Business

June 26, 2013

Honeywell awarded $37-million project to build, service power facility for new Airbus assembly line

Honeywell announced June 26 it has been awarded a $37-million project to build and provide ongoing service and maintenance on a power facility for Airbus’ new assembly site in Mobile, Ala., the aviation company’s first aircraft manufacturing operation in the United States.

Honeywell will lead the design and construction of the facility, which will control the distribution of utilities ó electricity, water, heating and cooling ó serving the campus and Airbus’ production and energy efficiency requirements.

In addition, Honeywell will manage and maintain the facility through a 10-year service agreement. Five operators will provide day-to-day support, and Honeywell will monitor all equipment remotely to identify potential equipment issues and dispatch technicians to minimize disruptions to Airbus operations.

The powerhouse is expected to be finished by mid-2014, and will be designed and built to LEED-certification standards. Honeywell will hire several Mobile- and Alabama-based contractors to help complete the facility. During peak construction, more than 50 tradespeople are expected to be employed in building the facility.

“Complex, large-scale manufacturing plants require precise support to keep assembly rolling and costs manageable,” said Paul Orzeske, president of Honeywell Building Solutions.

“Our work for Airbus is a prime example of Honeywell’s expertise in helping organizations design, build and maintain technologies that ensure energy and operational excellence for the long term.”

The power facility will supply utilities to Airbus’s assembly line, including power distribution and backup generation, compressed air, heating, cooling, chilled and drinking water, and sewage handling. As part of the contract, Honeywell also guarantees that all systems including compressed air and water for fire protection ó will be maintained and operate within strict tolerances to help optimize support for the assembly line.

Electricity for the manufacturing lines and facilities will be supplied by the local utility to transformers located in the powerhouse before distribution throughout the campus. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning system will be metered using Honeywell ComfortPointÆ Open, the company’s open-architecture technology to control and optimize comfort and energy efficiency. In addition, the powerhouse will help safeguard the site and employees by housing the plant’s fire protection system.

HVAC, life safety and energy management will be monitored using Enterprise Buildings Integrator, Honeywell’s building automation system. This will help the companies accurately track performance and consumption trends throughout the operation.

Utility data from these systems will also be fed into Airbus’ internal metering and energy monitoring system, enabling Honeywell to provide ongoing recommendations for boosting efficiency and conservation to help the site meet the Airbus corporate sustainability goals. This includes reducing overall energy consumption by 2.5 percent and CO2 emissions by 5 percent annually by 2020.

Honeywell’s Aerospace business has a long standing relationship with Airbus, and provides a comprehensive range of advanced avionics, safety systems and mechanical equipment to help maximize the efficiency, reliability and safe operation of the Airbus A320 aircraft, which will be assembled in the Mobile facility.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Northrop Grumman awarded position on Air Force training systems acquisition III contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a position on the Training Systems Acquisition III indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to support war fighter training systems at global U.S. Air Force operating locations. Twelve companies have been awarded positions on TSA III, which has a ceiling value of approximately $20.9 billion over 10 years, if...
 
 
Navy photograph

Raytheon and U.S. Navy collaborate to optimize minehunting sonar

Navy photograph The Remote Minehunting System and AN/AQS-20A Minehunting Sonar on USS Independence. Raytheon is working closely with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center — Division Newport to enhance the features of the comp...
 
 

Boston Engineering receives Air Force contract to advance UAV motor control capabilities

Boston Engineering today announced a $150,000 contract from the U.S. Air Force to enhance its UAV capabilities and to also reduce drone noise. Specifically, Boston Engineering will demonstrate an embedded motor control platform to accelerate U.S. Air Force UAV research and development initiatives. Embedded motor controllers underpin critical UAV operations including drone propulsion and sensors...
 

 

Boeing receives $1.49 billion contract for 13 P-8A Poseidon ircraft

Boeing will provide the first P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for Australia and additional P-8As for the U.S. Navy following a $1.49 billion contract award from the Navy for 13 aircraft. The order includes nine aircraft for the U.S. Navy and four Poseidon aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force, a long-time partner to the...
 
 

Boeing completes 777X firm configuration

Boeing announced Aug. 27 the completion of the firm configuration milestone for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family to be developed. The Boeing 777X team reached this significant design milestone after working closely with airline customers and key suppliers to optimize the configuration of the new airplane. The 777X family includes the...
 
 

Raytheon to provide training services to U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force has named Raytheon as one of the prime contractors on the Training Systems Acquisition III contract. This allows Raytheon to bid on delivery orders on this multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a total ceiling value of $20.9 billion over 10 years. Under this Air Force Life Cycle Management Center...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>