INTREN has embarked on a five year blanket contract with PECO, formally known as Philadelphia Electric Company, to update the utility provider’s aging natural gas infrastructure. The specialty contractor will spend its first year of the five year contract replacing bare steel services in several Pennsylvania townships.
INTREN has a 28 year relationship with ComEd and the Exelon Corporation. INTREN secured the contract with PECO, a subsidiary company of Exelon, in late 2015. Based in Philadelphia, PECO is the largest electric and natural gas utility in Pennsylvania, serving approximately 1.6 million electric customers and more than 500,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania.
“INTREN’s culture of safety, quality and customer satisfaction were key in securing our first contract with PECO,” said INTREN President, Lance Rosenmayer. “Working with Miller Pipeline as a subcontractor brings added value to the contract.” Miller Pipeline has been hired on as a subcontractor by INTREN for the five year project.
In order to create a foothold on the East Coast, the Midwest specialty contractor has opened an office in Philadelphia to promptly address any of PECO’s needs. INTREN has staffed the back office and field crews working on the bare steel service project. Additional crews will join the project beginning in April, 2016.