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Bon Secours Hospital – Containerised Generator Case Study

The Client

Bon Secours Health System Limited is the largest private health provider in Ireland with 344 beds, catering for up to 26,000 admissions, and 29,000 outpatients attendances each year. Bon Secours Hospital in Cork first opened its doors in 1915 and is now one of the largest independent hospitals in Europe.

The Challenge

Bon Secours Hospital, Cork is an acute hospital with life critical systems requiring uninterrupted electrical power.

Over recent years the hospitals electrical load had grown to be equivalent to the maximum peak load of the existing generator which had been installed in 2002.

A solution was required that would provide a new larger capacity standby generator but could be quickly installed within tight space and time constraints.

The Solution

Employed by Finning (Ireland) Limited, Kimpton Energy Solutions were to design, manufacture and deliver to site a packaged plant room solution containing the new standby generator.

From the structural design of the base and framework to the selection of the plant room panelling to achieve 60 dBA noise reduction Kimpton Acoustics designed and manufactured the complete packaged plant. The design also included the ventilation ductwork and louvers to maintain the generators temperature when called to run.

Our factory controlled off-site fabrication of the generator package unit simplifying the project management tasks, ensuring a completed, fully factory tested packaged plant was delivered. The project was implemented to a pre-agreed schedule and with a more cost effective use of expensive site labour and management resources – offering the optimum design solution and cost benefit for the Customer.

The plant room measuring 12.5m L x 2.8m W x 3.4m H with a combined weight of 40 tons was shipped to Ireland where it was craned into situ and connected to the hospitals electrical infrastructure.

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