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At Veolia we are always striving to deliver innovative ways to turn waste into a resource for our customers throughout the UK. Click below for some examples of our great work in action.

New Cross Hospital


The 800 bed New Cross Hospital is part of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, one of the largest acute and community providers in the West Midlands. It offers general and specialist hospital services for people across the Midlands and provides a full range of medical and surgical specialities.

The Challenge

To meet the NHS’s carbon reduction target of 26% by 2020, the Hospital were looking to reduce the overall carbon footprint and energy costs while guaranteeing stable supplies of heat, electricity and hot water to the patient care environments in the new facilities at New Cross Hospital.
 

The Solution

Veolia has worked closely with the hospital and the Carbon and Energy Fund to design and install a 2MWe Combined Heat and Power (CHP) based system with low temperature hot water and waste heat recovery boilers to ensure delivery of power, hot water and steam services to the hospital.

The CHP recovers the heat produced as a by-product of the electrical generation process and delivers 40% of the hospital’s entire heating and water requirements and 75% of its electrical demand.

To reduce energy usage the contract included a comprehensive lighting scheme containing over 1,881 low energy fittings for corridor areas, using high frequency lighting as part of the guaranteed savings. The new lights are clearer and brighter and contribute to the energy savings.

The plant installation was project managed by Veolia’s Engineering Team and is operated and maintained by Veolia’s local mobile service teams on a 24/7 basis.

The Result

The new CHP-based energy system maximises energy security for the hospital and delivers carbon savings and the energy security needed to support patient care. It also reduces exposure to electricity price changes and delivers guaranteed cost savings. Veolia’s design also enables the hospital to retain energy savings from the existing incinerator before any are claimed from the CHP.

  • Generates 16.1 GWh of low carbon electricity per year
  • Saves load on the national grid
     

Guaranteed cost savings of £1,241,000 per year

£47,750 savings per year from 1,881 low energy light fittings

Cuts CO2 emissions by 1,500 tonnes per year


The new CHP-based energy system maximises energy security for the hospital and delivers carbon savings and the energy security needed to support patient care. It also reduces exposure to electricity price changes and delivers guaranteed cost savings. Veolia’s design also enables the hospital to retain energy savings from the existing incinerator before any are claimed from the CHP.
 

“Veolia’s scheme was the most competitive and energy efficient and showed the most savings - it would have been on my shortlist from the beginning. Veolia has a proven track record with more CHPs and did more information collection and site visits - it really met the technical requirements and offered the most cost-effective option.”

Adrian Evans, Deputy Head of Estates