Boeing Chooses MJW for Cecil Airport Flight-line Shelter Project // June 2017

Erecting a flight-line structure close to an active airport apron presents special safety considerations, and Boeing has again chosen MJW Consolidated to meet those challenges at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, FL.

After MJW performed successfully on two aircraft shelter projects at Cecil Field, Boeing showed its confidence in the company by awarding a contract for a third structure much closer to the airport’s two perpendicular runways, where safety considerations for managing traffic and eliminating foreign object debris (FOD) are paramount.

Work began in May on the project and is expected to be complete in August 2017. The large fabric-over-metal-frame structure, which will be erected by Big Top Fabric Structures, will house Boeing-made U.S. Navy F-18 fighter jets scheduled for program upgrades.

MJW is responsible for project management, including site preparation, building assembly oversight and installation of the complete electrical system for this structure, compressed air system to power the tools needed for work on the aircraft, and automatic compressed-air-foam fire protection skids with the flame detectors connected to the facility’s fire alarm system. MJW will also be installing a robust anchoring system that includes below-surface wire cabling to secure the building and deeply buried grounding points to tie-down aircraft.

As the work proceeds, MJW has assigned a full-time FOD manager to monitor the entire worksite for any debris that could be sucked into aircraft engines or turned into damaging projectiles by active aircraft traffic at this facility.

 “We’re proud that Boeing has entrusted us with the special challenges of this project, which is a testament to our company’s commitment to safety and efficient performance in a wide-range of industrial and heavy-traffic environments,” said MJW project manager Chris Timpe.

Boeing At Cecil Field _F18

MJW to Perform Electrical Installation for Sunoco Fuel Blending System // May 2017

Sunoco LP has chosen MJW Consolidated to install electrical systems and instrumentation for a proprietary liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) blending system at an existing Phillips 66 fuel storage terminal in Mount Vernon, MO.

 Phillips 66 Logo

Work on the project will begin in late June and is expected to be completed in about three months, said MJW project manager Mike Greene. “This is the fourth project of this type we have been awarded by Sunoco, which owns the technology,” Greene said.

The Sunoco system adds butane to stored LPG before the fuel is loaded onto tanker trucks. Butane is a standard additive in gasoline, but it dissipates over time and must be brought up to target levels before the fuel is transported for commercial sale. In addition to injecting butane into the LPG, the blending system measures, samples and tests the fuel.

Understanding the fuel storage terminal environment and providing outstanding service are essential requirements for working safely and efficiently at major fuel storage facilities. The MJW electrical installations team has successfully performed similar projects for Sunoco at terminals in Florida, Texas and Georgia.