NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses, announced that its Welsbach Electric subsidiary has been awarded a contract to perform the electrical construction services for a new clean water treatment plant located in Westchester County, New York, for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
Welsbach Electric is responsible for the complete electrical installation associated with the construction of the project's two billion gallon-per-day ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection facility, a 170,000 square foot, two story concrete structure. Its lower level houses 56 of the largest UV units ever built, while the upper level contains electrical distribution equipment, HVAC equipment and administrative offices. Welsbach Electric will also be involved in providing electrical construction services for eight additional buildings and structures associated with the project.
When complete, this clean water treatment plant will be the world's largest UV facility for disinfecting drinking water. The water treatment plant will treat drinking water from New York City's Catskill and Delaware reservoir system, which accounts for approximately 90% of New York City's drinking water.
"We are pleased to be providing the New York City Department of Environmental Protection with the electrical construction services required to power this leading-edge infrastructure project," said Keith Carney, President and CEO of Welsbach Electric. "We look forward to being a part of a team whose priority it is to deliver safe drinking water to New York City for years and generations to come."
About EMCOR Group, Inc.
A Fortune 500 company with estimated 2008 revenues of $6.8 - $7.0 billion, EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME) is a global leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and facilities services. EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating and maintaining the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments---such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security and power generation systems---in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses around the world. EMCOR represents a rare combination of reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170 locations worldwide. The 30,000 skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst America's "Most Admired" and "Best Performing." EMCOR's diversity---in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves and the geography it spans---has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results. The Company's strong financial position has enabled it to attract and retain among the best local and regional talent, to undertake and complete the most ambitious projects, and to redefine and shape the future of the construction and facilities services industry. Additional information on EMCOR can be found at www.EMCORGroup.com.
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