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Lancaster General Hospital: The Light on the Hill

Lancaster County is a rapidly growing region and home to over 500,000 residents that make up its 200,000 family households. As the only trauma center in the area, Lancaster General Hospital’s vision was to serve as a fully-functioning sanctuary in the event of any natural disaster or power interruption—to be known as “The Light on the Hill.” The loss of electricity is inconvenient for anyone but in the case of a medical facility, it can easily be the difference between life and death. This was the rationale behind their…


New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Project Award - Cooper University Hospital - CHP Plant Image

NJ Alliance for Action paid tribute to more than 400 contracting, developer, engineering, higher education, utility, labor and other leaders for billions of dollars worth of ongoing construction work at New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Projects. PWI was the recipient for the Cooper University Hospital’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant in Camden, New Jersey. Brad Bathgate was the Project Manager and accepts the award on behalf of PWI. (Pictured left end)

The CHP plant consists of a 4.4 mW recuperated combustion turbine generator, with heat recovery steam generator. It also includes a 1,000 ton steam driven…

Leers Weinzapel Wins 2nd Place at the Taiwan International Competition Image

PWI is honored to have collaborated with Leers Weinzapel for the Taiwan Ecological Energy Park. Read more about the project here.

New Professional Engineer Image

Congratulations to our newest Professional Engineer, Lori Van der Voort, PE, CEP. Lori obtained her professional engineering license in Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology. She is currently our Director of Energy and is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers and founding board member of Council of Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL).

March of Dimes Honors Lancaster General Hospital - Project of the Year Image

Lancaster General Hospital’s Energy Center was awarded Project of the Year at the March of Dimes Transportation, Construction and Real Estate Awards. The heart of the Energy Center includes a combined heat and power plant, and a steam-driven turbine chiller, forming a tri-generation system that creates electricity, heating and cooling from a single source. This was a combined effort by Lancaster General, Benchmark Construction and PWI Engineering.

Pictured left to right is John Hartman, LGH and Troy Hafer, Benchmark Construction.

LGH New Energy Center of the Future and UGI Image

Lancaster General Hospital’s “Energy Center of the Future” was designed by PWI. This CHP system consists of a combustion turbine and heat recovery boiler, as well as a steam-driven turbine chiller. In an article by Joseph Swope of UGI, he explains how UGI is playing a major role (read more)

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