Athens Olympics | Carrier Case Study

Carrier Gets Gold at the Athens Olympics

Carrier Air Conditioning provide UK Chillers, Bms System, heating controllers and aircon units

Carrier is a major supplier of air conditioned comfort to more than 170 countries around the world. It should come as no surprise then that in Athens, home to the 2004 Olympiad, almost half of the Olympic venues were served by Carrier systems and serviced by Carrier technicians.

World Leading Air Conditioning manufacturer, Carrier chosen to supply and service 635 chillers at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. With its unparalleled range of products, all operating on high-efficiency non-ozone-depleting refrigerant, Carrier has the capability to meet the needs of every comfort application.

With nations from around the world represented, the Olympic Games are a truly global event. And away from the stadia, in hotels, hospitals, training centres and even trolley buses and subway stations, Carrier keeps everyone cool.

Carrier supplied Athens with 635 chillers ranging from the smallest Aquasnap models to large centrifugal machines, more than 3,600 fan coil units, twenty-two 50 series packaged units, around 1150 simple split systems and 47 ducted units to projects integral to the Games.

Some of the venues air-conditioned by Carrier included: The Athens Organising Committee, Olympic Village, International Broadcast Centre, The Olympic Hall at Galatsi, The Pankritio Stadium at Heraklion and the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Markopoulo.

Having commissioned the equipment, the Carrier Service team of skilled technicians provided round the clock support, monitoring conditions remotely, and ensuring every system operated reliably and efficiently. Vital, factory-authorised spare parts were made available from strategically located depots, just in case. And after the Games are long gone the buildings serve as homes, colleges or schools. There are no worries for those occupying these spaces because Carrier Service is there to ensure the systems continue to deliver reliable, energy efficient comfort year after year.

Efficient transportation is critical to the success of the Olympic Games. The daily transfer of thousands of athletes, journalists, spectators and others presents a real challenge. Here too Carrier’s role is key. A tram network covering 23.7 km connected the centre of Athens to the bay area and southern suburbs. Carrier delivers cooling for its offices and terminus. The metro system has also been extended, with Carrier cooling the majority of the stations.
Like the athletes participating in the Olympic Games, Carrier equipment arrived in Athens from countries all around the world. Commercial chillers, residential units and transportation cooling products were manufactured in facilities in France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States comfortably on time.

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