NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Heat Pod craned to site
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System Summary
Boiler type: 
Herz 199kW Firematic
Fuel type: 
Wood Pellets
Fuel store: 
Heat Pod V-Profile
Dumfries and Galloway NHS has committed to meeting carbon reduction targets for oil, gas, butane and propane usage to be reduced annually by 3% to 2014/15. The Dumfries and Galloway Health Service is aiming to increase the use of local woodlands as part of this programme.
In 2012 Rural Energy was contracted through Hulley & Kirkwood Consulting Engineers to provide six Heat Pod packaged biomass plant rooms across six different hospitals. The hospitals include: Thornhill Hospital, Kircudbright Hospital, Castle Douglas Hospital, Newton Stewart Hospital, Moffat Hospital and Lochmaben Hospital.
For this project, Rural Energy provided project management services and six Heat Pods. These Heat Pods consist of a prefabricated Pod with a 199kW Herz Firematic in a plant room with pipework, a heat exchanger and a v-profile pellet store.
The NHS requested a high specification finish at the design stage, so Rural Energy’s technical design team were able to specify high quality finishes with a considerate plant room. Part of this included the implementation of a free standing flue adjacent to the Heat Pod which was installed as the Heat Pod was delivered.
The package was prefabricated by specialist modular builders and delivered to each site in a short turnaround time. The delivery of the Heat Pods each took just a matter of hours and was overseen by Rural Energy’s project management and installation teams. Some of the deliveries were particularly challenging due to the urban settings and phone lines, in two cases the Heat Pods had to be craned neatly over buildings.
After delivery the installations were connected to the existing heating system and commissioned.