May Pen Hospital to Save Millions Annually From New AC System

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Fayval Williams (left) cuts the ribbon to unveil a plaque installed on the Administrative Building at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon, to signal the completion of an energy efficient air conditioning system valued at $73 million and which will result in annual savings of $5.2 million at the hospital.

The project was financed and implemented by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) through its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme, which finances investments in energy efficiency and energy conservation measures in the public sector. 

The multifaceted intervention involved the installation of a modern, energy efficient cooling system which utilises a rooftop packaged system design at the Accident and Emergency Department, which will ensure that this section of the facility meets the compliance standards for fresh air.

Modifications were also made to the chill water air conditioning system serving the general hospital area. The changes included upgrading the pumps with variable speed controllers, replacing the legacy air handlers with premium variable speed motors and the implementation of web-enabled, remote monitoring capability through a state-of-the-art building management system.

Also participating in the unveiling are: Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton (2nd left), Chairman of the PCJ, Russell Hadeed (2nd right) and Chief Executive Officer of the May Pen Hospital, St. Andrade Sinclair.