Our firm constructed The Abington Memorial Hospital project in multiple phases, over the course of 10 years. The expansion and renovation consisted of:
- construction of a 65,000sf, three-story medical office building to be used for outpatient services and a six-level, 450,000sf free standing parking garage for 1,500 cars
- excavation and construction of a 272ft long underground tunnel connecting the medical office building and parking garage to the main hospital
- construction of a new 342,000sf, six-level critical care hospital building with a rooftop helistop and a below-grade truck dock
- 360,000sf, five-story hospital expansion, the Lenfest Pavilion, which houses 228 beds and patient treatment facilities and a 305,000sf precast seven-level parking garage.
The latest addition to the Abington Memorial Hospital included the construction of a 2,600sf mechanical room to house a combustion turbine co-generator engine and associated heat recovery equipment. Our team took a proactive approach to construction, modeling the plant with the equipment on the site. We utilized the model to coordinate the documentation for the project.
The cogeneration plant services the hospital and subsequent additions by burning natural gas to create electricity and uses waste heat to make steam. The principle elements of the plant are as follows:
- 4.5 MW solar combustion turbine
- 14,100 LBm/hr heat recovery steam generator
- 5kV switchgear and transformer to parallel with incoming 35kV electrical service
- 200 HP natural gas compressor that increases incoming gas pressure from 30 psi to 230 psi