Motor City Electric Co. was one member of a joint-venture team on this design-build project which increased DWSD's output capacity from 78 million gallons of water a day to 320 million gallons of high-quality drinking water daily. The contract included a seven-year maintenance agreement after project completion. Water Works Park was on a 48-month, fast-track schedule which encompassed new facility construction and demolition along with rehabilitation of existing facilities. Motor City Electric Co. led and coordinated the installation activities, which included the replacement of outdoor transformers, distribution switchgear, motor control centers, distribution panels, lighting transformers, panels and controls, lighting fixtures, emergency lighting system, electrical and mechanical low-lift pumping plant controls, motorized gate valve operators, DC power and control system modifications, air handling upgrades, control panels, manhole renovations and hazardous material abatement activities.
Motor City Electric Co. led and coordinated the installation activities for the Springwells Plant, including the replacement of 4800 volt - 480 volt oil-filled outdoor transformers, distribution switchgear, motor control centers, distribution panels, lighting transformers, panels and controls, lighting fixtures, emergency lighting system, electrical and mechanical low-lift pumping plant controls, motorized gate valve operators, DC power and control system modifications, air handling upgrades, control panels, manhole renovations and hazardous material abatement activities. MCE also provided the following services: equipment outage coordination, coordination of mechanical, civil, demolition and hazardous material abatement trades, project scheduling and training and O&M manual preparation.
This project entailed the emergency rehabilitation of building, switchgear and motor controls after an electrical fire. Motor City Electric Co. performed complete general contractor management and electrical contracting installation of equipment and building systems to restore critical operations at the DWSD Wastewater Treatment Plant Intermediate Lift Station. MCE provided design review, installation design, manufacturing coordination, vendor design review, equipment specification, emergency short-term restoration, equipment outage management and project scheduling.
MCE helped with the construction of a 30-million-gallon combined Sewerage overflow detention basin. The project included all electrical and instrumentation controls, pre-screen and chemical treatment to storm flow.
Double Eagle Steel Coating Company, co-owned by U. S. Steel and Rouge Steel Co., is the world's largest producer of electrogalvanized steel. The facility coats steel substrate, providing superior rust and corrosion protection primarily for automotive applications. MCE performed all of the electrical requirements for this design/build project including power and lighting and controls. The project also consisted of over 1,000,000 feet of control wiring being installed.
Motor City Electric Co. was awarded the complete electrical demolition and reconstruction of Blast Furnace “D” which was completed during a 120-day shutdown period. Over 200 MCE electricians worked two shifts around the clock, seven days a week, to complete the project. The installation included a state-of-the-art computer controlled process system including new substations, high-voltage switchgear, motor control centers, power and control wiring instrumentation and facility lighting.
MCE was selected to provide a complete electrical installation for a new hot strip mill. The system uses heat, along with a series of synchronized PLC controlled pressure rollers, to stretch and roll slab steel into coil steel. MCE installed the new substations switchgear, variable-frequency drive panels, line control system and new control room equipment.
MCE provided the electrical support for a new 10-million-gallon reservoir and an additional pump station to supplement system pressure during peak demand. Support work included three 4160V VFDs, two 4160V soft starters and two 2.5 MVA transformers with redundant gear lineup. This provides the ability to pump water into and out of a new 10-million-gallon reservoir as well as take incoming water line and boost pressure for outgoing water line.
MCE was the electrical subcontractor who performed all electrical procedures for the plant’s administration building including: new incoming electrical primary power, power distribution, lighting and fire alarms for a new four-story office building.