A Hawick firm has secured a major contract worth almost £1million to design and build a heating system for a Tayside hospital.
Turnbull & Scott (Engineers) Ltd, based in the town’s Burnfoot Road, have won the contract from NHS Tayside to be the main contractor for the design and build of a 990kW wood pellet biomass steam boiler heating system at Stracathro Hospital.
The 50-bed general hospital near Brechin currently operates three traditional gas-fired boilers. However, these are subject to the high and volatile costs of fossil fuels.
The contract will see Turnbull & Scott design, install and commission these major works with completion scheduled for October.
The biomass boiler complete with fuel storage and delivery system will be integrated to the existing gas-fired system and NHS Tayside will be eligible to receive Renewable Heat Incentive payments from the UK Government for up to 20 years.
Peter Murphy, Turnbull & Scott’s Managing Director, told The Southern this week: “We’re delighted NHS Tayside has chosen Turnbull & Scott for this important project.
“Given our decades of experience with steam systems and our recent success in growing our biomass boiler capability, it is the logical next step for us.
“We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver an outstanding quality of product and service to customers and we will be continuing to focus on growing our business in the 200kW to 3Mw biomass market.”
Turnbull & Scott has 80 years’ experience in the design and installation of boiler systems for agricultural, commercial, industrial, leisure, local authority, NHS and retail properties across the UK.