Kennedy Space Center // March 2014

MJW has recently been selected to provide expert design-build fire protection services for projects at the Kennedy Space Center. In addition to NASA, the Kennedy Space Center is now home to several private aerospace companies.

MJW is working on several projects for the retrofitting and repurposing of two of space center’s hangars as well as its mobile launch platform. Design and installation of complicated fire protection systems is being performed for two hangars that housed the processing of spacecraft upon return from space and preparations for their next mission. The project is being performed with a team led by the Orlando office of Hensel Phelps, one of the nation’s largest contractors, and BRPH of Melbourne Fla, one of the leading aerospace design firms. BRPH partnered with MJW in early project development and budgeting stages, through the award, detailed design and the current installation.

Additionally, MJW fire protection is providing expert fire protection services for the mobile launch platform retrofit with JP Donovan Construction of Titusville, Fla. This NASA project, designed by RS&H of Merritt Island, Fla. is the repurposing of the mobile launch platform that previously carried the Ares rocket to now carry Orion rocket to the launch pad.

MJW has previously installed fire protection systems at the Kennedy Space Center, including projects for the RLV hangar in 2000, both crawler-transporters in 2009 and the O&C Building’s high and low bay areas in 2010.

MJW has decades of service and installation experience with complicated aviation projects. Additionally, working with military, law enforcement and similar entities requires MJW’s special knowledge of standards and procedures in addition to meeting strict facility access and security clearances to support mission-critical facilities.

MJW Completes Heavy Equipment Replacement Project for Mosaic // February 2014

MJW Consolidated recently completed a large project for Mosaic, the world’s largest producer of finished phosphate products. MJW performed the replacement of a granular cooler at Mosaic’s New Wales, Florida facility.

Mosaic's New Wales facility is involved in the production of phosphate fertilizer and animal feed ingredients. The granular cooler is a key piece of equipment in the manufacturing process. Mined products are brought it wet and this 120,000 pound tumbler dries the materials and a conveyor system takes it to the warehouse.

Mosaic chose MJW because of our custom rigging abilities for large projects. MJW was challenged to find a creative, cost saving and time saving solution for the removal and replacement process. This was a complicated problem because the equipment must be removed and replaced in one piece.

Butch Kinney, who manages MJW’s Central Florida Division, along with his team designed a plan to remove an outside wall and knee wall, construct a super structure to skate the equipment to and transfer it on two 500 ton gantries for lowering, then skate the equipment out to a 300 ton crane. Mosaic chose MJW because of its creative approach to the removal and replacement, which was performed in about 90 days.

Mineral mining and refinement sites present unique challenges that require specialized knowledge and experience. MJW Consolidated has a track record of successful performance in highly corrosive phosphate and titanium dioxide processing environments, among other challenging work sites. This knowledge, combined with our state-of-the-art equipment and rigging techniques, allows us to properly set and install all types of equipment and components. We also use advanced optical and electronic alignment equipment to ensure critical components are in the precise location required to function properly.