Electrical Infrastructure, Preventative Maintenance, Equipment and Services for Coast Guard Cutter Vessels Will Enhance Efficiency, Safety and Reliability
PITTSBURGH …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced it has been awarded an engineering services contract from the United States Coast Guard, in conjunction with Integrated Marine Services, valued at approximately $20 million.
Under the contract, Eaton will provide electrical infrastructure preventative maintenance services, including circuit breaker retrofits and replacements, and power service inspection and testing, for up to 12 Coast Guard Cutter vessels in San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco and Hawaii. A "Cutter" is classified as any Coast Guard vessel 65 feet in length or greater and having adequate accommodations for crew to live on board.
“This is a great opportunity for Eaton to support the Coast Guard through our operational maintenance expertise,” said Ken Narod, director, Government Sales and Solutions, Eaton Corporation. “Our team of certified engineers and expertise in electrical power management will help the Coast Guard keep its vessels running safely and efficiently while increasing load carrying capacity, and providing system protection and monitoring.”
Eaton’s services will be commissioned for up to five and a half years, though the Coast Guard aims to complete the project in two years. During periods of vessel availability, Eaton will provide necessary tools, materials and approved test equipment along with the services of experienced and knowledgeable marine switchboard and circuit breaker service engineers. Specifically, the commissioned Eaton engineers will perform circuit breaker overhaul and refurbishment, control panel inspections and testing, electrical preventative maintenance, and any additional electrical engineering service required, before providing U.S. Coast Guard representatives with a comprehensive service report.
Eaton’s Government and Military solutions are reliable, safe, innovative, efficient, environmentally sustainable, and provide survivable, high performance and robust services in Land, Marine and Aviation weapons systems. Eaton offers many components and solutions for Navy Combatant Vessels such as: aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, frigates, submarines, amphibious assault ships and littoral combat ships. Eaton’s offerings deliver the reliability that is necessary for mission readiness, survivability in combat, monitoring and protection for safety, and cutting edge innovation. To learn more, visit www.eaton.com/government.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and automation, power monitoring and energy management products and services. Eaton is positioned, through its Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®,Holec®, MEM®, and Santak® global electrical product series, to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.