CTC Group: First large speed oval using ammonia refrigeration in China

By Silvia Scaldaferri, Feb 23, 2015, 10:30 3 minute reading

The CTC Group provides fully integrated solutions in the field of leisure and industrial refrigeration. 2014 was a strong year for the company, as it completed numerous large projects including the Daqing Speed Oval in China, collaborated with the World Curling Federation (WCF) on an ice rink facility, as well as the China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) on upcoming winter Olympic facilities. +VIDEO

The CTC Group reached a milestone with the completion of the Daqing Speed Oval, inaugurated in April 2014 by the 'Loqgyou Cup' skating tournament. Located in the Daqing Olympic Park in the west of the Heilongjiang province in China, the speed oval covers 23,385.5 m2 and holds a Grade A certification in architecture.

One of the most sophisticated technologies and structural designs in Asia

The CTC Group provided a tailored, turn-key solution for the Daqing Speed Oval, overseeing everything from the design, equipment selection, installation, construction and commissioning of the ice rinks and speed tracks. Technical service and training was offered for the ammonia refrigeration projects. ‘One of our greatest technical achievements to date’ is how a CTC representative describes the massive project.

The Ice rink and speed oval includes a control system that enables adjust the temperature of the ice surface between -2°C and - 8°C depending on the activity on ice. The refrigeration plant and its energy consumption, the lighting, heating, air conditioning, ventilation and dehumidification systems, as well as the ice thickness and harness could be also monitored and controlled.

In addition, we have provided all necessary accessories for the good and safe operation of the ice surfaces, including dasher boards, ice resurfacer, ice edger, skate sharpener, water demineralization system, a rubber floor, seats, etc.," commented CTC. 
A successful collaboration with the WCF

CTC delivered customised high-end ice rink packages for the last two international curling competitions in China, which took place in Yichun (January 2015) and in Beijing (July 2014). The packs were specifically designed to meet the climatic conditions required by the World Curling Federation (WCF) in China, and included a customised dehumidification, cooling and ventilation system.

We’ve really had the best ice and equipment possible, fitted for the World Men’s Curling Championship from CTC Group,” said Richard Harding, Development Officer of World Curling Federation.


Ice and snow infrastructure for 2018 and 2022 Olympics

A strategic partnership agreement has been signed with CTC and the China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC), a state-owned Chinese corporation operating in several engineering fields and ranked 86th in the fortune 500. Projects in the ice and snow sector are underway in China, as well as discussion concerning infrastructure and transportation opportunities in North America. CTC is in joint venture to build facilities for the 2018 and 2022 Winter Olympics.

9th China Food Cold Chain Conference

Guy Evon Cloutier, Chairman and CEO of CTC Group, and Clifford Dang, Director of Project Engineering at CTC Group, presented on ammonia safety standards used in North America at the 9th China Food Cold Chain Conference. The presentation highlighted the importance of introducing the same level of safety regulations in China.

Held by the China Association of Refrigeration, the 9th China Food Cold Chain Conference took place from 27-29 November 2014 in Guangzhou.

About the CTC Group

The CTC Group specialises in EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction) of refrigeration projects. As an Asian market leader for more than 10 years and with an impressive track record, CTC handles projects from a feasibility study and complete concept design, to implementation and turn-key completion.

The company is headquartered in Hong Kong and operates throughout Asia, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Harbin, Chengdu, Singapore, and in Montreal, Canada.


By Silvia Scaldaferri

Feb 23, 2015, 10:30

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