3601 N Nebraska Ave. Tampa, FL
Prior to the commencement of this project, The Sarasota Memorial Hospital had plans to expand the size of the hospital. One of the problems that they encountered and the reason that this project was completed was their existing on-site power generation only had enough capacity to backup the existing life safety and emergency power systems.
2013 - Present
Borrell Electric Co, Inc. performed both preconstruction and construction services for this project. During preconstruction, Borrell Superintendents traced every feeder in the hospital and helped devise a plan to re-feed the existing panels from the new Central Energy Plant. The new CEP project added 10,000,000 watts of on-site power generation, which provided 100% redundancy to the entire facility's electrical infrastructure. The CEP also included a new vault fed by dual utility loops. During this project, we coordinated with Florida Power and Light to install the dual feeds. The new Central Energy Plant exceeded the hospital's objective by providing several means of redundancy that would take care of the facility's energy needs in the event of a power failure.
This project was also unique because we performed a complete test of the system by dropping both utility feeds. This required the most extensive coordination that we have ever experienced in every project. We spent several months coordinating with each department to ensure that everyone was aware of the process to test the system. The test was successful, and it provided the hospital with 100% confidence in their new electrical infrastructure.
Gresham Smith & Partners
Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.
Skanska USA Building
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