Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, has installed MTU Onsite Energy generators at its new Patient Care Centre and energy centre to reduce carbon emissions and noise as well as save costs.
The two 60Hz units are powered by 4,678 hp MTU Series 4000 diesel engines and generate 50% more power than the four generator sets they replaced.
The new standby power generators are also seismically certified to the International Building Code and are designed to continue operating after an earthquake, according to MTU Onsite Energy.
Opened in March 2011, the Patient Care Centre is British Columbia’s first Pacific Green hospital and consists of 500 beds.
The $350m facility largely includes single-bed patient rooms, which will be adaptable to different levels of care, decreasing the need to move patients.
British Columbia Legislature member MLA Ida Chong said the construction of the Patient Care Centre at Royal Jubilee is an example of the province’s efforts to build better patient care for residents and visitors to southern Vancouver Island.
"The new hospital is a visible demonstration of our commitment to providing patients with the best health care possible," Chong added.
MTU Onsite Energy distributor Cullen Diesel Power sales specialist Brian Davis said the Royal Jubilee energy centre installation was one of the largest and most complex projects to date.
Image: One of two MTU Onsite Energy generator sets is positioned at Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Patient Care Centre. Photo: MTU Onsite Energy