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Whites Concrete Effluent Tank helps Hospital meet new environmental standards

Posted: Wednesday 12th October 2016

A Sealwall Tank manufactured by Whites Concrete has become part of Rampton Hospital's new Energy Centre in Nottinghamshire, which is operated and maintained under a Carbon Energy Fund framework contract.

Part of the new Energy Centre that provides heating, hot water and electricity to the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Hospital, Whites Concrete's pre-cast concrete Sealwall Tank is a key component of Rampton's new effluent treatment plant - now a modern, automated system that meets both current environmental standards and future expansion of the site.

Designed to ensure a watertight and robust connection between adjacent panels, Whites Concrete's Sealwall is cast in segments with a specially designed jointing system. Offering key benefits over traditional construction, the precast Sealwall units undergo rigorous quality control during manufacture and also reduce build-time by up to 50%.

The hospital's existing coal-fired boilers at have been replaced with a 1MW biomass boiler, a 1.2MW combined heat and power (CHP) engine and three high efficiency dual-fuel boilers running predominantly on gas. A new building management system has also been installed.

Under its framework contract, guaranteed specified carbon and energy savings are set to deliver projected financial savings of around £112,000 pa for the Trust. The new plant meets all of the hospital's heating and hot water requirements and approximately 87% of the total electricity demand, reducing CO2 emissions by around 8,000 tonnes pa.

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