Bon Secours Health System Limited is the largest private health provider in Ireland. Bon Secours Hospital in Cork first opened its doors in 1915. It is now one of the largest independent hospitals in Europe with 344 beds, catering for up to 26,000 admissions, and 29,000 outpatients attendances each year.
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.
Kimpton Energy Solutions were employed by Finning (Ireland) Limited to design, manufacture and deliver to site a packaged plant room containing the new standby generator.
From the structural design of the base and framework to the selection of the plant room paneling to achieve 60 dBA noise reduction Kimpton designed and manufactured the complete package. 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 simplifies the project management tasks, ensuring a completed, fully factory tested package delivered to a pre-agreed schedule and 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.
“The specified reductions in noise emissions were achieved, successfully resulting in the required increase in activity at the depot whilst maintaining a minimum level of comfort for its nearest neighbours.”