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MTU to supply on-site power for Kuwait hospital

Rolls-Royce is delivering 23 MTU Onsite Energy standby gensets as part of the expansion and modernisation of the existing Al Farwaniya hospital (pictured) in Kuwait City by the Kuwait Ministry of Health, due for completion by mid-2019.

MTU partner Albisher & Z Alkazemi Company closed the deal for delivery of the 23 gensets with prime contractor Sayed Hamid Behbehani & Sons Co. in Kuwait. The diesel-powered gensets, based on MTU Series 4000 20-cylinder engines, each deliver a maximum of 2750 kVA.

‘In case of any instability in the power supply, the 23 gensets keep the hospital running smoothly by delivering some 50 MW of power in a matter of seconds. With ambient temperatures ranging as high as 55à‚°C, keeping the hospital’s air-conditioning system up and running is crucial,’ said Ashraf Tamim, General Manager of Albisher & Z Alkazemi.

The hospital was built in Kuwait City’s Al Farwaniya medical district in 1980. It is now being expanded to incorporate a new 955 bed hospital building.