Location: Columbus, Georgia
Batson-Cook constructed this new generator building for Midtown Medical Center, a 413-bed acute care hospital located on Columbus Regional Health’s campus. This new facility allows the hospital to change to emergency power in less than seven seconds in emergencies and provides the ability to significantly reduce energy costs by utilizing the generators during peak times, a process known as “peak shaving”.
The generators have the capacity to provide power to the entire facility and have enough fuel on-site for approximately four days.
The project’s scope included:
• Construction of a free-standing 8,300-square-foot central power plant equipped
with four new 2,500-kilowatt generator sets.
• Relocation of existing underground utilities including gas lines, storm drains,
sanitary plumbing lines and power lines.
• Close coordination with equipment suppliers, engineers, utilities providers and
hospital staff to ensure critical systems were not compromised during
construction, testing and transfer phases.