HPI Awarded Project to Develop Command Centers for Gulf Coast Response Teams
Submitted by: Advertas, LLC
Houston, TX (OPENPRESS) August 28, 2010 -- HPI, LLC, a leader in the supply of turbine control solutions and turnkey power plants, announced today their recent award of a project to develop Command Centers and Communication Infrastructures for the Gulf Coast Response Teams that are responding to the Macondo BP oil spill. The project began on 1 July to assist local, state and federal authorities, including the United States Coast Guard, in coordinating their responses to the oil spill.
The communication infrastructure links private and public sector offices with phones and broadband Internet utilizing CISCO networks and technology. HPI will supply teams for a dozen build-out locations in the Florida Pan Handle and on-going support and operations in the Venice area of Louisiana. The project is expected to continue through November but may be extended, depending on clean-up requirements.
"Our team's mission-critical technology experience in power plants and other industrial settings was a key reason for HPI being selected for this project", says Tom Levitz, Director of Special Projects at HPI. "We are glad to be a part of the efforts to help restore the Gulf and we appreciate how critical, fast, reliable communications are to the success of the clean-up effort."
About HPI, LLC
HPI (www.hpi-llc.com) remains a technological leader in turbine solutions including retrofit control, mechanical inspection/overhaul, turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction of power plants. HPI provides unique solutions to meet specific customer requirements, utilizing in-house talent experienced in project management, engineering, and design, while improving overall plant reliability and safety. Founded in 2002, many of the engineers and managers of HPI received their start in the industry from their work at Hawker Siddeley Dynamics Engineering. HPI has expanded its capabilities from stand-alone turbomachinery control to complete balance of plant systems. In 2005, HPI expanded its Mechanical Group to offer non-destructive testing and mechanical turbine overhaul services, which enables the company to offer a full lifecycle of services, from initial FEED studies to on-going maintenance of systems in the field.