Quoin Island Turtle Rehab Centre
Queensland | Commercial Building
Quoin Island Turtle Rehab Centre is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of ill and injured sea turtles. Based in Gladstone, they are the region's first non-profit turtle rehabilitation facility.
Established in 2011, the Quoin Island Turtle Rehab Centre has successfully rehabilitated and released 163 turtles in Central Queensland — from Green sea turtles to critically endangered Hawksbills, flatbacks and loggerheads.
To keep the turtles at optimum temperature for recovery, the pools need to maintain temperatures of between 23-26 degrees in winter. A STIEBEL ELTRON air sourced heat pump was installed to reduce the need for generator power and running heat exchangers on the generator during the winter months.
The heat pump was connected to the island's solar PV system to take over the supply of heated water to the centre. Heating through a titanium heat exchanger to the saltwater tanks, the rehab centre has connected a 20,000-litre tank to the heat pump to ensure constant warm water available to the turtles 24/7.
1 x WPL23 E air sourced hydronic heat pump
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