Far-reaching expansion and modernisation plans at one of the largest health campuses in Europe are gaining energetic momentum as the result of the commissioning of an advanced new combined heat and power (CHP) plant that is set to deliver significant reliability, cost and environmental benefits over the next three decades.
At the heart of the new energy centre at the Foresterhill health campus in Aberdeen, Scotland, is a CX501-KB7 gas turbine package combined with a waste heat recovery boiler, supplemented by a steam biomass boiler fired by locally-sourced woodchips and three dual-fuel steam boilers. The Centrax package produces 5.2MW of electricity plus 12 tonnes of steam per hour, ensuring the constant availability of power essential for the safety-critical services provided across one of Europe’s largest medical teaching hospital campuses. Key facilities at the site include Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital and the University of Aberdeen Medical School.
Key figures at the opening ceremony from right to left: Michael Matheson, MSP Minister for Public Health; Bill Howatson, Chairman of NHS Grampian; Gary Mortimer, General Manager, Facilities and Estates NHS Grampian, Terry Mackie, Non-Executive Board Member NHS Grampian.