Breathe delivering £20m Energy Performance Contract for Northern Care Alliance
Breathe, an Imtech Company, is delivering a £20m Energy Performance Contract for the Northern Care Alliance. The new, fully optimised systems will provide the Trust with an annual guaranteed saving of £1.1m, along with an approximate carbon reduction of 3,435 tonnes per annum.
The team are currently commissioning the new energy centre at North Manchester, having installed a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, new central steam boiler and associated controls. At Royal Oldham Hospital they are undertaking a rationalisation of the steam main, along with installing a new CHP to support current and planned site development. Breathe has also completed a variety of energy retrofit works, including installation of efficient lighting across both sites and will shortly commence the first phase of work at Bury and Rochdale.
“This type of project is where we excel and can make a significant contribution to the performance of NHS buildings, delivering significant savings, driving efficiency and improving comfort levels. We have an established relationship with the Trust and will be working in partnership with them to optimise results” said Gary Parke, Breathe Managing Director “I’m proud that our team have continued to maintain progress throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and ensured each site remained fully operational.”
Andrew Montgomery, Group Associate Director of Estate said: “This project will help the Northern Care Alliance realise significant energy efficiency savings whilst helping reduce our carbon emissions. In addition, it will provide improved resilience to the Estate infrastructure and therefore, patient care. Collaboration with Breathe, that has an excellent reputation for delivering tangible savings, is critical to its success.”
The project is funded via Trust Capital, a Salix interest free loan and NHSi Energy Efficiency Fund grant.