Spirax Sarco delivers energy-saving steam project for €340m new-build hospital


Steam unit drives heating, hot water, humidification and laundry services at Enniskillen Trust\'s new facility

Spirax Sarco has delivered a project providing the steam for heating, hot water, humidification and laundry services at a new €340 acute hospital for the Enniskillen Trust in Northern Ireland.

The company also provided the controls to manage the steam feeding the hospital’s combined heat and power (CHP) plant.

The company carried out the work after being appointed by Mercury Engineering, which was contracted to provide building services for the new facility.

The hospital runs two biomass boilers, which run at 8bar g and 30bar g to drive the hospital’s CHP generation plant. There are also two oil-fired steam boilers running at 8bar g to generate steam for low-temperature hot water for heating, domestic hot water for hand washing, bathing and cleaning, laundry services and humidification.

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As well as providing all the peripheral equipment to support the CHP engine, Spirax Sarco designed, fitted and commissioned a total of 11 plant rooms throughout the 315-bed facility, as well as 27 air handling units, boiler controls, heat exchangers and all the associated equipment to establish an efficient energy distribution system that can be controlled from the hospital’s leading-edge Energy Centre.