Eaton and partners help China build new Wuhan hospitals in global battle against the new coronavirus

February 26, 2020

  • Fast connection to utility power helps get both hospitals up and running in days
  • Eaton donates uninterruptible power supplies and circuit protection
  • First batch of CT equipment to arrive uses Eaton circuit protection, enables medical professionals to scan more than 300 patients daily
PITTSBURGH, PA … To fight the fast-spreading coronavirus, China completed construction of two new field hospitals in Wuhan in just 10 days. Power management company Eaton and its partner electrical contractors and distributors were part of the construction project at the new Huoshenshan and Leishenshan Hospitals that delivered an additional 2,500 hospital beds to the front line of this global health emergency. Eaton solutions are powering the hospitals, enabling medical teams to diagnose, treat and monitor more patients. 

“Working in the field complicates access to a steady and reliable power supply, which can be a matter of life and death when critical medical equipment is involved,” said Howard Liu, president of Eaton’s Electrical Sector – Asia-Pacific region. “Eaton is committed to providing high-performance solutions to everyday heroes on the frontlines – on typical days and in moments of crisis.” 
Eaton and partners help China build new Wuhan hospitals

The highly complicated effort to design, build and construct two hospitals in short order required consistent quality power. Eaton mobilized its emergency response teams in China to help.

An urgent request came to Eaton from the regional utility, Wuhan Power Supply Bureau. Both Huoshenshan and Leishenshan Hospitals needed help connecting to utility power. In a matter of days, Eaton and its partner helped connect the main power supply at both hospitals and provided the medium-voltage cable accessories supporting intelligent and reliable power distribution. 

Eaton and its local partner, Wuhan Chaote Network Technology Co., Ltd, worked overnight to install, deploy and start up power at the Huoshenshan Hospital. Eaton also provided three units of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and 112 sets of batteries. This equipment is enabling healthcare digitalization, the equipment analyzing blood tests and monitoring patients, as well as supporting emergency backup. 

Inside of 24 hours’ notice, Eaton delivered the circuit protection supporting critical CT equipment onsite at the Huoshenshan Hospital. This diagnostic equipment is critical to rapid response and treatment of symptoms. Eaton power management solutions are protecting these sophisticated diagnostic imaging machines from downtime and enabling reliable, efficient power.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; power quality, back-up power and energy storage; control and automation; life safety and security; structural solutions; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer customers’ most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently, and more reliably. Eaton’s 2019 revenues were $21.4 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 101,000 employees.

Hilary Spittle, (440) 523-5352
Regina Parundik, (412) 559-1614