30 September 2016 | Jamie Harris
Engie has secured a 25-year contract to refurbish, operate and maintain Leeds Generating Station Complex.
The facility is jointly owned by the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. It generates more than 50 MW of steam, in addition to electrical power, hot water and compressed air for the two sites.
Under the terms of the deal, Engie will complete a full refurbishment of the complex, ensuring it remains operational throughout, minimising disruption to the hospital.
Dennis Hopper, director of facilities management at University of Leeds, said: “Over the coming years the University is investing £520 million in a transformative development programme that will result in a world class campus at the heart of a vibrant city. The GSC investment is part of this ambition and when complete it will not only boost the resilience of present campus operations, but will provide the necessary infrastructure to support the University’s development.”
Earlier this year, Engie was also awarded a similar contract for three NHS trusts in the Liverpool area.
The £29 million deal involves the construction of CHP centres, and a 15-year contract to operate and maintain the centres.