First NHS contract will see installation of combined heat and power system
EuroSite Power has signed a contract worth an estimated £1.7m to install and operate a combined heat and power (CHP) system at Clifton Hospital in Lancashire.
Under the terms of the 15-year agreement with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, EuroSite Power will install and operate a 100kW CHP system at the hospital, which will produce up to 1,745,283 kWh of total energy per year, while saving up to 208 tonnes of CO2 – equivalent to taking 44 cars off the road each year.
The contract brings EuroSite Power’s total electrical capacity to 2,228 kW and bookings to an estimated £40.3m.
Clifton Hospital is part of the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and is situated on the Fylde Coast in St Annes, approximately 10 minutes drive from the M55 motorway.
Built in 1988, the community hospital provides non-acute, rehabilitation and respite care for those with long-term conditions and has three 24-bed wards, two of which are mainly for orthopaedic rehabilitation and one for medical rehabilitation.
The contract is the first for EuroSite Power with the British NHS.
Paul Hamblyn, managing director, said: “Healthcare in the UK is a massive opportunity for EuroSite Power, so we are very pleased to announce this contract. While increasing our revenue further, we will also be helping Clifton Hospital achieve substantial savings in terms of energy costs and CO2 footprint over the 15-year term.”
EuroSite Power sells the energy produced from an onsite energy system to an individual property as an alternative to the outright sale of energy equipment. Customers only pay for the energy produced by the system and receive a guaranteed discount rate on the price of the energy. All system capital, installation, operating expenses and support are paid by EuroSite Power.