Eaton to Provide Electrical Distribution Equipment for Heathrow Airport Expansion Project
1/16/04 - PITTSBURGH, PA … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE: ETN) today announced that its contract to provide project management services and electrical distribution equipment for Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 (T5) Expansion Project is worth an estimated $14 million (?8 million).
Eaton announced in its third quarter earnings news release on Oct. 14 of last year that it was awarded the contract. Specifically, Eaton's electrical business will provide low voltage switchgear, busbar trunking, capacitors and loose gear, as well as engineering and start-up support for the Heathrow expansion.
The T5 expansion is one of the largest construction projects in Europe with an estimated value in the region of $7 billion (?4 billion). Heathrow's existing four terminals currently manage 63 million passengers per year and Terminal 5 will increase this capacity by an additional 30 million passengers. Construction, including the main terminal building, satellite terminal building, control tower and railway station, is scheduled for completion in March 2008.
"It takes unique skills and resources to play a key role in large construction projects like the T5 expansion," said Randy Carson, Eaton senior vice president and group executive for Eaton's electrical business. "Beyond our ability to provide world-class products that meet global standards and around-the-clock technical support, we have demonstrated a strong ability to manage projects collaboratively with other key team members."
Airport operator and client BAA (British Airport Authority) is overseeing the expansion project with selected major partners providing the building services including AMEC (central terminal building, energy center & new control tower), Crown House Engineering (satellite building, multi story car parks & landside campus), and Balfour Kilpatrick (rail infrastructure & stations).
"We were impressed with Eaton's approach to collaborative team working, their extensive product range from swithchgear through to busbar, and the excellent value they could offer the project," commented Michael Puckett, building services integration leader at the T5 Project. "We see the benefits of having a highly experienced team dedicated to the project covering all aspects through design, manufacturing and project management as particularly attractive."
In the electrical industry, Eaton is a global leader in electrical control, power distribution, and industrial automation products and services. Through advanced product development, world-class manufacturing methods, and global engineering services and support, Eaton's electrical business provides customer-driven solutions under brand names such as Cutler-Hammer®, Durant®, Heinemann®, Holec® and MEM®, which globally serve the changing needs of the industrial, utility, light commercial, residential, and OEM markets. For more information, visit www.eatonelectrical.com.
Eaton Corporation is a global diversified industrial manufacturer with 2002 sales of $7.2 billion that is a leader in fluid power systems; electrical power quality, distribution and control; automotive engine air management and fuel economy; and intelligent drivetrain systems for fuel economy and safety in trucks. Eaton has 51,000 employees and sells products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
Charles Castano, Electrical Group - Global Communications (412) 893-3828
Ton de Haan, Electrical Group - European Operations +31 74 2463101