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Newfoundland Design Associates Ltd.
Bally Rou Place
370 Torbay Road
St. John's, Newfoundland
Canada A1A 3W8

Telephone: 709-726-4490
Telefax: 709-726-4499

Projects - Health Care

James Paton Memorial Hospital Redevelopment
Gander, NL


Project Cost:
$60 M (Estimated Cost)

The project consists of a three storey 13,000 m2 extension of the existing Hospital and a total redevelopment of all existing facilities. The electrical systems that were overhauled are:

• new 12.5 kW double-ended service backed up by a dual-diesel emergency power supply
• dual distribution of ‘normal’ and ‘emergency’ power throughout the facility
• energy-efficient lighting system with ballasts/lamps and occupancy sensors
• new communications consisting of data, nurse call, central dictation, cardiac monitoring, security systems, P/A & intercom
• energy-efficient motor control with variable-frequency drives for appropriate motors and interfaced with the mechanical digital remote-control system

Control of motors from starters and drives in Motor Control Centres. Where improved and/or energy efficiencies were necessary, variable-frequency drives were detailed. VFD’s allow variation of load speed with standard motors. Clustering of starters/drives in MCC’s facilities maintenance and ease of control.