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Condenser could be installed by July

Unit in Calgary warehouse, ready to be assembled
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A new condenser, part of the ice-making plant at the Olds Sportsplex, should be in place by early July, according to director of operations Scott Chant. File photo/MVP Staff

OLDS — The town is close to getting a key component in place for its ice-making plant in the Sportsplex.

The municipality's director of operations Scott Chant says a new condenser to replace an old one is now in a Calgary warehouse. Chant added the unit could be installed and running by July.

The director of operations made that announcement during council’s June 1 policies and priorities meeting.

“It is sitting in Calgary at the company’s warehouse to make sure they put it together correctly and make sure all the bits and pieces (are) there,” he said.

“Their schedule has been delayed a little bit with some other high priority items they’ve had with the type of business they do.

“But they’re still looking at coming in the last week of June for installation and have this installed and up and running before the early part of July.”

Chant later explained that replacing the condenser is part of the Sportsplex maintenance plan. It’s expected to cost $200,000, with funds for the project allocated in the capital budget.

“Over the past number of years, the compressors inside the building were replaced and this was the final part of the system that needed to be replaced,” he wrote in an email.