UK-based turbine packager Centrax
is to supply the gas turbine-generator that will be at the heart of a new energy centre at a major health campus in Scotland, UK. It will cut energy costs by some £2 million (US$3 million) per year and reduce the hospital’s carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 20%.
The new centre will generate about 90% of the Foresterhill site’s electricity.
The CHP centre, at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s Foresterhill site, will feature a natural gas-fuelled Centrax generator set, powered by a Rolls-Royce 501-KB7 gas turbine, combined with a waste heat recovery boiler.
In addition there will be a biomass boiler fired by woodchips and three dual-fuel boilers running on gas and light oil.
The Centrax package will produce 5.5 MW of electricity and 12 tonnes of steam per hour.
‘This new energy centre will not only replace our old high-maintenance boiler plant but will also provide a modern and flexible system suitable for what is one of the largest single health campuses in Europe,’ reports Gary Mortimer, estates manager for National Health Service Grampian Estates.