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    Flexible Rental Solutions for Healthcare I South Africa

    HIMOINSA Southern Africa provide flexible rental solutions for emergency back up power, supporting critical applications at Netcare Hospitals

    Project Summary


    Johannesburg, South Africa  


    Netcare Hospitals, Sunninghill and Milpark 


    1 x HRMW 1270 kVA 

    1 x HRFW 200kVA 

    Special Configuration 

    Rapid start emergency back up power supply configured with units on site to support critical functions during maintenance and repair


    Netcare hospitals at Milpark and Sunninghill required immediate, temporary power solutions to provide emergency standby backup power whilst essential maintenance of existing generator sets on site were carried out. 

    At Milpark hospital backup power was in the process of being updated, but at the time no redundancy was available to allow for downtime on the existing 2MVA units that were not synchronised. 

    The generator sets supply critical backup power to support 90% of all hospital functionality in the event of a grid outage. This includes ICU and Cardio Thoracic wards, Emergency Units and Operating Theatres. In addition, the generators power the UPS to ensure continuous power with no downtime. 

    At Sunninghill the existing, operational, units required back up to provide redundancy for critical applications, in the event of a power failure. 

    Consequences of downtime in a hospital include the shutdown of the complex system that supplies oxygen to critically ill patients throughout the facility, life support machines and operating capabilities. Black out, even momentary, is life endangering. It could also result in severe financial penalties as the hospitals owe a duty of care to their patients.


    HIMOINSA Southern Africa were in a position to be able to offer immediate short and medium term HRMW 1270 kVA and HRFW 200kVA rental solutions to support the ongoing functionality of the hospitals vital systems. 

    Netcare’s Technical Operation Manager, Eric Ratsela, explains that HIMOINSA Southern Africa were the immediate choice for Netcare. Upon completion of Netcare's rigid procurement process HIMOINSA were able to supply suitable units, in rapid time scales at highly competitive pricing.

     The Milpark installation was not without its challenges. Due to the age of the existing system the HIMOINSA team had to identify, track down and communicate with the individuals who completed the original equipment install several years previously to ensure the units compatibility and synchronicity. Any errors at this stage would have caused the existing units on site to fail. Throughout the tricky process Eric commended the HIMOINSA Southern Africa technical team, stating that “their communication was excellent, when issues were encountered, they were immediately communicated. This was vital to us”. 

     The flexibility of HIMOINSA Southern Africa’s rental offering meant that the healthcare provider was able to manage CAPEX whilst being entirely confident that HIMOINSA’s world class units were being continually monitored by HIMOINSA Southern Africa via the remote monitoring system during the contract term to ensure the reliability of their service provision. 


    Jaco Ras I Netcare Group Projects Engineer

    “Reliability and quality are of critical importance to Netcare. Nothing is more important to us than providing the highest possible standard of care to our patients. It is for this reason we chose a power solution from HIMOINSA Southern Africa.”

    C2 Remote Monitoring

    All HIMOINSA Southern Africa rental fleet units are equipped with remote monitoring software to ensure tracking of running hours, fuel consumption and location as well as service intervals, preventative maintenance and safety features such as Automatic Start Stop.

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