Centrally located at the corner of Johnson and Vancouver, the project is being built on the former McCalls Gardens Funeral Home parking lot.
The Nanaimo Regional General Hospital continues to grow and expand creating a deficit within the electrical distribution infrastructure. This project will redevelop the electrical energy plant to meet current codes and standards with capacity for future growth.
The Electrical Energy Centre is being built to increase the amount of normal and emergency power available to the NRGH campus, to comply with regulatory, redundancy, and operational requirements. A new gas train is being constructed to the south of the existing 25kV substation building and connected with the existing incoming gas service. A new fueling location complete with two underground fuel storage tanks will be built adjacent to the parking lot. New electrical duct banks and vaults are being installed.
A new 436 sq.m. single storey, post disaster designed building is being constructed as well. It will be comprised of a concrete foundation and slab-on-grade, structural steel framing, corrugated metal wall cladding along with large areas of louvers and glazing, and new service doors. The new building will house three new 1.4MW diesel fueled generators and associated equipment, and will be divided into two main areas; a switchgear room and a generator room.
This project is planned for completion in January of 2018.
Project: NRGH Electrical Energy Plant
Architect: Island Health
Location: Nanaimo, BC