Engineers from Electricity North West, the distribution network operator, have taken part in the creation of the NHS Nightingale Hospital North West, built at Manchester Central Conference Centre to help the region ease the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.
Before opening the hospital, Electricity North West engineers ensured the existing electrical infrastructure is sufficient to support the new facility. A second reserve electricity supply was also installed, along with additional assets to protect the new hospital’s power supply.
Energy solutions director at Electricity North West Mark Williamson said: “We provide a critical service and our employees have been named as key workers throughout the pandemic.
We’re proud to support the NHS and provide the essential service they need right now, to help them do their amazing work that we are all thankful for.”
The Manchester Nightingale hospital is now open and is expected to have capacity of up to 750 patients.