Case Study

Power Profile -- Health Care (American Hospital Dubai)

Source: Caterpillar Inc., Electric Power Division

The American Hospital Dubai (AHD) is a general medical and surgical hospital providing high-quality healthcare to the people in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the surrounding Gulf States. All the physicians are North American Board Certified or have equivalent Western training.

In response to a strong increase in demand for its services, AHD announced expansion plans in 2009. These plans included adding a new seven-story, in-patient tower including eight state-of-the-art operating rooms, 47 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 178 patient beds, a new radiation therapy center, an expanded regional center for diagnostic and interventional radiology and a reference laboratory. The new center was completed in February 2010.

To ensure a reliable, high-quality power supply for the hospital facilities, AHD required emergency backup power from an integrated system consisting of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and diesel generator sets.