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Turbine CHP system for Scottish hospital

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 à‚£2 million (US$3 million) per year and reduce the hospital’s carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 20%.
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The new centre will generate about 90% of the Foresterhill site’s electricity.
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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.
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In addition there will be a biomass boiler fired by woodchips and three dual-fuel boilers running on gas and light oil.
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The Centrax package will produce 5.5 MW of electricity and 12 tonnes of steam per hour.
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‘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.
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