Thermomodernisation of the NMFRI Gdynia Aquarium

The Gdynia Aquarium is located in an unusual building - when it was built in the early twentieth century, nobody thought it would become home of nearly 2,000 animals once. Keeping the zoo in such unique location requires continuous structural adaptation to meet the needs of both its residents and more than 300,000 people that annually visits the Aquarium. Since the beginning of July 2013 touring comfort significantly increased due to the development of air conditioning.

The next stage of work had been the implementation of the project " Complex thermomodernisation of the Gdynia Aquarium", which had been funded under the Regional Operational Programme for Pomoranian Voivodeship for the years 2007-2013. The effect of ventilation systems and air conditioning can be felt especially during the hot days.

Due to the nature of our activity, the developers hadn't had an easy job - the project could not affect the Aquarium's operativity. For this reason, most of the construction works had to be conducted at night or after opening hours. Strong emotions accompanied the work performed within the tanks with anakondas and piranhas .

The NMFRI had managed savings in the spending of the EU funds during the project. Thanks to the successful cooperation with the managers of the Regional Operational Programme of Pomeranian Voivodeship, the saved expanses could be used for the replacement of windows in the entire building.

Funding: Regional Operational Programme for Pomeranian Voivodeship for the years 2007-2013. Priority 5: Environment and environment friendly energy, Measure 5.5: Energy infrastructure and energy conservation for the implementation of the project entitled: "Complex Thermomodernisation of the NMFRI Gdynia Aquarium in Gdynia"
Project value: 3 204 113,30 zł
Funding: 1 087 860,47 zł
Project realisation time: Jul 2012 - Sep 2013
Project aim: Improving the energy infrastructure of the Gdynia Aquarium building, increasing the efficiency of use of existing facilities and equipment, and improve the conditions of use of the exhibition halls. Thanks to the efficient energy use, infrastructure has limited the consumption of thermal energy in the building and has reduced the level of environmental pollution.

Project coordinator:
Anna Konefał
phone: + 48 587 356 375