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Kaiser Electric Begins Second Phase of Plant

Kaiser Electric has begun construction on Phase 2 of the University of Missouri's (MU) East Campus Chilled Water Plant project in Columbia, Mo. The second phase includes expansion of the new $15 million chiller plant, which was completed in May 2013.

Under the $22 million Phase 2 project, Kaiser Electric 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 new plant. 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 (1,360 t) electric centrifugal chillers. 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, Ashland, Mo.