28 June 2023
A-Gas South Africa has helped recover six tonnes of R22 removed from two decommissioned systems on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean – a country with no end of life refrigerant solution.
Working with GIZ, a German agency supporting sustainable development around the world, the high ozone depleting HCFC was removed safely from the Mauritius Freeport Development with the help of a portable A-Gas Rapid Recovery system.
A-Gas Group Sustainability and Regulatory Director Ken Logan said: “This was a proactive international collaboration between A-Gas and one of its partners. The recovery of the refrigerant prevented its potential release into the atmosphere. Mauritius is not a country that A-Gas has operations within and the job highlighted the flexibility of the mobile A-Gas Rapid Recovery unit and how, by working closely with customers and partners, lifecycle refrigerant management can prove to be an effective solution.”
Mauritius Freeport Development is the largest logistics centre in the Indian Ocean – acting as a trade and distribution hub for national and international markets. The recovered R22 was transported by boat back to South Africa for reprocessing.