor urban spaces, playgrounds and cafes as well as a unique forum for urban development with rooms for work, exhibitions and research. BLOX is indeed the new black in Copenhagen.
The winner of the year 2018 Danish Industry apprentice award in Southern Zealand comes from NOVENCO Building & Industry
At NOVENCO, we are proud to announce that this year’s award for best apprentice goes to Christopher Niece from NOVENCO Building & Industry.
The award was presented on 25th April at Danish Industry’s business meeting 2018 in Næstved by the Vice President of the South Zealand region, Kim G. Jørgensen, who commended Christopher for a huge engagement, responsibility and very high skills. In his grounds for the choice he says, that Christopher displays big dedication to his work, meets early every day and works on an equal footing with skilled welders. In his words to Christopher, the managing director of NOVENCO, Lars E. Knaack, emphasises that “Christopher has a strong drive, is liked by his colleagues and is the kind of employee you always can count on. We always have a large number of apprentices in the company and it is of great value to have a person like Christopher to show the way and set a good example.”
Danfoss presents NOVENCO ZerAx® - the most effective fan in the world – at the Danfoss Singapore Application Development Centre, where they exhibit the latest technologies.
As you may know, Danfoss and NOVENCO have recently joined forces to offer the market’s most efficient system solutions comprising fans, motors and frequency drives (VFDs) for AHUs and other ventilation applications. These solutions are labelled Danfoss EC+. In combination with NOVENCO ZerAx® fans, the Danfoss EC+ concept is the latest response to growing demands for energy saving. Precisely conceived to increase the efficiency of HVAC systems, the EC+ concept facilitates design of topmost efficient AHUs and offers to boost energy efficiency of existing systems radically. The concept prescribes components for optimum system design - the ZerAx® series of high efficiency fans, high efficiency IE4 or IE5 PM motors and the intelligent and high efficiency Danfoss VFDs. The combined system delivers efficiencies in the range of 80 - 85%, which is 15 - 25 percentage points better than the closest alternative solutions such as direct-driven centrifugal plug fans with EC motors.
The Danfoss Singapore Application Development Centre often invites customers as well as potential partners and customers to the centre for insights in to the technologies. The centre is also used for customer training sessions, product and application testing and development of new solutions in partnership with customers.
Together with Xero Energy Engineering Solutions Pvt Ltd, NOVENCO Building & Industry is attending ACREX INDIA 2018 in Bengaluru, India this week. With more than 600 exhibitors from more than 30 countries and over 50.000 visitors, the ACREX is South Asia’s largest exhibition for ventilation and intelligent buildings. The visitors are showing great interest in the EC+ and retrofitting solutions presented by NOVENCO in cooperation with Danfoss. The solutions build on the acclaimed ZerAx fans, recognised for having the highest efficiencies in the industry.
Danfoss and NOVENCO have joined forces to offer the market’s most efficient system solutions comprising fans, motors and frequency drives (VFDs) for AHUs and other ventilation applications.
The environmentally responsible Danfoss EC+ concept in combination with NOVENCO ZerAx® fans is the latest response to growing demands for energy saving. Precisely conceived to increase the efficiency of HVAC systems, the EC+ concept facilitates design of topmost efficient AHUs and offers to boost energy efficiency of existing systems radically. The concept prescribes components for optimum system design - the ZerAx® series of high efficiency fans, high efficiency IE4 or IE5 PM motors and the intelligent and high efficiency Danfoss VFDs. The combined system delivers efficiencies in the range of 80 - 85%, which is 15 - 25 percentage points better than the closest alternative solutions such as direct-driven centrifugal plug fans with EC motors.
The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, agreeably adopted by the world leaders in September 2015, calls all countries to improve the planet and lives of people through a number of Global Goals.
With its consideration to the environment in the design and manufacturing of ventilation equipment, NOVENCO Building & Industry is highly involved in the achievement of goal no. 13 Climate Action. The 13th goal is directly dedicated to the well-being of our blue planet. At NOVENCO this is reflected in our daily efforts and actions for innovative and responsible production in harmony with the climate. The resource-friendly products reflect this dedication with long life spans and environmentally safe production processes.
The last of the 117 NOVENCO tunnel jet fans was officially installed in the end of November last year, thus completing 4 of the 5 stages of construction of the Gaasperdammertunnel. The project is part of the road expansion between Schiphol, Amsterdam and Almere.
During a planning phase of the A9 Gaasperdammerweg, the ambition was to install the last fan within this stage, even before all concrete had hardened. This succeeded, and NOVENCO played their part in this success. The work is not finished yet. The other 22 NOVENCO fans for the last, 5th stage of the Gaasperdammertunnel are going to be installed right after the ceiling constructions of the reversible lane are in place.
The Gaasperdammertunnel is 3 kilometres long and not only the longest land tunnel in the Netherlands, but with its 5 tubes also one of the widest tunnels in the Netherlands.
It is planned to be open for traffic in 2020. In 2021 a large park will be built on the tunnel roof. NOVENCO has already started the countdown for the first traffic to pass through the tunnel.
NOVENCO Building & Industry was awarded the contract for the system design, delivery of axial and jet fans, commissioning and system approval for the BMW Museum visitor car park. The car park underneath the museum is equipped with high quality NOVENCO axial flow fans and jet fans, tested and approved to meet requirements for both CO ventilation and smoke exhaust in case of a fire.
One of the largest energy producers in the world Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) commissioned the Bachelors Accommodation at their newly expanded Ruwais refinery to provide the best conditions for their employees. NOVENCO Building & Industry was awarded the contract for design and delivery of a complete staircase pressurization system for all 14 escape staircases of the residential buildings in the Bachelors Accommodation.
For the large reconstruction of the Westgate Oxford Shopping Centre, NOVENCO Building & Industry was contracted to design, supply, install and commission the smoke ventilation systems for the whole development.
NOVENCO Building & Industry was awarded the contract for design and delivery of kitchen ventilation systems for The Ruwais Housing Complex developed by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, one of the largest energy producers in the world.
In an effort to continually offer new and beneficial services, NOVENCO Building & Industry A/S has decided to implement its innovative, highly efficient and patented ZerAx® axial flow fan in the airCalc++, well known as the next generation module-based AHU selection software in the world.
The airCalc++ software, developed by ISC GmbH, is a strong tool for calculation of AHU configurations and is with the inclusion of the ZerAx® axial flow fans now capable of designing the most efficient solutions. The ZerAx® fans are energy-savers of the future and therefore a perfect match for the airCalc++ software.
The new and prestigious Al Rashid Mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has a total mall area of 89.000 m² and houses both shops and offices and an underground parking area.
With thousands of people visiting every day, it is imperative that noise levels are kept to a minimum and that contaminated air discharged from the cars will not affect the public and customers.
The installation includes 69 ZerAx® AUZ-340 Jet Fans distributed within the car park to guide fresh air to all areas and to transport contaminated air/smoke to the extract points. And 15 ACN1120/403-6 High temperature extract fans located in 5 fan rooms. Each fan room has the capacity to extract 78 m³/s of air. Prior to the installation NOVENCO has carefully analysed the airflow by using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) to optimize and show the effectiveness of the proposed solution.
The ventilation solution limits CO levels in the car park and provides smoke clearance in the event of a fire in the car park area. The analysis is used to verify escape routes and free passages for fire and rescue personal in case of a fire emergency in the car park area.
The Jet fans systems have many benefits over traditional ductwork ventilation systems. These include simplified and quicker installation, energy savings, cleaner environment and more effective ventilation throughout the parking area.
Copenhagen’s newest icon. An architectural pearl. With its five fused towers of different heights, unrepeatable round shapes and thoughtful details, Axel Towers is unquestionably an architectural highlight in the city of Copenhagen.
NOVENCO Building & Industry was awarded the contract for design and delivery of a complete smoke clearance system with jet fans for the underground car park. The five storeys of the Axel Towers car park are now highly protected by the advanced technology operating system delivered by NOVENCO.
NOVENCO Building & Industry A/S releases the most compact axial jet fans for large car parks and service yards. The AZT jet fans are designed with a small form factor in mind and for optimum capacity, long lifetimes and reliable operation as answer to essential market requirements. The 100 N strong unidirectional AZT jet fans are based on the acclaimed ZerAx® axial flow fans, which provide fan energy efficiencies up to 92%, extremely low sound levels and expected product lifetimes of more than 20 years.
NOVENCO Building & Industry A/S releases the most compact axial jet fans for large car parks and service yards. The AZT jet fans are designed with a small form factor in mind and for optimum capacity, long lifetimes and reliable operation as answer to essential market requirements. The 100 N strong unidirectional AZT jet fans are based on the acclaimed ZerAx® axial flow fans, which provide fan energy efficiencies up to 92%, extremely low sound levels and expected product lifetimes of more than 20 years. The AZT jet fans ensure high performance at the lowest possible power consumption, and meet market requirements for simpler, safer and more economic fans. The jet fans are without silencers, due to the high efficiency and low sound profile of the ZerAx®, which make them very compact and lead them to low cost of transport.
First double layer tunnel of the Netherlands will open in the night of 15 to 16 December 2016.
Today it was announced that all four tunnel tubes of the King Willem Alexander tunnel will be put into operation on the night of 15 on 16 December 2016.
For Rijkswaterstaat (the Dutch Road Authorities) the tunnel is an important link in the national and European road network. Daily safety in the tunnel is not only determined by the functioning of all technical installations. The tunnel is also monitored and controlled 24/7 from the traffic control center in Helmond.
At present, there is still some work on new junctions, rest points of testing and exercises for traffic controllers and emergency services. Also the weather conditions must remain favorable to finish all work on-time. But with the current state of knowledge it is justified to head to a commissioning of the four tunnel tubes for the A2 Maastricht in the night of 15 on 16 December.
All ongoing traffic will disappear from the city to the lower tunnel tubes of the underground tunnel. The upper tunnel tubes will also be taken into operation, although some lanes cannot be used yet because the road infrastructure around the tunnel is not 100% finished. These lanes will follow gradually during the first half of 2017. Until then, local traffic will still be using the temporary N2 and detours.
After the first half of 2017, the vast majority will be connected on the total new traffic 6 km system. The tunnel itself is about 2 km long. Next to the tunnel also a total of 21 flyovers, viaducts, tunnels and bicycle viaducts are built to complete the whole new infrastructure.
The Danish company CS Gruppen A/S handles daily logistics in the Danish food industry. Their freezer plants are located all over the country and from their most southern location in Padborg they ship 250-300 tons of food a day. That amounts to a total of 200,000 pallets per year. Part of the business is freezing fresh meat at minus 30°C and storing it at minus 18°C until it is shipped out into the world in freezer trucks and containers.
The company freezes up to 1,800 tons a day so naturally a large amount of energy is required to keep the plant going and to meet the customers’ demands. CS Gruppen A/S is even expanding their capacity in Padborg to expedite even greater quantities and accommodate the technological and environmental requirements of a modern freezer facility.
When reviewing the plant for energy optimisation the existing fans were included in the review. The 25-30 year old fans represented a large part of the energy consumption in the freezing tower.
The freezing of fresh meat occurs under extreme cold conditions with high requirements for quality and reliability of equipment. After a thorough dialogue with three different suppliers, each offering very different solutions, the decision was made to install the ZerAx® axial flow fans at the plant. This solution had the highest acquisition value, but calculations showed that the ROI would only be 23 months. This is due to the ZerAx® fan efficiency of up to 90%. The ROI calculations are based on the plant running at full capacity (5,000 hours per year). A reduction of the operation time will prolong the ROI.
NOVENCO Building & Industry A/S was contacted by the Danish TV Station when a fan in one of their technical rooms broke down. The fan supplies fresh air to the news office where people are working all hours of the day to provide news to the public. Due to the fact that the editorial department broadcasts 24/7, it was of the utmost importance that the new fan was fitted into an existing installation to minimize installation time and noise. The fan was installed during the night and caused a minimum of disturbance to the working news team.
A state-of-the-art hospital, The Delta Hospital of the innovative hospital group CHIREC (Centre Hôpital Interrégional Edith Cavell) is under construction in Auderghem, Brussels in Belgium.
NOVENCO Building & Industry was awarded two contracts, one for the smoke control system of the shopping gallery on the ground floor of the hospital and another for the ventilation and smoke control system of the underground parking.
Located in a prime position within the heart of St Helier’s financial district in Jersey, Esplanade 66, 37 and 27, over a length of 250 m from each other, provide high grade office accommodation at Esplanade Gateway.
For each of those grand and luxurious office buildings, NOVENCO Building & Industry supplied and installed a smoke clearance system with jet fans for the car park area.
NOVENCO Building & Industry was awarded the contract for design and delivery of a unique fan array with its renowned ZerAx® fans for one of the exhibitions of the Experimentarium, the new Danish science centre in absolute world class.
Prime position, riverside living created around a vibrant public of London city, this is what Greenwich Wharf is. With its range of luxurious apartments and large penthouses at the top of each block providing magnificent views across and along the river Thames, Greenwich Wharf is one of the most desirable addresses in London. NOVENCO Building & Industry designed a smoke clearance system with Jet Fans for the Greenwich Wharf underground car park and was engaged to do the detail design and installation of the extended corridor AOV system.
Hvidovre Hospital is one of Denmark's largest hospitals with over 40.000 patients each year. The hospital has 35 departments including Denmark's largest maternity ward with about 7.000 births a year.
The energy consumption at the Hvidovre Hospital’s kitchen has been reduced significantly by replacing an old fan with more energy efficient ZerAx® fan, at the same time air volume has been increased by 25%.
In cooperation with AHU producer Trubel Luft- und Klimatechnik GmbH, NOVENCO Building & Industry has conducted a performance comparison test in the TÜV Süd Test Laboratory. The test was a demand from one of Germany’s largest manufacturers of vehicles. Read absolutely about very convincing test results in the case story here
In addition you can find a very interesting article ‘NEW CONCEPT FOR AHUs – UPGRADE TO MEET HIGH ENERGY-EFFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS’, published in TAB, Klima/Lüftung earlier this year under the link below
NEW CONCEPT FOR AHUs
The International Finance Centre, designed by an award-winning team of architects and landscape designers, provides environmentally sustainable Grade “A” office spaces for new and expanding businesses in Jersey. NOVENCO Building & Industry designed and installed a car park ventilation system with Jet Fans for the underground parking.
The whole SCHAKO Group as a specialist team for a wide range of solutions in the field of air handling made a big impression.
A small example, in the official press release of the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre with regard to the ISH 2017, a picture of the SCHAKO exhibition stand is shown, the four and a half-meter high ZerAx® fan array, which NOVENCO Building & Industry has developed especially for free cooling of major data centers worldwide.
But not only the large fan array impressed the many hundred ISH visitors at the SCHAKO Group stand. For the first time, all the subsidiaries presented themselves together with their entire competence in the areas of air conditioning and ventilation for commercial and public buildings, large kitchens, laboratories, process industries, staircases, underground car parks and tunnels.
With the ISH 2017, the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre has again achieved new successes: even more visitors (+ 5%), even more exhibitors (+ 5%), even more international guests (+ 3%) and even more exhibition space with 260,000 square meters; with that the ISH is the most important international branch meeting across Europe.
Beat Vögeli, CEO of the SCHAKO Group, was also very satisfied with the exhibition: "The various areas of the SCHAKO Group with NOVENCO Building & Industry, REVEN, SCHAKO KG, SCHNEIDER Elektronik and SIROCCO are cooperating more and more, and I'm delighted that this synergy strengthens our system competence every day."
The 2.3 km long Koning Willem-Alexandertunnel is the first double-layer tunnel in Europe, which is suitable for both passenger cars and trucks. The tunnel will be opened to the public on December 15, 2016 and will become a gateway between the Netherlands and the rest of Europe.
The tunnel is part of a comprehensive and sustainable plan for the city and the motorway. The “Green Carpet” addresses multiple objectives to improve the flow of traffic on the A2 motorway and the accessibility of the city of Maastricht. In addition, the plan promotes the quality of life and road safety, resolving bottlenecks within the city, and creating opportunities for urban development.
On the tunnel project, NOVENCO Building & Industry (NBI) was awarded the contract for both the tunnel ventilation system as well as the pressurization systems for the escape tunnels, including associated engineering, supply, installation, commissioning, factory acceptance testing (FAT), site acceptance testing (SAT) and the handover.
For the four tunnels NBI has supplied a total of 62 tunnel jet fans for the ventilation system and smoke control system in case of a fire in the tunnel. All fans are made of high grade (AISI 3.16) stainless steel. Furthermore, all jet fans are certified as smoke exhaust fans in the class F300 in accordance with European standard EN 12101 (tested at 300°C for at least 2 hours).
At the tunnel entrances a total of 23 tunnel jet fans type AUR-1120 are installed. These jet fans have an impeller diameter of 1,12m and are driven by 30kW electric motors. To ensure that the sound inside the tunnel is acceptable, the fans are fitted with 2xD long silencers on both ends (≅ 2.3m per silencer).
Furthermore, the silencer on the suction side of the fans are coated in a color that matches building structure. All entrance tunnel jet fans are equipped with a special inlet cone, which is designed in association with with Rijkswaterstaat (the Dutch road and water authorities) to counteract negative influences of side and fall winds.
Inside the tunnel tubes a total of 39 fully reversible jet fans type ARR 800 are installed. These jet fans have an impeller diameter of 0.8m and are driven by 18.5kW electric motors. On both sides of these jet fans 3xD long silencers are installed (≅ 2.4m per silencer).
NBI also delivered and installed the transition cabinets (power and control of the tunnel fans) in the technical part of the center, including the cabling from these cabinets to the tunnel jet fans.
There are two escape corridors in the center tunnel in case of a fire in one of the tunnel tubes. For these escape corridors, NBI installed pressurization systems. With a pressurization system, the escape corridors are are protected against the ingress of smoke and toxic gases in the event of a fire or other emergency in one of the tunnel tubes.
For these pressurization system, a total of four large axial fans type ACN-1120 are installed, including all necessary accessories such as silencers, ductwork, dampers, outside air intake grilles, control panels, smoke detectors, temperature transmitters and internal wiring from the control panels to the supplied components.
The renewed and expanded mall Nieuw Hoog Catharijne in Utrecht (The Netherlands) comprises large, modern and transparent retail and shopping gallery spaces with one of largest underground car parks in The Netherlands with approximately 1,300 car park spaces. NOVENCO Building & Industry was awarded the contract for the re-design, component delivery, mounting and assisted on the commissioning of the car park ventilation system for this unique 5 level underground car park.
Recently NOVENCO Building & Industry B.V. (NBI-BV) secured the order for a turn-key Car Park Ventilation project in Belgium. NBI-BV will deliver and install the system in the new Rive Gauche commercial centre in the city centre of Charleroi Belgium. The centre will have an area of 110.933 m2 and a carpark with 900 parking places.
The ventilation system will use certified components for control of smoke in the event of fires. This will aid the fire brigade and enable effective localisation and extinguishing of fires.
The second largest hydro-electric power facility in Norway, the Sima Power Station, replaced their old fans with nine high efficiency ZerAx® fans from NOVENCO as a part of a comprehensive energy-retrofit project. The replacement resulted in at least 30% reduction in energy consumption.
The German technical service corporation TÜV has December 2015 certified the Novenco AirBox software for calculation of ZerAx fans from NOVENCO Building & Industry A/S. The newly received certificate covers the ZerAx fan types AZL, AZN and AZW in sizes 355 - 710 with motors from WEG.
The fans sent for test and the AirBox calculation software were tested and found to match each other with an accuracy of B1 according to the TÜV classification system. See page 2 in the certificate.
The ZerAx fans are since the introduction in 2009 unsurpassed and world leading with efficiencies of up to 92%. The technologies and designs are patented all over the world.
TÜV Süd is one of the world’s leading companies for product approval testing and certification. The stable performance of our premium ZerAx® fan range convinced TÜV Süd to use this fan range in their new test facilities in Olching, Germany.
A new underwater car park has been established in the center of Copenhagen right next to the Queens palace and close to the popular Nyhavn where millions of tourists visit every year. The car park holds accommodates 500 cars and is built in 3 levels. All levels are placed below street and water level making it one of the most unique underground car parks in Copenhagen.
NOVENCO Building & Industry has delivered and installed a high tech ventilation solution that will keep the air in car park clean, despite the many cars passing through every day. The system includes 2 ACN 1400 extraction fans (F300) and 24 AUO 380 unidirectional jet fans (F300). 36 sensors are placed strategically between the North and South part of the car park. The sensors detect any change in the level of CO/NOx and CH and the highly developed control system will adjust the ventilation immediately if levels reach critical point. This is to keep the air clean and safe from exhaust particles from the cars.
The 24 Jet Fans and the high technology operating system installed in the car park also provides extra safety after a fire. After a fire the fans can be used to clean the air free of smoke and lead the smoke out of the building.
The NOVENCO AUO Jet Fan has been specially designed for car parks. With its slim and oval design it fits perfectly under the ceilings in typical car parks where space and efficiency plays an important role when designing and construction the buildings.
The redeveloped former Southampton Hotel in St. Helier in Jersey, now named Weighbridge House, is a completely renovated building with modern commercial offices.
NOVENCO Building & Industry designed and provided its unique stairwell pressurisation system, nowadays an unusual system for the United Kingdom.
The more than 40 years old Westgate Centre, situated in the old English town Oxford, renowned from its prestigious university established in the 12th century, is now closed and under reconstruction, and scheduled to reopen in Autumn 2017 as the ultimate retail and lifestyle destination for the residents of this historical city.
The new Westgate Oxford Development will bring a new shopping and leisure destination to Oxford. It will include more than 100 stores, 25 restaurants and cafes, a boutique cinema and a roof top terrace dining and a wealth of new public spaces. The redevelopment works are progressing well and on schedule to reopen the Centre in October 2017.
For this large reconstruction NOVENCO Building & Industry has been contracted to design, supply, install and commission the smoke ventilation systems for the whole development. This includes mechanical smoke clearance systems for the large two level basement car park, loading bay and service yard. All natural and mechanical AOV stair systems are also part of NOVENCO Building & Industry’s scope of work on this very interesting project.