Ardglass Harbour - ACE Refrigeration
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Ardglass Harbour

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The Customer

ACE Refrigeration beat competition from across the UK to secure this contract with the Northern Ireland Fishery Harbour Authority, who has  responsibility for the three fishery harbours of Ardglass, Kilkeel and Portavogie.

We were tasked with replacing the existing flake ice plant at Ardglass Harbour in County Down which had become inefficient and also relied on R22-gas which is being phased out due to new  EU legislation.

ACE Expertise

ACE Refrigeration  were responsible for the design, supply and install of the  new 10 tonne Geneglace ice flaker for the Authority, in a project funded by the EU under the European Fisheries Fund.

Flake ice is a key facility and service provided at the harbour, essential for the cooling and preservation of fresh fishery product, playing a crucial role in the viable operation of the harbours as centres for fishing activity.

We were able to complete the project with  the harbour and adjacent quay remaining in use.


We are a Geneglace approved supplier and are the only UK company who are manufacturer trained.

Manufacturer Independence

Being manufacturer independent means we are able to offer customers solutions which best meet their needs.  We work with a number of key refrigeration and air conditioning suppliers throughout the world. At ACE Refrigeration, we listen to customers needs and wishes before designing the best solutions to exceed their expectations and help their business grow.

Ice Flakers & Ice Plants

Ice Flakers make Ice by the tonne in thin shards which are then used to pack product. Ice Flakers are predominantly used in the fish, seafood and meat industries. We have installed Geneglace Ice Flakers  with varying capacity for a number of customers in the Fish & Seafood industry as well as Zeigra Ice Flakers while Buus Ice Plant is often well suited to clients in the Meat Industry.

R22 Deadline

The use of virgin R22 gas is already prohibited and the use of recycled and/or reclaimed gas will be prohibited after 31st Dec 2014. Best options for its replacement depend on a number of factors including the age and state of your equipment. For some of our customers in the UK, we have been able to help secure substantial grant funding for the replacement and renewal of outdated plant.

Design & Installation

We offer indemnified designs; with a focus on energy savings of up to 25% over traditional applications and incorporating temperature monitoring systems. By using state of the art Computer Aided Design along with a selection of the most appropriate equipment, our fully qualified design engineers will endeavour to find the best possible solution for your specific needs.

Energy Saving/Cost Reduction

With energy contributing an increasingly large proportion of a company’s running costs, any savings made here can directly affect your turnover and capacity for growth. If you have Refrigeration and Air Conditioning equipment there are numerous ways to make the equipment more efficient so less costly to run. In addition we have helped clients access grants and can assess the possibility of Carbon Trust Loans, Enhanced Capital Allowance Corporation Tax incentives and other finance options.

Trusted Innovative Independent

Established in Glasgow in 1951, our knowledge, breadth of experience and professional indemnity set us apart from others and enable us to have a very flexible approach to projects and working partnerships.