New Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow

The new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow is one of the largest hospital complexes in Europe, with an atrium big enough to house a 747 jet and has its own team of robots. Home to major specialist services, the super hospital is operated by NHS Greater Glasgow Clyde.

The hospital comprises a newly built 1,631 bed adult hospital, a 256 bed children’s hospital and two major A&E departments. In addition to buildings retained from the former hospital. FG Wilson dealer DTGEN supplied ten 2.5MVA FG Wilson Generator Sets at 11kv complete with 65dba attenuation, split across two packaged plant rooms on level two of the energy centre. This highly complex project involved overcoming access challenges to transport safely, install and integrate whilst maintaining the power supply to the existing hospital functions. With careful planning and a robust testing procedure complete, the installation provides a complete back-up supply for the entire complex.

The client said: “DTG was chosen as our specialist to supply, install and commission the standby generation package as their ability to take the complex design and turn this into a working solution was second to none. The team’s expertise in designing the generator control system made it easy to test and commission the system while maintaining the back-up supply to the laboratory building.”