NORWALK, CONN. — EMCOR Group Inc. announced that it has begun work on a number of new energy-related projects for major utilities, companies and organizations in the private and public sectors in the U.S. and Canada. The projects, which incorporate the latest developments in renewable and alternative cost effective fuel sources, including nuclear power, involve the assessment, implementation and management of efficiency-based programs and technologies.
"With energy infrastructures that are often unreliable and overburdened, and with the growing recognition that alternative and renewable energy sources make both good environmental and business sense, organizations are increasingly turning to us and our expertise in the area of ‘green' to review and deliver workable solutions that will provide sustainable benefits in the short-term and long into the future," said Frank T. MacInnis, chairman and CEO of EMCOR.
EMCOR Comstock was selected by SNC Lavalin Nuclear, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to provide construction services at the Bruce Power Nuclear facility's two nuclear generating stations. Each station has a combined potential generating capacity in excess of 3,000 megawatts and consists of four nuclear reactor units. Scope of work includes removal and replacement of the 16 life-expired component steam generators and four steam drums. Comstock will utilize crane capacity in excess of 1,000 tons, laser metrology, specialized cutting and machining equipment, as well as orbital welding.
EMCOR was selected by Long Island Power Authority, Long Island, N.Y., to assist the Authority in the evaluation, development and field management of renewable energy generation projects, including photovoltaics and wind energy, under a three-year contract.
Pacific Gas & Electric in Northern California chose EMCOR to perform field inspections and verifications of on-site power generation projects in support of California's Self Generation Incentive Program. The three-year contract includes inspections and verifications of technologies such as photovoltaics, fuel cells, wind, micro-turbines and more conventional cogeneration systems.
The U.S. General Services Administration in Washington State picked EMCOR to perform retro-commissioning work on 650,000-sq.ft. of facilities at four of its buildings in Washington State. EMCOR will test and evaluate control, lighting and HVAC systems and recommend operational and equipment changes for optimal energy efficiency.
The University of California at Berkeley selected EMCOR to lead a study to identify the optimum configuration and end-to-end solution for the campus to site an efficient solar-based generation project. The review will involve a photovoltaic feasibility study including structural considerations, equipment, electrical loads, interconnection, and an overall economic evaluation.
California State University at Los Angeles picked EMCOR perform an HVAC renovation project focused on energy efficiency. The project will include a retrofit of the HVAC system of the student services and main administration building on campus, with the goal to save energy and improve occupant comfort.