Gloucestershire Royal Hospital is a district general hospital located in Gloucester, and provides acute services to Western and Southern Gloucestershire and parts of Herefordshire. We were asked to provide a solution that will help lower the Trust's energy costs and carbon footprint whilst improving energy supply resilience.
The Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to lower carbon emissions and energy costs across both Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital sites. We have previously worked at Cheltenham General Hospital providing CHP led energy centre solution to help the Trust meet their reduction targets, with the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital upgrade to follow.
We designed and installed a 2.5MWe CHP system, with a waste heat recovery boiler generating steam to be used as the primary source of energy supply across the hospital estate. The project also included the installation of a complex Low Temperature Hot Water distribution system which uses hot water that is recovered from the CHP's cooling systems to generate heating and domestic hot water services.