Groen & Aldenkamp Installatietechnieken awarded Energy Solutions Center (ESC) the contract to deliver a 750-kVA emergency generator (EG) for the Ikazia Hospital in Rotterdam. The generator increases the hospital’s emergency power supply capacity. ESC will also perform the on-site installation, which includes modifying the cooling system, and replacing the soundproofing and the ventilation system.
The project is part of the complete renovation and expansion of the hospital. The existing emergency power system and controls were supplied to the hospital’s satisfaction by Topec B.V. Energy Solutions Center is a new Topec brand responsible for the delivery of Cat®-related products. It therefore made sense for Groen & Aldenkamp to award ESC the contract for the third EG.
The emergency generator will be integrated in the existing system that consists of two Cat® generators and a Topec control system. The on-site installation of the EG is scheduled for coming October. The entire project will run from September through November.
Collaboration between various parties
Groen & Aldenkamp Installatietechnieken is the main contractor for the electrical systems in the Ikazia Hospital, including the abovementioned expansion of the emergency power system.
“This project involves collaboration between several parties. Like us, these parties know that a reliable power supply can literally mean the difference between life and death in a hospital. As the main contractor, we are responsible for managing and coordinating the various activities,” says Jan van Vliet, Project Manager at Groen & Aldenkamp Installatietechnieken. “From the very start, it was clear that ESC is a highly knowledgeable and experienced partner. ESC adopted a solution-oriented approach to the customer’s needs in the preparation stage. For example, during the development and engineering process for the emergency power supply, they suggested several modifications that improved the implementability of the exhaust system.”
Although the project is still in the preparation stage, all the tests have already been scheduled. “Because a hospital’s emergency power supply must never fail, the entire system will be subjected to a range of tests,” says Jan van Vliet. “A team from the Ikazia Hospital will be present during these tests.” During the test stage, which will run from the end of August to mid-November, Groen & Aldenkamp will provide the hospital with a temporary emergency power supply. “Once all of the tests have been completed to the full satisfaction of the hospital, the project will be delivered. Our main priority is 100% reliability!”