New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, a 700-bed hospital and major acute Trust, will have a new combined heating and power plant (CHP) installed by Veolia's* packaged CHP team, Cogenco. It will be the Hospital's first onsite CHP system, comprising of a 2MWe CHP engine as well as 1,183kWe low temperature hot water (LTHW) and 1,500kg/hr steam units to ensure the delivery of power, hot water and steam services to the Hospital.
The new CHP engine, which uses natural gas as a primary fuel source, effectively recovers the heat produced as a by-product of the electrical generation process. The contained heat is then fed back into the system to heat up water. The CHP plant will cover approximately 40% of the Hospital's entire heating and water requirements and 75% of its electrical demand. The CHP will provide CO2 savings of over 3,000 tonnes per year.
"This effective recycling process reduces the amount of fossil fuel needed to produce heat and power", comments Damian Shevloff, Sales Director at Cogenco, Veolia's specialist CHP team. "Thus, the new CHP plant will help New Cross Hospital to lower its utilities costs and to significantly cut down on its carbon emissions over time."
In addition to the CHP installation, Veolia is contracted to operate and maintain the Hospital's CHP system for a period of 15 years.
* On 25th July 2104 Dalkia adopted the Veolia group name.