Powering the Nightingale Hospital in Glasgow

DTGen had just finished installing a containerised FG Wilson P1000P1 generator set with a 200 hours bulk fuel storage at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow, when the Covid-19 pandemic started to hit the UK.  They were then asked to assist in converting the SECC, a building which dominates Glasgow skyline and is normally known for its concerts and exhibitions, into one of the seven Nightingale Hospitals in the UK, providing critical care in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The hospital was named the Louisa Jordan, after the Scottish nurse who died in service during the World War I while helping to fight against the Serbian Typhus epidemic. 

A team from DTGen, including a Project Manager and engineers, was on site for a week to extend the fuel resilience of the FG Wilson generator set with a 16000 litre tank and to ensure that the overall power system setup could manage the loads required for the new Nightingale Hospital. From the initial quote to the final delivery, the entire project followed a very tight timeline.  DTGen’s exceptional teamwork and experience helped them succeed and complete the project on time.

Liousa Jordan

Operated by the National Health Service (NHS) Scotland, the hospital was officially opened via video conference by HRH Princess Anne on 30th April 2020.

Billy Myers, Aftermarket Director at DTGen, commented: “We were all very proud to work side by side with many other contractors and suppliers and to contribute to such an important project for the local community and the entire country.”

DTGen has been an official FG Wilson dealer in Scotland for 30 years. They have a vast wealth of experience in providing power to the healthcare industry, including many NHS hospitals and sites across the UK, from high end power solutions to routine generator care and maintenance.