April 3, 2010 – Abilene, Inc. is proud to announce that it has been awarded the contract to install two self-contained heating plants in the Kips Bay Towers Condominium complex located in lower Manhattan.
The multi-tower Kips Bay Towers Condominium complex, designed by world famous architect I.M. Pei, is presently heated by steam purchased from Consolidated Edison and delivered to the buildings via an underground high-pressure piping system. The project at hand involves the re-allocation of basement space and the construction of boiler rooms in both towers. New stainless-steel chimneys will be installed in existing compactor chutes and oil tanks will be installed in areas previously used for storage. Each building will receive two Best Boilers high-efficiency steam boilers, coupled with state-of-the-art Industrial Combustion combination gas/oil burners. The Owners will have the ability to burn either Natural Gas or #2, #4 or #6 fuel oil, at their option, based upon price and availability considerations, at any time of the year. The entire system will be controlled by a highly sophisticated and very reliable Heat Timer control system. Construction on the project is currently underway and the new heating plants will be fully operational in time for the 2007-2008 heating season.
This exciting project was designed, engineered and will be overseen by Mr. Ralph Germain of Robert F. Germain M.E., P.E. and Mr. Keith Werny of Cooper Square Realty Corp.