Cummins Power Generation Spanish distributor CPG Madrid has supplied the first of three generator sets to the Virgen del Camino Hospital in Pamplona, northern Spain. The C2250 D5 generator set will provide standby power for all the hospital’s buildings in the event of a grid failure. The total grid supply requirement of the site is 6,700 kW.
The 1,800 kW generator set, powered by a QSK50 G4 engine, is installed inside a 40-foot Power Box. System control is handled by a Power Command Paralleling (PPC) 3201. Within a year, two further Cummins Power Generation generator sets are scheduled to be installed – in a parallel configuration – as the hospital site expands.
The 566-bedroom hospital is undergoing development under a €23.7 million modernisation programme funded by the Navarra regional government. This will include a new operating theatre, intensive care unit, post-operative recovery room and laboratories. The project will involve construction of a new 6,000 m2 building.
The hospital is located in the city centre, close to the venue for Pamplona’s most famous event – the annual Running of the Bulls, where people attempt to out-race a bull released into the city streets. Some injuries can result. However, the prime reason for the hospital expansion is less dramatic – to serve the medical needs of Pamplona’s 200,000 population all year round.