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A2EP site tour: ARENA funded, ammonia industrial heat pump and large scale commercial heat pump installations

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More and more organisations are looking to heat pumps to efficiently supply heating and cooling services for a range of applications. Join the A2EP team for a tour to see this technology in action. Hear first-hand from end-users and technology providers about what is involved with transitioning to heat pump technologies.  

During this one-day bus tour we will visit Hardwick's meat processing plant at Kyneton that has installed an industrial heat pump, which is integrated into the existing refrigeration plant. Important features of this project include:

  • Integration with the refrigeration plant’s oil cooling, desuperheating and condensing systems
  • Integration with thermal storage
  • Upgraded electrical capacity
  • Ammonia based heat pump achieving hot water >75C

Present at the tour will be:

  • Site project manager - Mark Hardwick
  • Consultant - Energy and Thermal's Kevin Joyce
  • Contractor - Hoctor Refrigeration’s James Hoctor & Eujin Tan
  • Compressor OEM – Mayekawa's - Peter O'Neill
  • Heat exchanger OEM – Alfa Laval’s Anson John
  • Electrical system upgrades: PowerCor’s contractor NG Electrical

We will also visit Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre to view their award-winning zero-emissions electrified heating solution, and Energy Smart Water's educational trailer to explore cutting-edge renewable hot water technologies.

The tour will be hosted by A2EP CEO, Jarrod Leak. Lunch and other refreshments will be provided and covered by the tour cost. The tour will also be a great networking opportunity with end-users, suppliers, government, and consultants in attendance.

See below for registration costs. 


A2EP Members: $490 +GST per person 

Non-Members: $690 +GST per person

Places are limited. Register now to secure your place. 


  • 8:30am Meet outside BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY
    700 Collins St Docklands, approximately 100m from Southern Cross Station
  • 9:00 Brimbank Aquatic & Wellness Centre
  • Morning tea
  • Travel to Hardwick's Meatworks, Kyneton
  • Lunch
  • Tour of Hardwick's Meatworks
  • Demonstration at Energy Smart Water's educational trailer, Kyneton 
  • 3:30 pm tour concludes, bus returns to 700 Collins St Docklands, at approximately 4:30pm


Brimbank Aquatic & Wellness Centre

Brimbank Aquatic & Wellness Centre

 Brimbank Aquatic & Wellness Centre is Brimbank City Council's leading edge recreation and aquatic centre. Brimbank received the energy efficiency achievement award for becoming Australia’s first zero-emissions aquatic centre. The aquatic centre's operation uses about 76 per cent less energy compared to conventional gas-powered aquatic centres. Its zero-emissions design has also earned it a Green Star Design Review rating and is on track to receive a 6 Star Green Star – Design and As Built rating; its highest rating.

Hardwicks Meatworks 


Hardwicks of Kyneton has a strong history of providing quality lamb, beef, pork and chicken at wholesale prices direct to the public. Hardwicks of Kyneton is committed to the local community and surrounding districts, employ locals, and support numerous community events and organisations in and around the Macedon Ranges.

Energy Smart Water 

ESW Educational Trailer

Energy Smart Water’s state-of-the-art educational trailer is designed to inspire with its cutting-edge renewable hot water technologies harnessing photovoltaic (PV) energy, and powerful heat pump systems demonstrating the advantages of thermal storage. Witness first-hand the transformative potential of modern renewable technologies, paving the way for a future where hot water is generated seamlessly, sustainably, and innovatively.

A2EP Member organisations eligible discounted registration: 

AGL, Alfa Laval, Australian Meat Processor Corporation, ASED Consulting, Automatic Heating, Azelio, Basil VR Greatrex, Beca, BlueScope, Chudleigh Sutch, CleanCo Queensland, Coca-Cola European Partners, Contract Resources, CSR, Dairy Australia, DETA Consulting, Endress+Hauser, Enel X, Energetics, Energy & Carbon Solutions, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), Energy Smart Water, EvoHeat, Flexigen, Flow Power, Fonterra, Glaciem Cooling Technologies, Goodman Fielder, Green Energy & Carbon Management, Griffith University, gTET, Hoctor Refrigeration, Howden, Impacts, Institute for Sustainable Futures (UTS), Johnson Controls, Keemin Energy Solutions, Lion, Macquarie, Mars, Mayekawa Australia, Metimur, Minus 40, MOV3MENT, Ndevr Environmental, Newheat, Northmore Gordon, NRGOne, Opal, Optimal Group, Piller Blowers & Compressors, pitt&sherry, Process Partners, Regenerate Engineering, RMIT University, Rondo Energy, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Simble, Simplot, Staughton Group, Sugar Australia, Sydney Water, Tronox, Visy, Windsor Engineering.

Learn more about heat pumps and thermal storage on the A2EP website and on A2EP's website dedicated to these technologies, FutureHeat.

Learn more about upcoming events and A2EP at www.a2ep.org.au

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