Balslev is a full-service engineering company working with the solution of some of the great challenges that we, as a society, are up against in connection with environment, construction, supply, climate, nature and energy.
We deliver independent consultancy, design and project management within all common engineering disciplines such as electricity, plumbing, it & communication and automation. Our expertise includes innovative, sustainable and profitable solutions within hospital planning, energy optimization, intelligent building automatics, energy supply, safety and transport installations and corrosion protection.
Copenhagen University Hospital has worked determinedly with energy optimisation since the early 90s. Together with Balslev's consultants an energy action plan was developed, which included ventilation and air conditioning, heating, cooling, disinfection, control systems, systems for compressed air and lighting. The plan identified a number of saving opportunities, which made it possible to implement the plan as it was self-financing and showed a positive cash-flow already within the first year. Copenhagen University Hospital's energy consumption has been reduced by 35%. A self-financing energy action plan including new or modified steam, cooling and ventilation systems saves approx. DKK 30 mill. per year.
For many years Balslev has provided customer oriented consulting services to Herlev Hospital, one of Denmark's leading hospitals. Balslev has carried out numerous and versatile projects for Herlev Hospital. Examples include design and specification of buildings and installations the following facilities:
- Heat recovery from exhaust ventilation plus a new concept for separate heating and ventilation
- Operating theatres Reception of acute patients
- Blood banks
- Facilities for dialysis treatment
- Out-patient clinicsOnchology day clinic
- Gastroenteriological ambulatorium and facilities for the scopi unit
- Rooms fitted for scanner use
- Accelerator rooms etc.
In connection with our many assignments we have also designed support functions for these facilities, such as offices, kitchens, wards, sluice rooms, medicine rooms etc. Balslev's indepth knowledge of the hospital's technical installations and its requirements for up-to-date, well functioning buildings and equipment was paramount for the succesful implementation of these projects.
The hybrid room, which welcomed the first patient in May 2013, is the result of a good project, where a committed user group and good co-operation partners have contributed actively. Throughout the past years, we have witnessed a great development in the treatment of patients with cardio-vascular diseases, e.g. diseases in the coronary artery and/or cardiac valve disorders, where the patient is treated via a catheterization in the artery or vein.
The development is expected to proceed, and the ideal room for these procedures is the so-called hybrid room, where several procedures can be performed in the same process, and where a room with advanced CT-scanning is combined with an operating room. In short, the hybrid room ensures a faster as well as gentler treatment of the patient.
Balslev’s contribution comprised part of the projecting of the advanced installations of respectively electricity, HWS (heating, water and sanitation) as well as the coordination with the suppliers of the medical equipment (Siemens) and ergonomic lighting (Cromaviso).