Vital Energi
NHS Civils Works

Connection of two hospitals, sharing a single energy source

CHAP Civils undertook the civil engineering for Vital Energi when they connected two of Grampian’s flagship hospitals, making them the first in Scotland to share a single energy source.

The project saw a highly insulated steam main and electricity cables connect the two hospitals and allows the Foresterhill Energy Centre to operate at its full potential and supply heat and power to both sites.

Operating within live hospital sites always comes with its challenges and this project had to:

  • navigate through areas already congested with essential, underground services
  • operate within the hospital grounds
  • operate on public highways, all while maintaining blue light access routes.

In addition to the above challenges, CHAP had to ensure that the works alongside the Foresterhill air ambulance landing site were completed without hindrance to this vital safety service.


location :

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary & Royal Cornhill Hospital

cdm-c :

Vital Energi