Trigen sets up new division in Baltimore Unit to pursue work on federal buildings

September 25, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A White Plains, N.Y., utility company is expanding its Baltimore presence by setting up a division here to pursue federal projects.

Trigen Energy Corp. formed the division, Trigen Energy Federal Projects, after it was awarded a $150 million Department of Defense contract, according to Jim J. Abromitis, president of Trigen Energy Baltimore and the new division.

Trigen has four facilities in the Baltimore area that produce heat, steam and cooling. The company competes with Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

Abromitis said the company's growth has been helped by a new federal policy that allows the company to go directly to those in charge of federal facilities who can award contracts to their company without going through a lengthy process of bidding.

The Baltimore divisions of Trigen will soon move into the top floor of the Blaustein Building at 1 N. Charles St. downtown and the company hopes to open an office in Washington.

Abromitis said he will hire five employees immediately for Trigen Energy Federal and add technicians and others as projects get under way.

The company will seek to build steam, heat and cooling generation facilities on the grounds of federal properties.

The Trigen Baltimore division provides energy to more than 350 buildings downtown, including City Hall, the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, the Blaustein Building and Mercy Medical Center.

Pub Date: 9/25/97

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