US Airport Awards Facility Upgrade Contract

17 November 2010 (Last Updated November 17th, 2010 18:30)

A Clark/McCarthy joint venture has received a $271.5m contract to construct a replacement central utility plant (CUP) at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the US. Under the five-year contract, the company will replace the existing 49-year-old CUP and construct on-site ther

A Clark/McCarthy joint venture has received a $271.5m contract to construct a replacement central utility plant (CUP) at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the US.

Under the five-year contract, the company will replace the existing 49-year-old CUP and construct on-site thermal-energy storage and ancillary facilities.

The existing CUP provides heating and cooling to passenger terminals, administrative offices and the Theme Building within the LAX central terminal area.

The new facility will also provide heating and cooling to new areas created by the $1.54bn Bradley West project currently under construction.

The company will install advanced central digital control and fire alarm systems, electric-driven centrifugal chillers, steam-driven chillers and gas turbine-driven generators with heat-recovery steam generators.