Powertecnique provides emergency power to hospital

Powertecnique provides emergency power to hospital

Powertecnique has completed work to provide emergency power to the NHS Blood and Transplant centre (NHSBT) at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Addenbrooke’s Hospital has strong affiliations with the University of Cambridge, with surgeons making many notable contributions to the world of transplantation including the first liver transplant outside the USA, the first combined liver and pancreas transplant, and the first small bowel transplant in the UK.

NHSBT supplies around two million units of blood a year to hospitals in England and north Wales and last year received 3,500 organ and 4,000 tissue donations and banked 2,200 cord blood units from across the UK.

Powertecnique replaced two 40 year old generators from the site before fitting a new 500kVA genset to support the facility in the event of a power outage. The new generator is configured with a control system to allow short term mains synchronisation for a no break return. The generator will automatically start in the event of a mains failure to support the building load.

Powertecnique will support the installation with a two year maintenance contract for the generator and fuel system.

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