Honeywell have been awarded the contract for a $37 million project to build and continually service a new power facility for the assembly line of Airbus aircraft. The site is based in Mobile, Alabama and is Airbus’ first manufacturing operation in the US.
Honeywell “will lead the design and construction of the facility”. The site will control the distribution of utilities and serve Airbus’ production and energy efficiency requirements. Furthermore, Honeywell has entered into a ten year agreement to manage, maintain and service the facility.
The facility is expected to be completed mid-2014 and Honeywell promises to hire Alabama-based workers to complete the construction.
Once completed, the new power facility will supply utilities such as power distribution and backup generation, heating, cooling, compressed air, chilled and drinking water, and sewage handling.
“Complex, large-scale manufacturing plants require precise support to keep assembly rolling and costs manageable,” explained President of Honeywell Building Solution, Paul Orzeske, “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.”