Reliable Utility Solutions for Christiana Hospital

When Christiana Care Health System (CCHS) has needed to upgrade the central utilities at its primary care facility in Newark, DE over the past several years, it has continuously turned to A/Z as its partner of choice. Together, we have and continue to delivery major system improvements while preventing disruptions to Christiana Hospital—a busy facility that features the state’s only Level I trauma center and that delivers more than 7,000 babies each year.

Our first undertaking together was the expansion of the hospital central utility plant with a new addition to house a combined heat and power (CHP) system. This highly efficient system provides a reliable, independent source of electrical and thermal energy, the latter of which is used for facility heating and hot water purposes. In addition to the utility outbuilding, the CHP Project involving routing thousands of feet of utilities throughout the operational hospital itself.

Following the success of the CHP Project, CCHS has engaged A/Z to oversee several other critical utility-orientated projects. Our Mid-Atlantic team is currently managing the development of a new emergency generator plant, which consolidates several emergency systems while providing an additional 30% capacity for growth. Four aging 800 kW generators and a 1,500 kW unit are being replaced by four new 2,500 kW generators. We are also in the process of upgrading the existing central utility plant with new flue stacks, economizers, and an expanded mezzanine.

We are also excited to announce that A/Z was just awarded the Textile Chiller Project. This initiative focuses on the removal of the existing rooftop chillers from the textile building. The facility will be tied into the chilled water distribution system that is currently serving the main hospital building, a move that will provide for more reliable and robust operation.

A/Z’s healthcare expertise extends beyond central utilities to operating suites, patient care, imaging, and more. Visit our healthcare portfolio to see the range of our experience.