Cummins Power Generation sustains critical patient care at groundbreaking Australian hospital
As one of Australia’s largest public health projects to date, the Gold Coast University Hospital provides high-quality medical services to meet rapid regional growth and an aging population. The hospital is a specialist facility providing tertiary level services and therefore plays a pivotal role as one of Queensland’s largest clinical teaching and research facilities in training Australia’s healthcare professionals of the future.
To support its wide variety of medical functions, the Gold Coast University Hospital requires an emergency power system which could be relied on for continuous generation and supply – even throughout a grid-wide blackout or other catastrophic outage. When building the hospital, Managing Contractor Lend Lease sought an emergency power supplier who could deliver a fully-integrated system to sustain both patient load and core medical services.
Four C3000D5 generator sets powered by Cummins biggest low-emission diesel engine, the 78-litre QSK78G9, provide a continuous rating of 2.2 MW. The fully integrated system also incorporates a single Cummins DMC300 digital master control system as well as Cummins PowerCommand® digital paralleling equipment. The reliability and ease of deployment associated with the Cummins Power Generation solution means that Gold Coast University Hospital is well-placed to meet growing medical and health services demand in Queensland and broader Australia.
Read more on the Gold Coast Hospital case study at cummins.com.