ENGIE Solutions X Sysco - France

Sysco: investing in low-carbon solutions with ILICO2

Sysco France manufactures and distributes fresh and deep-frozen food products to professionals in the food services sector (canteens, restaurants and local authorities).
Within the framework of the work on extending the warehouse at the Lagny-Le-Sec site (northern France), Sysco has invested in a low-carbon refrigeration solution that uses natural refrigerants: ILICO2.
The complexity of this extension project was in the need to ensure service continuity throughout the works. To address this requirement, ENGIE Solutions had to build a second warehouse adjacent to the first, and link up the two networks without breaking the cold chain.
A technical challenge that was designed, developed and delivered in ten months.
This project has reduced the site's energy consumption and has prevented 1400 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

Key figures

1 400 tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided per year
10 months of studies and works
5 MW of refrigeration

An innovative refrigeration production technology

To meet Sysco’s requirements, ENGIE Solutions proposed a low-carbon ILICO2 refrigeration solution, which uses natural refrigerants. The total heat recovered from the refrigeration system means significant reductions in energy consumption.
ENGIE Solutions performed all of the installation studies and managed the whole project, from manufacturing the sub-assemblies to their commissioning in order to optimise the facility.

Sysco now has a long-lasting and extremely high-performance facility which produces 5 MW of refrigeration. The collaboration with ENGIE Solutions helped undertake more in-depth analyses and generate even more energy savings, and resulted in the invention of a bespoke solution with automated reporting via a supervision tool created especially for Sysco.

Expertise and offers

Analysis of energy savings
ILICO2, a low-carbon refrigeration solution: innovative refrigeration production technology
Production of all facility studies and implementation of the project
Regulation and commissioning of the facility
Manufacture of all sub-assemblies