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2014 City News Releases

Posted on: November 18, 2014

Springfield ‘saves’ Hollywood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Hollywood, Florida is looking to Springfield to “save the day.” Hollywood is spending thousands of dollars a day to truck liquid oxygen to its treatment plant to treat its wastewater while officials there have worked to locate a replacement nitrogen superheater, which subcools incoming nitrogen, air and oxygen to levels required to meet their treated wastewater discharge permit. The City of Springfield currently has possession of the only spare, unused nitrogen superheater in the U.S. Springfield’s spare superheater, purchased in 1993 at a cost of $26,500, could find a home in the Sunshine State later this week. Meggitt, Inc. is the only company in the United States that produces the nitrogen superheater, used in cryogenic plants. The company, which does not have the component in stock, said it would take approximately 30 weeks to manufacture a new one. Springfield City Council will go into special session immediately following today’s noon Council Lunch to approve an ordinance declaring an emergency to allow the City to ship the spare superheater to Hollywood. A memorandum of understanding between the two cities spells out the terms of an agreement, in which Hollywood agrees to reimburse Springfield for all costs associated with packing and shipping the superheater. Hollywood further agrees to pay any and all expenses incurred by Springfield in the event of a failure of Springfield’s existing superheater, and the City’s potential inability to replace it in a timely fashion. Those terms include, but are not limited to, procurement and delivery of liquid oxygen. Hollywood will request a new nitrogen superheater from Meggitt as a replacement for the City and will arrange the delivery of a new one to the City at Hollywood’s expense. A new nitrogen superheater’s cost is approximately $50,000-55,0000. “We think this is a win-win scenario for both cities,” explained Springfield City Manager Greg Burris. “We get the opportunity to ensure the safety of another city’s citizens and environment and in exchange, Hollywood will ship a new manufactured part to us once it is complete.” The ordinance bringing the agreement forward constitutes an emergency one-reading bill under City Charter Section 2.12(1) in that this agreement relates to the immediate preservation of public peace, property, health, safety, or morals. # # # For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), cscott@springfieldmo.gov. Download a photo of the nitrogen superheater

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