University of Michigan Health has contracted Eaton, an intelligent power management company, to build electrical systems at its new D Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Under the $16m contract, Eaton will provide an array of intelligent electrical equipment and engineering services to help ensure a sustainable power supply at the hospital.

Slated for opening in late 2025, the D Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion will be a 12-storey, 690,000ft² complex with 264 adult inpatient beds.

The new hospital is expected to address the increasing patient flow at the main healthcare facility in Ann Arbour.

With flexible energy systems prepared for the eventual switch to renewable energy sources, the building is aiming for LEED Platinum certification for sustainable healthcare design, stated University of Michigan Health.

Eaton healthcare segment director Justin Carron said: “Essential electrical systems are the heartbeat of any healthcare operation.

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“We are thrilled to help University of Michigan Health meet its evolving healthcare needs with an approach that prioritises electrical resilience and a low-carbon future – so the university can continue to focus on providing what matters most: quality patient care.”

Eaton is assisting University of Michigan Health in ensuring that its new facility has the power it requires by offering modern power distribution equipment, innovative backup power protection solutions, turnkey project support, as well as training for facility operations and maintenance employees.

The contract encompasses an Eaton-engineered utility substation, more than 100 factory-assembled integrated facility systems switchboards to reduce costly footprint and installation time, and Eaton Arc Quenching Switchgear to cut incident energy for crucial uptime and bolstering safety.