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HEALTHCARE

Hospitals are equipped with an assortment of machines designed to save and sustain human life, these machines require continuous reliable power. In the event utility power fails hospitals must have reliable standby power – lives literally depend upon it.

Edmonton’s major community hospital provides a full range of health services to a diverse and growing urban community. As a major service provider within Alberta’s integrated healthcare system this hospital is committed to serving people 24/7 with the best that modern healthcare has to offer.


Orbis Engineering was contracted by the hospital to perform switchgear upgrades. Orbis is a power systems and switchgear engineering & design firm serving clients in mining, oil & gas, utilities, forestry and the public sector. Orbis’ review of the project identified that the hospital’s current permanent standby power was not sufficient to cover the electrical load safely during the scheduled upgrades. As a result, Orbis contacted Chad Dawe, a Finning Power Systems Rental Representative to provide a turnkey rental power solution for the 3 week project. Finning Power Systems Technical team developed a reliable and cost effective temporary power solution tailored to meet the project’s specific needs.

Finning Solution

Considering site electrical loads, location, and critical nature of the project Finning supplied Orbis Engineering with Cat Model XQ1000 diesel rental generator sets. This model was selected specifically for this project based on the following key factors:

  1. Knowing that noise concerns would be a consideration for this customer as the rental generators would be located near the hospital the XQ1000 was deemed an ideal fit as it offers best in class sound attenuation.
  2. Environmentally friendly – Cat XQ models are designed to protect the environment coming equipped with double walled fuel tanks and internal spill containment for onboard engine oil and coolant.
  3. Generator controls – State of the art internal Cat generator controls with auto start capabilities simplifying operations and providing additional reliability for critical installations.

The final result was an innovative rental power installation that not only met all the requirements of the customer but also delivered on time and on budget.

Customer Feedback

Orbis Engineering feedback regarding their Finning experience was enthusiastic, praising both Caterpillar products and Finning service. The customer offered special mention for our Edmonton Rental Sales Representative, Chad Dawe and our Senior Rental Coordinator, Reagan Huculak for their expertise and great customer service.

If you are looking for safe, reliable, and cost effective rental generators for your next project, scheduled or unplanned, please contact one of Finning’s experienced Sales Team today and learn more about how Finning Rental Power can help you keep your projects on time and on budget.


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