Polytechnik Biomass replacing coal-fired boilers at Christchurch hospital
Renewable energy for Christchurch hospital
Polytechnik Biomass Energy, based in Austria, has been awarded the contract to design, manufacture and install replacements for the current coal-fired boilers. The total budget for the project is approximately $45 million.
Health Minister Dr David Clark says "The existing boiler house at Canterbury DHB’s main hospital campus was damaged in the 2011 earthquake and is at increased risk of failure in the event of another significant earthquake. This investment will tackle that vulnerability and ensure the critical energy supply for the hospital is modern and reliable..."