Local EPCM firm will install state-of-the-art solar power system
OAKVILLE, ON, Dec. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Hatch and Halton Healthcare Services (HHS) have recently announced a gift agreement for Hatch's donation of a photovoltaic solar array power system to the New Oakville Hospital. Power generated and sold through the state-of- the-art rooftop solar array will help fund the Hospital Foundation through the Ontario Power Authority's Feed In-Tariff (FIT) program.
After two years of design work and planning, Hatch, a Canadian-owned and globally operating engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) firm, anticipates construction of the 500 KW solar array to begin in 2015. The elevated array, located on the parking garage roof top, has been designed by Hatch to be architecturally unique with best-in-class energy components, manufactured exclusively in Ontario and offering the highest efficiency ratings.
"Hatch has had a long relationship with Oakville and is proud to provide the new Hospital with an environmentally-friendly and sustainable source of power and revenue," said Rob Lydan, Hatch's Global Director of Solar Power. "We are a significant employer in Oakville and the GTA, and many of our employees live here."
The gift from Hatch, valued at approximately three million dollars, consists of capital expenditure plus full design of the structure and modules, as well as procurement, permitting, construction, commissioning, and finally handover to HHS. The FIT contract, developed by Hatch with the Ontario Power Authority and in partnership with Oakville Hydro and Hydro One, will provide the Hospital Foundation with revenue of five million dollars over a 20-year period.
"Halton Healthcare Services is pleased to be the recipient of this extraordinary donation to the Hospital," said Bill Bailey, Vice-President, Redevelopment, Halton Healthcare Services. "The new Oakville Hospital will showcase new technologies, leading edge design features and an environment that promises tremendous benefit to the community. We are constructing a state-of-the-art healthcare facility for our community and are delighted that Hatch has chosen to partner with us. Hatch is bringing the very latest in solar array technology to our project using an innovative rooftop design. It has been a pleasure working with the engineering team from Hatch and it is especially rewarding to see local businesses and their employees support our efforts to provide the best healthcare possible in our community."
The Hospital Foundation partners with the community to fund essential medical equipment for Oakville's Hospital in order to enable high quality patient care. The Foundation is currently in the midst of a $60 million fundraising campaign in support of the New Oakville Hospital.
"This project is definitely large scale when it comes to rooftop solar arrays and the HHS views it as a substantial gift" said Lydan. "As an employee owned company, this is really a gift from our employees to give back to our communities."
Hatch is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary professional services firm that delivers a comprehensive array of technical and strategic services, including consulting, information technology, engineering, process development, and project and construction management to the Mining, Metallurgical, Energy, and Infrastructure sectors. Hatch has served clients for over six decades with corporate roots extending over 100 years and has project experience in more than 150 countries around the world. With over 10,000 professionals in over 65 offices, the firm has more than $35 billion in projects currently under management.
About Halton Healthcare Services
Halton Healthcare Services (HHS) is a multi-site healthcare organization comprised of three community hospitals - Georgetown Hospital , Milton District Hospital and Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital . Together these hospitals provide healthcare services to more than 325,000 residents in the growing communities of Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills. HHS is building a new 1.6 million sq. ft. hospital in Oakville which is expected to open in December 2015. With an outstanding reputation as a workplace of choice and a good community partner, HHS hospitals have been recognized for their best practices in a number of patient safety and patient care initiatives.
Video with caption: "3D rendering of the photovoltaic solar array power system to be installed by Hatch at the New Oakville Hospital in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. (CNW Group/HATCH)". Video available at: http://youtu.be/Z3oz9Bn-f_c
Image with caption: "3D rendering of the photovoltaic solar array power system to be installed by Hatch at the New Oakville Hospital in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. (CNW Group/HATCH)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141208_C8214_PHOTO_EN_9098.jpg
Image with caption: "3D rendering of the photovoltaic solar array power system to be installed by Hatch at the New Oakville Hospital in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. (CNW Group/HATCH)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141208_C8214_PHOTO_EN_9097.jpg
Image with caption: "3D rendering of the photovoltaic solar array power system to be installed by Hatch at the New Oakville Hospital in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. (CNW Group/HATCH)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141208_C8214_PHOTO_EN_9096.jpg
For further information: Glenn Sakaki, Global Director, Marketing & Communications, Hatch, Tel: +1 905 855-7600, GSakaki@hatch.ca, www.hatch.ca; Trish Carlton, Director, Communications & Public Affairs, Halton Healthcare Services, Tel: +1 905 338-4668, TCarlton@haltonhealthcare.on.ca, www.haltonhealthcare.com