Dieselec Thistle has secured a circa £5m project to install ten generators at the New South Glasgow Hospital (NSGH).

Currently under construction, the hospital is due to open in 2015 and will provide 1,109 beds across 14 storeys and is the largest hospital ever to be built in Scotland. 

Dieselec Thistle was awarded the standby power contract following an extensive tendering process and the project will involve supply, testing, installation and commissioning of ten standby generators during two phases of the build.

The company will supply ten FG Wilson 2.5MVA standby generators, each with full sound attenuation equipment, exhaust gas silencers, fuel tanks and synchronising control systems. 

The high voltage (11,000V) generators will be capable of providing enough electricity to power 2,500 homes, ensuring that the hospital’s standby power provision has plenty of capacity to support vital hospital services should the mains supply fail.  Installation of the first phase, comprising five generator sets, will be completed in early May. The second installation will follow, in line with the hospital build programme, and is due for completion during 2015.