Howden supplies ice-making technology which produces ice water or solid ice as required during a 24-hour period, making major electricity demand savings possible on mine cooling systems.
Howden’s thermal ice storage technology enables the entire mine refrigeration plant (excluding the pumping of the chilled water) to be shut down during a power peak demand period per week.
The plant will run at maximum load at all times thus delivering maximum efficiency. As the system is designed as a stand-alone operation, it will not reduce dam storage volumes. Our plant can operate even if the main cooling plant is out of operation.