SOURCE: DCO Energy

DCO Energy

August 05, 2014 11:00 ET

DCO Energy Subsidiary Secures Contract for Chilled Water Plant Operations at Baha Mar

Cooling Plant to Provide 9,800 Tons of Chilled Water to World-Class Resort

NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS and MAYS LANDING, NJ--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2014) - DTEC Plant Services has been selected to manage the maintenance and operations of the Chilled Water Plant (CWP) and emergency backup generator, which will provide cooling of air conditioning systems for the entire Baha Mar property.

DCO Energy and the Baha Mar Resort have announced that a DCO subsidiary, DTEC Plant Services LTD, a Bahamian company, will manage the facility, which will provide 9,800 tons of chilled water for the entire site. The company will also manage emergency power generation in the event there is an interruption of electric service from the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC).

In addition, DTEC Plant Services will manage the extraction and injection wells that support the production of the chilled water.

DTEC was selected based on the company's significant amount of experience with similar cooling and energy production equipment related to the Gaming and Hotel industry.

"Baha Mar is excited to have the DCO team joining us in this important capacity providing a comfortable and energy efficient environment for our guests. We look forward to a long relationship including further exploration of new technology and energy saving opportunities," said Baha Mar's Chief Operating Officer, Paul V. Pusateri.

The agreement between the parties will remain in place for five years and will result in the creation of six new jobs for Bahamians.

Frank DiCola, President and CEO of DCO Energy and DTEC Plant Services, LTD, said, "This is a unique project and the enhanced Operating & Maintenance services provided by DTEC for the existing facility will result in enhanced operating performance. We are pleased to be part of this team, which is creating a premier gaming resort destination."

DCO Energy will also join the team investigating the possible application of a Seawater District Cooling (SDC) System at Baha Mar. 

About Baha Mar

Baha Mar is set on 3,000 feet of white-sand beach just ten minutes from Nassau's newly expanded Lynden Pindling International Airport. This must-visit destination will feature an elite collection of hotel brands with gaming, entertainment, private residences, shopping and natural attractions that reflect an authentic Bahamian experience. The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, with 1,000 rooms, is the centerpiece of the resort, and includes a 100,000-square-foot Las Vegas-style casino -- the largest in the Caribbean region. Baha Mar will also include a 700-room Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar, a 300-room SLS LUX at Baha Mar, and a 200-room Rosewood at Baha Mar. Upon completion of extensive renovations, the 694-room Meliá will join Baha Mar and complete the extraordinary accommodations at the luxury resort.

Amenities will include the 18-hole, 72-par championship Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Baha Mar; 200,000 square feet of combined, flexible, state-of-the-art convention facilities including a 2,000-seat performing arts center and an art gallery with the largest curated collection of Bahamian art in The Bahamas; more than 30 restaurants and bars; two spas, including the 30,000-square-foot destination spa, ESPA at Baha Mar; designer retail boutiques and 20 acres of exquisitely landscaped beach and pool experiences, including a beachfront sanctuary with native Bahamian flora and fauna.

About DCO Energy

DCO Energy is a leader in the clean energy movement. DCO Energy's mission is laser-focused -- to develop Central Utility Facilities, Cogeneration, and Distributed Generation Plants for the purpose of allowing our customers to receive the lowest possible energy cost with the highest energy efficiency possible. DCO offers the flexibility of structuring the transaction as a design, develop, build, own and operate [off-balance sheet] or develop, design, build and transfer. DCO has been working on clean energy cogeneration/combined heat and power projects for two decades. Please visit www.dcoenergy.com for more information

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Robert D. L. Sands
    Baha Mar Ltd.
    Email Contact
    (242) 677-9026 Direct
    (242) 424-0100 Mobile

    Stacey Clark
    DCO Energy
    (609) 837-8069