The New University Hospital in Odense, New OUH, will be one of the largest new hospitals in Denmark with its 250,000 m² under roof on the 780,000 m² site. The turnkey contract amounts to 953m euros.
It will become a hospital of the future and will be part of Campus Odense – a new town focusing on innovation and development. In addition to the New University Hospital, the new town will host the University of Southern Denmark, Science Park Odense and the new Cortex Park supporting knowledge sharing and networking between the business community, the university and the hospital. Generally, innovative thinking characterises the project, and for easy access, new roads are being established and a tramway is being constructed with two planned stops at the new hospital.
The hospital will be the first and only hospital in Denmark to be built together with a university. The hospital and university will be connected via a new Faculty of Health Sciences. The overall project also comprises a new research park and a portal area that includes halls of residence, accommodation for researchers, and service and conference facilities.
Almost 300 AVK valves and hydrants
The Danish entrepreneur M. J. Eriksson is the lead contractor on the building and construction work related to the site development, including pipe delivery. The pipe contract covers main lines and house connections for water (2.85 km), wastewater (2.25 km, pressure lines) and cooling (3.67 km) and also includes valves and accessories for the complete project.
All valves and hydrants for the project have been supplied by AVK, mainly gate valves with PE ends for direct welding into PE pipe system, and almost half of them are in DN300-400 to be used for cooling water. Furthermore, flanged valves and ball check valves will be used for the wastewater system, and 12 fire hydrants will be spread over the big site.
The construction of the buildings is most likely to begin in mid-2019, and the new hospital is expected to open in 2022. The first buildings will include beds and treatment sections and the largest, central building that will structurally link the hospital and the university.