Evaporator MCC Fire Protection for Georgia Pacific - Palatka // May 2016

In December of 2015, MJW Consolidated was awarded a contract to design, procure and install a clean agent fire suppression system for protection of the new Evaporator Motor Control Center (MCC). The new evaporator is a multi-million dollar investment by Georgia Pacific to help promote mill efficiency and continue to lessen their environmental impact.

Andritz Engineering provided specification of the enclosure and the requirements for the fire suppression system.  MJW’s in-house engineering staff designed the system utilizing Novec 1230 as a suppression agent. The complete design package was submitted to and subsequently approved by Georgia Pacific, Andritz Engineering and FM Global. Material procurement was completed prior to mobilization and numerous scheduling and safety meetings were conducted to ensure an efficient and, most of all, safe installation which followed. As always, the efforts of all involved played a huge part in the success of this schedule-driven project.  The project was completed on-time and additional portions of the new Evaporator Project were awarded to other MJW Consolidated divisions, further solidifying MJW’s relationship with Georgia Pacific Palatka Mill.

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Marathon Petroleum - VCS Improvement Project // April 2016

Marathon Petroleum extended another opportunity to MJW Consolidated construction team to showcase our diversity, flexibility and capability to perform multi-craft scopes with 100% in-house staff, by awarding us the Jacksonville Terminal VCS Improvement project. This predominantly electrical system upgrade project includes new 480 volt 500 Amp feeder from the existing automatic transfer switch to the new, pre-fabricated building, containing the motor control centers, transformers, variable frequency drives, distribution and control panels.  The new VCS will include five new motors controlled by variable frequency drives and three new motors controlled by full voltage non-reversing motor starters.  Two vapor control cabinets, supplied by the owner, will be installed by MJW and will include a new fiber optic network that will interface with the existing network.  The project has over one mile of galvanized rigid conduit ranging from 3/4” to 4” and five miles of copper cabling.

The project begins in April and will be completed in August 2016. The project has a complex phasing schedule due to the requirements of maintaining the existing VCS in an operational state until the construction of the new VRU, VCU and bladder tank system is complete and operational.  The work will be performed by multiple disciplines within MJW Consolidated and coordinated carefully with our client, our suppliers, our manufacturers, the EPA and the City of Jacksonville.