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Ormskirk District and General Hospital

Ormskirk District General Hospital, part of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, is a 174 bed General Hospital providing Maternity, planned surgery, rehabilitation and a Children’s Unit in the town of Ormskirk, West Lancashire. 

Ormskirk District and General Hospital | Building CHP

The new energy centre houses a modern gas-fired 1Megawatt combined heat and power (CHP) unit coupled to a waste heat boiler and two new gas fired boilers to provide hot water. The plant is located in a purpose-designed building and includes a new Estates Office and Workshop and standby generators.

The project was funded through a PFI investment of £5.3million to cover the cost of construction. The energy management contract covers design and construction of the following:

  • a 1 MWe CHP in an acoustic enclosure  
  • two 5 tonne/hour and one combination fired (5te/hr)/exhaust gas waste heat boiler two gas oil storage tanks
  • two 1250 kVA emergency generators

 New Energy Service

  • Generate 7,663,705 kWh of electricity per year
  • Supply 12,740 tonnes of steam per year
  • Operation and maintenance of the new CHP engine and new boilers on a mobile service/remote basis
  • Provide £5.3million capital funding for the new scheme
  • Replacement Guarantee for all new plant and building

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