Canadian Consulting Engineer

Toromont installs Caterpillar natural gas generator sets for HHS

February 18, 2022

Three hospitals are getting CHP upgrades.

Cat G3516H Generator Set

Photo courtesy Caterpillar.

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has selected local Caterpillar dealer Toromont to supply 13 Cat G3516H natural gas generator sets, providing a total of 25.5 MW of power output, to update the combined heat and power (CHP) capabilities—and reduce the carbon footprint—of three hospitals in its network.

Toromont is providing installation, integration, commissioning, maintenance and technical support for the sets in existing facility floorspaces at Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre and McMaster University Medical Centre (including McMaster Children’s Hospital, pictured below). The systems feature remote asset monitoring, advanced data visualization, reporting and alerts.

Scheduled to begin operating this year, the systems will support efforts to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions across all HHS facilities by 50% by 2023 and improve energy independence by contributing to a more than 70% reduction in reliance on the local grid.

“The cogeneration systems for HHS have been configured to meet specific requirements,” says Thomas Smith, gas segment manager for Caterpillar’s electric power division. “Their high-power densities address increasing energy demands while fitting into current facility footprints, helping to reduce future capital expenditures.”

McMaster Children's Hospital

Photo courtesy Caterpillar.


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