St. Johns, N.L — The Sea-Force Hyperbaric Inc. reception facility, located in St. John’s, Newfoundland, will be replacing its three oil furnaces with air-to-water heat pumps. The decision was made to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions the facility produces annually by around 150 tonnes.
“Through the support provided by both the provincial and federal governments, Sea-Force Hyperbaric Inc. was able to make a notable contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions,” explains Jim Hynes, director of Sea-Force Hyperbaric Inc. “Replacing the three oil furnaces, which consumed approx. 55,000 litres of fuel per year, with air-to-water heat pumps, was an important energy efficiency upgrade and a significant reduction in energy consumption.”
According to Sea-Force Hyperbaric, they received $36,910 from the federal government, $36,910 from the provincial government, and the company will contribute $73,820, in support of the energy efficiency project.
“The more we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, the closer we get to achieving our target of net zero by 2050. Our government is pleased to support Sea-Force Hyperbaric with their fuel-switching project as they work to improve the facility’s energy efficiency and energy consumption,” said Bernard Davis, minister of environment and climate change.
The Sea-Force Hyperbaric Reception Facility was built to treat divers working in the offshore industry, as required by the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore area diving operations safety transitional regulations. It is the only shore-based hyperbaric reception facility in North America.