Hollaender® Speed-Rail® Fittings Help Bring Solar Power to Ghana Hospital

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Cincinnati-based Hollaender Manufacturing provides Speed-Rail fittings for solar thermal hot water system at Ridge Hospital on coast of Ghana.

Hollaender® Speed-Rail® Fittings Help Bring Solar Power to Ghana Hospital
All materials used were compliant with the Buy American Act, including Hollaender’s Speed-Rail® fittings

Zager Global, a US based international supplier and installer of plumbing and solar systems, was recently awarded a contract by Bouygues Bâtiment International to design and build a rooftop solar thermal hot water system at the Ridge Hospital located in Accra, Ghana. The project, located on the Atlantic coast of Africa, required components that could withstand the harsh and extremely corrosive atmospheric conditions inherent in the region. The design called for fifteen solar arrays, consisting of five collectors per array, with a pipe rack system to support the thermal collectors. Zagar turned to Cincinnati, Ohio based Hollaender Manufacturing to provide their patented and extremely anti-corrosive Speed-Rail® fittings for the pipe rack system that support the arrays.

Hollaender is the USA’s leading supplier of fittings for both PV and thermal solar pipe rack systems. The company’s Speed-Rail® fittings are strong and lightweight, and come in a wide variety of fixed and adjustable configurations, including the tees and flanges most commonly used in solar panel installations. The versatility of the fittings allows dependable support structures to be constructed virtually anywhere solar panels need to be installed. Made of 535.0 aluminum-magnesium alloy, Speed-Rail® fittings are the most corrosion resistant fittings on the market, especially when compared to steel and iron fittings, and are backed by a 10-year warranty against corrosion. The system installs quickly, securely and cost effectively.    

Bouygues Construction’s American subsidiary is currently expanding and modernizing Ridge Hospital. The expansion will include a new 420 bed building, several operating theatres and a maternity ward. The new complex, which is being built according to sustainable construction standards aiming for LEED Healthcare certification, a first in the region, is intended to become one of the most state-of-the-art medical facilities in West Africa. The building’s electricity needs will largely be provided by solar energy. The Ridge Hospital project is being funded through the Export–Import Bank of the United States. All materials used were compliant with the Buy American Act, including Hollaender’s Speed-Rail® fittings.

About Hollaender Manufacturing
Hollaender is a manufacturer and marketer of aluminum structural pipe fittings, aluminum pipe, as well as final assemblies that use these components.

Hollaender is also a US market leader in the design and manufacture of complete architectural railing systems, often called “Decorative Metal Railing Systems.”

Hollaender components are used in the design and build of handrail, guardrail and safety rail systems as well as a wide variety of unique modular pipe and fitting based structures for commercial, residential, public works and industrial applications, as well for retail store fixtures and other structural applications. These components and systems are marketed under the trademarked brands Speed-Rail® and Interna-Rail®. Hollaender also offers consultation, design, and project management services.

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