Centrax supplies generator set to Scottish hospital campus

Engineering company Centrax is to supply the gas-turbine generator for a new energy centre to be built at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s Foresterhill campus, where it will reduce the hospital’s carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 20 per cent and cut costs by around £2m per year.

Powered by a Rolls-Royce 501-KB7 gas turbine, the natural gas-fuelled generator set will produce 12 tonnes of steam per hour and 5.5MW of electricity – 90 per cent of the Foresterhill site’s total.

The combined heat and power centre will also feature a biomass boiler fired by woodchips for renewable energy and three dual-fuel boilers running on gas and light oil.