Rolls-Royce delivers 23 MTU onsite energy standby gensets for hospital in Kuwait

Source: Rolls-Royce Power Systems

Gensets based on MTU Series 4000 diesel engines deliver 50 MW of emergency power.

Rolls-Royce is delivering 23 MTU Onsite Energy standby gensets as part of the expansion and modernisation of the existing Al Farwaniya hospital in Kuwait City by the Kuwait Ministry of Health, due for completion by mid-2019. The brand MTU Onsite Energy is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems within the Land & Sea division of Rolls-Royce.

MTU Partner Albisher & Z Alkazemi Company (A&A) recently closed the deal for delivery of the 23 gensets with prime contractor Sayed Hamid Behbehani & Sons Co. (SHBC) in Kuwait. The diesel-powered gensets based on MTU Series 4000 20-cylinder engines each deliver a maximum of 2,750 kVA of prime power.

“In case of any instability in the power supply, the 23 gensets keep the hospital running smoothly by delivering some 50 MW of power in a matter of seconds. With ambient temperatures ranging as high as 55°C, keeping the hospital's air-conditioning system up and running is crucial,” said Ashraf Tamim, General Manager of A&A.

“The new state of the art healthcare and support buildings are one of the major projects of the National Healthcare Expansion Plan that the Ministry of Health of the State of Kuwait has commenced. Reliable standby gensets like the MTU Onsite Energy gensets are absolutely indispensable,” stated Mohamed Abdul Kader, Assistant General Manager at prime contractor SHBC.

The hospital was built in Kuwait City's Al Farwaniya medical district in 1980. It is now being expanded in the course of extensive modernisation work to incorporate a 955 bed Hospital building, an Outpatients' dermatology clinic, a Dental clinic, a service building and a multi-storey car park. When development has been completed, Al Farwaniya will be one of the most modern hospitals in Kuwait.

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