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Eaton Power Management Solutions, Services to Advance Electrical Safety, Reliability and Efficiency at MGM National Harbor Project


August 25, 2015
By Business Wire News

PITTSBURGH

Power management company Eaton today announced it is providing critical power distribution equipment and engineering services for the MGM National Harbor. Eaton solutions will help power the one million square-foot destination resort on the Potomac River in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Contract terms were not disclosed.

Eaton received the contract from Phalcon Integrated, a leading electrical contractor, and its subsidiary, J.E. Richards, Inc. Phalcon is responsible for setting up the resort’s central plant, including all electrical and mechanical systems from startup, commissioning and initial operation. The plant will support the entire facility and Eaton solutions and services will help support safe, reliable and efficient power for all resort activities.

“Phalcon specializes in complex energy projects and our work on the world-class destination resort and casino at National Harbor will support critical power systems,” said Michael McPhee, president and chief executive officer at Phalcon. “Eaton’s power management expertise and manufacturing capabilities are helping us expedite the project, while incorporating leading electrical solutions to support worker safety, reliable operations and energy efficiency.”

The approximately $1 billion dollar resort will include a luxury hotel, casino, theater, retail shops and restaurants. The landmark project is expected to be completed in 2016.

“The facility must operate around the clock, and our expert engineering team and industry-leading solutions will enhance safety and efficiency while also helping to ensure continuous uptime,” said Revathi Advaithi, Eaton president, Electrical Sector, Americas.

The project will incorporate Eaton’s power distribution solutions and engineering services as well as paralleling switchgear designed to support interoperability and connectivity, so that facility managers have the information they need to make intelligent power management decisions and reduce operating costs.

Under the contract, Eaton will provide critical electrical system solutions including medium-voltage and low-voltage switchgear, switchboards, panelboards, Foreseer® power monitoring software, spot network secondary equipment and dry-type distribution transformers. Eaton will also provide engineering field services and training.

MGM National Harbor is a destination gaming resort project located in National Harbor, the waterfront development on the shores of the Potomac River in Prince George’s County, near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge just south of Washington, D.C. In December 2013, MGM National Harbor was awarded a license to operate the sixth casino in the State of Maryland. The resort will include a 300-room luxury hotel, a casino featuring 3,600 slots and 160 table games, a 3,000-seat theater, high-end branded retail, 35,000 square feet of meeting space and restaurants from renowned local and national chefs. MGM National Harbor is scheduled to open in 2016.

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of City Center in Las Vegas, which features ARIA resort and casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at www.mgmresorts.com.

Phalcon, Ltd. is a regional leader in utility construction, electrical contracting, industrial and energy infrastructure, and facilities services. Phalcon serves customers from Kentucky to Massachusetts and beyond through five regional operating companies, including: McPhee Electric, JBL Electric, J.E. Richards, Harlan Electric and PowerHawke. Its geographic roots allow Phalcon to understand the particular demands of its customers’ local markets. With top-tier technical talent and hands-on experience, Phalcon provides exactly what is needed to help every customer win. For more information, visit www.phalconusa.com.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

Eaton
Electrical Sector
Mark Horner, 412-893-3590
markhorner@eaton.com