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Tyco Services Electrical Scoops Supreme Prize

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Tyco Services Electrical Scoops Supreme Prize At ECANZ Awards

Grove Mill Winery Expansion Judged Best Project

Auckland (June 25) -- Tyco Services Electrical has won the electricity industry’s supreme award for innovation and technical excellence, picking up the Electricity Contractor’s Association Safepower Excellence Award for its work on the expansion of Marlborough’s Grove Mill Winery.

Tyco picked up the award ahead of more than 60 entries that were judged on excellence in design, technical innovation, management and quality of installation.

The ECANZ Safepower Awards are held every two years and were initiated to acknowledge excellence in the electrical industry. More than 450 contractors, suppliers and officials attended the gala awards function at Auckland’s Hilton Hotel.

Tyco Services Electrical Manager Doug Kingsford said the award was a great honour, especially given the expertise and skill that exists in the New Zealand electrical industry.

“There is no doubt that the New Zealand electrical industry is a world leader in terms of innovation and skill, and to have our project recognised as the best is a privilege,” he said.

“Major projects and innovation in the electrical industry can easily go unnoticed, but the level of entries in these awards is testament to the enterprise of New Zealanders in this industry,” he said.

Tyco Services Electrical won the Rockwell Industrial Automation New Project
Award, for its Grove Mill Waihopai Valley Winery Project, and also won the
Contact Energy Supreme Safepower Excellence Award.

Tyco was also a finalist in the Electrical Projects less than $500,000 category with its Zero Energy Isolation Project for Ecopine.

The bi-annual awards comprise seven sponsored categories and for those in the Electrical Industry are an opportunity to celebrate the diverse skills, innovation and technical excellence displayed by contractors.

The category finalists and winners were:

The MasterTrade Corys Award
Task 2000 Ltd
Chris Nichols Electrical Ltd
NRG Electric Ltd

The HPM Electrical Award
Tyco Services Electrical Division
Clarkson Electrical Ltd
Stones Electrical (2001) Ltd

The GeneralCable Award
Aotea Electric Canterbury Ltd
Ward Chandler Electrical Auckland
Allendale Electrical Ltd

The Ideal/Krone Teledata Award
Schem NZ Ltd
D W Dentice Ltd
Data-Tech Services Ltd

The Rockwell Industrial Automation New Project Award
Tyco Services Electrical
Power System Maintenance Ltd
Professional Electrics

The Powerbase Industrial Automation Upgrade Project Award
A J Greaves Electrical Ltd
As.Spec.Electrical
Action Electric Ltd

The Rexel Lighting Award
Caldwell & Levesque
Ward Chandler Waikato Ltd
Aotea Electric Southern Ltd

The Contact Energy Safepower Excellence Award
Overall Winner determined from all entries
Tyco Services Electrical

About the Supreme Award Project:

The Contact Energy Safepower Excellence Award was awarded to Tyco Services Electrical for its work on the expansion of the Grove Mill Waihopai Valley Winery.

The project was an extension of the existing winery, which added approximately 1,000 tons of processing capacity.

Tyco’s brief was to design and install the lighting, power, fire alarms, security, integrated control system and plant room controls at the new winery.

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About Tyco International Ltd

Tyco International Ltd. is a diversified manufacturing and service company. Tyco is the world's largest manufacturer and servicer of electrical and electronic components; the world's largest designer, manufacturer, installer and servicer of undersea telecommunications systems; the world's largest manufacturer, installer and provider of fire protection systems and electronic security services and the world's largest manufacturer of specialty valves. Tyco also holds strong leadership positions in medical device products, and plastics and adhesives.

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