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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, 2014/02/19 - Spirax Sarco has delivered a project to provide the steam for heating, hot water, humidification and laundry services at a brand new, €340 million, acute hospital for the Enniskillen Trust in Northern Ireland - SpiraxSarco.com.
Spirax Sarco also provided the controls to manage the steam feeding the hospital’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant.
The company carried out the work after being appointed by Mercury Engineering, which was contracted to provide building services for the new facility. “Spirax Sarco was our preferred supplier because they offer good experience and high quality,” says Gerry O’Donnell, Contract Manager with Mercury Engineering. “They did the steam system design and project management, as well as supplying the equipment, so Spirax Sarco was a one-stop shop for us.”
The hospital runs two biomass boilers, which run at 8bar g and 30bar g to drive the hospital’s CHP generation plant. There are also two oil-fired steam boilers running at 8bar g to generate steam for low-temperature hot water for heating, domestic hot water for hand washing, bathing and cleaning, laundry services and humidification.
As well as providing all the peripheral equipment to support the CHP engine, Spirax Sarco (spiraxsarco.com) designed, fitted and commissioned a total of 11 plant rooms throughout the 315-bed facility, as well as 27 air handling units, boiler controls, heat exchangers and all the associated equipment to establish an efficient energy distribution system that can be controlled from the hospital’s leading-edge Energy Centre.
“It was all carried out to a tight schedule to meet the official opening date in June 2012 and Spirax Sarco delivered on time,” says Mr O’Donnell. “Everything has been working fine since then. They are professional guys who know what they are doing.”
The New South West Acute Hospital was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in June 2012, but Spirax Sarco’s involvement did not end there. Multinational service giant Interserve is currently contracted to maintain the hospital, and has recently agreed a service and spares contract with Spirax Sarco to cover steam services across the 650-acre site.