Case Study

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Neptune, NJ
(433,400 ft2)

Client: Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Description: Central Plant Upgrades

Year Completed: 2015

Construction Cost: $1.4 Million


Jersey Shore University Medical Center is a member of the growing Meridian Health hospital group and a not-for-profit academic medical center. Jersey Shore University Medical Center has built a solid reputation for delivering the most advanced programs and services in central New Jersey. Jersey Shore University Medical Center has grown into a 502-bed regional medical center specializing in advanced cardiac care and surgery, innovative orthopedics and rehabilitation, superior cancer care, and the most comprehensive pediatrics program in the two county region.


As the Engineer of Record, Concord added a 1,400 Ton water cooled centrifugal chiller with a variable speed drive to the existing Central Utility Plant, which was designed for expansion. Concord also added additional chilled water and condenser water pumps with VFDs.

In order to reduce construction cost and increase JSUMC’s negotiation power with equipment vendors, Concord prepared pre-purchase equipment specifications for chillers, pumps, VFDs and a unit substation. Concord provided bid evaluations for this equipment and aided in procurement. Concord prepared an installation package based on the pre-purchased equipment which was bid to mechanical prime contractors for execution of the work and installation of the equipment. The unit substation was located adjacent to the new equipment, which minimized 480 V conductor cost, using a 12.47 kV feeder from the CUP.

The project also provided piping and controls modifications that would allow for a better transition from free cooling mode to an absorption chiller powered by the on-site combined heat and power (CHP) plant. Additionally, piping modifications were made to increase the flexibility of an existing pair of chillers that are arranged in series/counterflow orientation.

Concord is currently providing a screening analysis for an optimized CHP solution that would suit the needs of the growing regional medical center.

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