Croatian workshop in the scope of SEADRION project „Using seawater to water heat pumps as heating and cooling systems“ was successfully organized by University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Zagreb, on 18th of October 2018. The workshop was supported by the Interreg Mediterranean project PELAGOS.
Seventy (70) participants joined the workshop from research institutions, private bodies, public authorities, small and medium enterprises and energy agencies. The goal of the workshop was to start the communication about seawater heat pumps, present the 3 seawater heat pump pilot plants that will be installed in the scope of the project, and share the experience in the seawater heat pump sector. It was divided in 5 lectures as follows: Prof. dr. sc. Neven Duić, “The potential of using heat pumps in systems with high share of RES”, Zoran Pačandi, “Renewable energy sources in the Republic of Croatia”, Prof. dr. sc. Vladimir Soldo, “Using seawater heat pumps for space heating and cooling”, Oleg Brčić, dipl. ing., “Using seawater heat pump in hotel complex Punta Skala” Gojko Šimunović, dipl.ing. (presented by Prof. dr. sc. Vladimir Soldo) “Experiences, advantages and disadvantages while designing and implementing projects that use seawater in their operation”. All lectures were followed by interesting discussions, and the participants got answers to broad variety of questions. With that it can be concluded that the workshop was very successful, and it opened the way to create a task force group that could give guidelines and good practice examples to the ministry, with the goal to simplify the process of seawater heat pump installation in Croatia.