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Four Italian Hospitals to Install CHP Systems

Posted on December 18, 2009

As the European Union continues to encourage industries to expand their use of combined heat and power (CHP) technologies to improve local energy efficiency and air quality, a growing number of hospitals in Italy are doing their part by installing new, onsite cogeneration plants to help reduce their respective carbon footprints.

Four hospitals in four Italian cities recently signed contracts to install GE’s Jenbacher cogeneration systems to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their operational costs. Recognizing the advantages of CHP, a total of 34 hospitals in Padova, Varese and Brindisi and other cities in Italy have installed Jenbacher cogeneration gas engines.

The CHP hospital contracts include the following scope of supply: Two 1.1 MW J416 Jenbacher gas engines for the Hospital of Alessandria able to supply energy and heat for a 650-bed facility. One 600 kW J312 Jenbacher engine for the Hospital of Conegliano (Treviso), two 1.4-MW J420 units for the Fondazione Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli e Regina Elena in Milan and one 1-MW J320 Jenbacher engine for the Azienda Ospedaliera S. Croce e Carle of Cuneo.

GE already has delivered more than 900 Jenbacher natural gas, biogas and industrial waste gas-fired units in Italy, where they are popular for their extreme durability, reliability, fuel flexibility and usefulness for many different purposes, including CHP.

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