The latest combined heat and power (CHP) technology from Veolia will power the first NHS high-energy proton beam therapy (PBT) centre at The Christie in Manchester.
Due to start treating oncology patients in 2018; the new centre will be one of only two high-energy NHS PBT facilities in the UK.
By using cogeneration for its essential electricity and heating needs; the hospital will further reduce its carbon emissions and gain from cost savings that can be redirected to patient care.
To support the PBT patient care, the new CHP will deliver secure onsite generation of 2,100GWh of electricity and 3,200GWh of heat each year and will save around 380 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Part of the new packaged CHP range from Veolia; the 240kWe unit uses a three-way catalyst to reduce NOx emissions and protect local air quality.
Commenting on this latest energy project for the NHS; Gavin Graveson, Veolia’s chief operating officer for public and commercial sectors, said: “Recent estimates show that CHP and energy efficiency in the NHS have contributed to energy savings of £25m over the last year.
“By delivering energy security, sustainability and cost savings; CHP represents good engineering, good economics, and good value for money for the NHS.”