SPIE’s expertise at the service of the MontLégia Clinic
Brussels, 26 September 2019 – SPIE Belgium, a subsidiary of SPIE, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in energy and communications, is proud to have contributed to the construction of MontLegia Clinic, the works of which will be completed by the end of October 2019. This 100,000 m² facility could house no fewer than 720 full hospitalization beds and 120 day hospital places as of February 2020.
The new hospital of the Centre Hospitalier Chrétien (CHC) [Christian Medical Centre], christened “MontLegia Clinic”, will open its doors in February 2020. Built on the site of the Collieries of Patience and Beaujonc (Glain) along the A602 near the Cointe Tunnel (west of Liège), it will group the activities of the three Liège clinics of the CHC: Saint-Joseph, Espérance and Saint-Vincent. This new clinic will provide a complete range of healthcare services and play host to more than 2,000 employees who will benefit from appropriate ergonomics and state-of-the-art equipment.
In May 2016 SPIE Belgium was awarded, with Cegelec and Close, two batches for the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and CTM (centralized technical management). The Belgian subsidiary, together with Close, landed a contract for energy generation also (boilers and refrigerating machines). Four SPIE employees and some thirty subcontractors will have worked on this Liège construction site for three years when it is completed in October 2019.
According to Marc-Emmanuel Parser, Project Manager at SPIE Belgium : “For our Building Systems Brussels HVAC division, the project of the MontLégia Clinic is of such variety as to offer an opportunity to capitalize fully on our skills and expertise.” SPIE took charge of the HVAC operations comprising the hydraulic distribution of hot water and cold water, the air treatment and distribution installations mainly in the buildings offering accommodation as well as the production of cold water for the cooling of the hospital’s installations.
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