Cooling water project at University of Missouri enters second phase

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FENTON, MO, Dec. 27, 2013 -- The University of Missouri (MU) is seeing significant progress with the construction of its East Campus Chilled Water Plant project in Columbia, Mo. 

The facility has entered its second phase of development conducted by Kaiser Electric, a provider of solutions for commercial and industrial clients in need of electrical design, construction and maintenance, which includes expansion of the new $15 million chiller plant, completed in May 2013.

Under the $22-million Phase-2 project, Kaiser crews will install new medium voltage feeders and three 2,500-amp utility services to feed the new plant; provide electrical distribution and feeders to the new chillers and cooling towers and associated mechanical equipment; and install new lighting, small power and a fire alarm for the premises. A new building is being constructed adjacent to the new chiller plant to house the Phase-2 project.

MU's new East Campus Chilled Water Plant houses four 1,500-ton electric centrifugal chillers, and the Phase-2 expansion is required to supply chilled water to the University Hospital and clinics. Construction is expected to be completed in Spring 2015. The general contractor on the project is River City Construction of Ashland, Mo.

About Kaiser Electric

Kaiser Electric has been providing electrical contracting and engineering services to the St. Louis metro area for more than 60 years. The company focuses primarily on industrial, commercial, healthcare, design/build and communications projects and employs 150 field electricians with a fleet of 50 vehicles. For more information, visit


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