The new Oakville new 1.6-million-sq.-ft. hospital in Oakville, which is expected to open in December 2015, is state of the art in every way, from the rehabilitation pool, to the roof to the parking garage.
Halton Healthcare Services (HHS) and Hatch have “hatched” a deal to install a state of the art photovolataic solar panel roof top array power system that will generate electricity and sell it back into the Ontario Power Authority's Feed In-Tariff (FIT) program generating $5 million in revenue in 20 years for the Hospital Foundation.Hatch is a Canadian-owned and globally operating engineering, procurement and construction management firm (EPCM).The elevated array on top of the new hospitals parking garage was designed by Hatch to be architecturally unique fitted with the best-in-class energy components and manufactured exclusively in Ontario.The gift from Hatch is valued at approximately $3 million and consists of capital expenditure, full design of the structure and modules, as well as permitting, procurement, construction, commissioning, and handover to HHS.
"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," said Bill Bailey, vice-president, redevelopment, HHS.
The construction for the project is expected to begin in 2015.