Central Energy Plant configuration StudyMurdoch, Australia
Project award - August 2007Configuration study completed - November 2007Central energy plant construction to be completed - Summer 2013
The Fiona Stanley Hospital is a new state-of-the art hospital to be constructed by 2013 in Murdoch, Australia, approximately 9 miles south of Perth. As Western Australia's flagship health facility and major trauma center, the 2.15 million-sq-ft hospital will be required to operate in post-disaster conditions. WM Group was chosen to study central energy plant configuration options - to include cooling, heating, thermal storage, power and cogeneration - and recommend a configuration and a plan to implement it that would both ensure secure energy supply and address environmental concerns.
In August 2007, WM Group began its analysis of various combinations of central energy plant equipment configurations, taking into consideration environmental and permitting issues. To ensure the reliability and availability of this critical facility's energy supply, the study included a minimum equipment redundancy requirement of N+1 and the potential operation of the hospital in ‘island mode.' WM Group produced a detailed study of the various options, ultimately recommending a configuration that will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 44 percent compared to the base plant configuration.
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