FORT WORTH, Texas, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ), a global provider of galvanizing services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution and industrial markets, announced today that it was awarded a contract from Beijing Sino-American Yuli Power Technology Co. Ltd to provide two circuits of 500kV 4,000 Amp Gas Insulated Line ("GIL") for the Dalian Xinghai Bay Nanyan Loop IV Transmission Line located under the city of Dalian on the Northeast coast of China.
Under the terms of the contract, AZZ will provide 11,500 meters of GIL to be installed in a tunnel running under the city center to minimize disruptions. The contract award is estimated to be valued at greater than $15 million USD and delivery is scheduled to begin June 2017. In addition to the 11,500 meters of GIL, the world's largest urban grid GIL contract calls for AZZ to provide the following:
- Three vertical shafts to accommodate variances in terrain;
- AZZ technology solution to address thermal expansion inherent in such a long GIL run;
- Online monitoring of SF6 gas;
- Online partial discharge ("PD"); and
- Installation supervision.
Bill Estes, Vice President of AZZ Electrical Systems, commented, "We are extremely pleased to have been awarded this contract from Beijing Sino-American Yuli Power Technology Company to deliver our proven high voltage bus system for this critical power project in the city of Dalian. AZZ's innovative solutions and services are well suited for the challenging engineering and design parameters of providing an underground GIL run that will be located under a working city. We believe this application is the first of its kind in the world and we look forward to similar opportunities globally."
About Beijing Sino-American Yuli Power Technology Company Ltd.
The Sino-American Yuli Power Technology Company is a prominent electrical engineering company with the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) responsibility for the Dalian Xinghai Bay underground GIL project. The company has constructed a series of successes in northern China and the northeast China region.
About AZZ Inc.
AZZ Inc. is a global provider of galvanizing services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the markets of power generation, transmission, distribution and industrial in protecting metal and electrical systems used to build and enhance the world's infrastructure. AZZ Galvanizing is a leading provider of metal finishing solutions for corrosion protection, including hot dip galvanizing to the North American steel fabrication industry. AZZ Energy is dedicated to delivering safe and reliable transmission of power from generation sources to end customers, and automated weld overlay solutions for corrosion and erosion mitigation to critical infrastructure in the energy markets worldwide.
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