Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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THE HOSPITAL ENERGY PROJECT

We are replacing obsolete boilers with modern technology that is more efficient, saves money and reduces our carbon emissions

HERE'S HOW...

This short video gives you a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into the John Radcliffe Hospital and explains the impact of the Hospital Energy Project on the environment and for patients and clinical care in the future.

NEWS BITES

Planning Application Open For Comment

Vital Energi’s planning application for the Energy Link has been posted on...
20/07/2016
Planning Application Open For Comment

Hospital Energy Project update

Developments at June 2016
06/06/2016
Hospital Energy Project update

Hospital Energy Project update

Vital Energi meets Oxford City Council on 17 March 2016
20/04/2016
Hospital Energy Project update

PROJECT TIMESCALES

A new timetable will be released once the planning process is complete.

We are upgrading our power supply, heating and domestic hot water at the John Radcliffe Hospital and the Churchill Hospital

The Hospital Energy Project safeguards our energy and heating at the JR and Churchill hospitals for the next 25 years when patient numbers will continue to grow and we update our facilities.

This is a 25-year project with our partner Vital Energi and has been procured through the Carbon and Energy Fund (CEF) with investment provided by Aviva.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • Reduction of future potential disruption of patient care and services
  • Improved heating and cooling throughout the hospitals
  • Improved resilience with less reliance on the national grid
  • Cost savings
  • Reduction in carbon emissions
  • Improving environmental impact and performance

THE ENERGY LINK

A key element of the project will involve laying pre-insulated district heating network from the JR to the Churchill allowing for the efficient transfer of heat and power from the CHP.

A total of (approx.) 1.4km of pipework will be installed in an underground trench.

A high voltage cable and communications trunking will also be laid in the trench.

PIPE CROSS-SECTION
Key: Left - high voltage cable; Centre - district heating pipelines; Right - trunking for high speed internet connection
PIPE CROSS-SECTION

Proposed route

The proposed route of the Energy Link is show in the map below:

Map showing route of pipe
THE ENERGY LINK PIPE ROUTE (Map data: Google)
In partnership with Vital Energi

All works related to the laying of The Energy Link pipe are being carried out by partners, Vital Energi.

The Energy Project – presentation (pdf, 899 KB)

LIGHTING

Over 7,000 light fittings are being changed and replaced with long-life and efficient fittings and lamps.

WHY?

New lighting is already cutting CO2, improving the patient and visitor environment and our energy consumption.

EFFICIENCY AND CARBON MANAGEMENT PLAN

The new gas fired Combined Heat & Power Engine (CHP) at the JR will generate electricity for both hospitals and there will also be new boilers at the JR and Churchill Hospitals.

The two hospitals will be connected by the Energy Link pipeline that will carry hot water, a high voltage cable and trunking for high speed internet.

In addition, there will be a new Building Management System (BMS) that optimises both the hospitals' energy and heating usage to ensure better efficiencies and less heat and power wastage. The old lighting is being replaced with new, low energy light fittings.

These three components together will allow us to save upwards of 75% in efficiency improvements.

CHP generates electricity and utilises the heat it produces through this process – this enables us to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 30%.

Reduction of 270,000 tonnes of CO2 over the 25-year period which = 3,000 cars off the road every year.

HOW TO CONTACT US

@ouh_estates
#ouhenergy

01865 220600

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