Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Leading fire protection specialist Wormald is supplying the Royal North Shore Hospital, currently undergoing one of the largest healthcare redevelopments in NSW, with a comprehensive fire protection solution.

Wormald will provide fire protection systems for the new Acute Hospital, Douglas Building and RNS

Community Health Centre premises, along with a multi-storey car park. The huge project will require fire equipment and systems to be installed across a vast area, including approximately 100,000m² in the nine-storey Acute Hospital building, of which the level one footprint is in excess of 14,000m².
"With such a major project, we wanted to work with a supplier with proven experience and expertise and Wormald has been providing specialised fire protection solutions for the healthcare industry for many years," said Jim Barber, Services Manager for Thiess P/L (design and construct contractor for

"We look forward to working with the Wormald team on this significant project, which will greatly improve the hospital’s facilities for the local community."

Wormald’s Sydney-based design and technical teams will be responsible for designing, supplying, installing and commissioning a networked fire detection and colour graphics system with Emergency Warning Intercom Systems (EWIS), fire detection, fire sprinkler, fire hydrant and fire hose reel systems as well as fire extinguishers for each building. The data centre and specialist IT areas are
protected with gaseous suppression and wet pre-action systems.

The development is scheduled to run until 2014. The end-to-end contract also includes servicing the equipment and systems during the first 18 months, with the opportunity to continue the partnership in the long-term following the successful completion of stage one (Community Health Building) and
stage two (Acute Hospital Building).

The Royal North Shore Hospital contract is a PPP (Private Public Partnership) between the consortium InfraShore and NSW Health.

For further information about Wormald’s wide range of products and services call 133 166 or visit

For more information on the redevelopment visit www.nsccahs.health.nsw.gov.au/rnsredevelopment 

Media - for further information please contact:
Angela Calabrese, Write Away Communication + Events
Ph: 02 9978 1400 Email: [email protected]
Claire Hartley, Wormald
Ph 02 9947 7550, Email: [email protected]

About Tyco Fire Protection Services Asia Pacific

Tyco Fire Protection Services Asia Pacific (TFPS APAC) is a business segment of Tyco International Ltd. The company designs, manufactures, installs and services specialised fire protection products for the industrial, power, mining, quarry, forestry, marine, waste, transportation, health, commercial,
government, consumer and retail industries. Its major brands include Wormald, DBE, Thorn Security, Simplex Fire Products, Simplex Time Solutions, Exelgard and Tyco Building Services. Throughout the Asia Pacific region, TFPS employs approximately 4,000 staff in 9 countries and its products are used
to prevent fires, safeguard firefighters and protect people and property.

About the RNS Redevelopment Project

The $1.07 billion redevelopment of Royal North Shore Hospital will consolidate 53 buildings into modern purpose-built facilities for 21st century healthcare. For more information visit www.nsccahs.health.nsw.gov.au\rnsredevelopment

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Worlmald Australia

Wormald is a leading provider of  fire sprinkler system solutions offers a complete range of gaseous fire suppression systems and support services to safeguard commercial passenger ships, bulk carriers, container ships and cargo vessels. Since 1889, it has designed, manufactured, supplied, installed and serviced fire detection and protection systems for a wide variety of industries, including building and construction, health care, defense, government, leisure management, corporate and education. www.wormald.com.au.
Billy Worlmald
P: 133 166
W: www.wormald.com.au/


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