A Low Bid does not determine who wins the job! Experience is what determined why G.C. Zarnas was awarded the painting projects at the Panda Power Plants in Williamsport and Towanda, PA.
The Panda Liberty Power Project is a clean natural gas-fueled, 829-megawatt combined-cycle generating station. Once built, the plant is expected to supply the power needs of up to 1 million homes and should infuse approximately $5.9 billion into the North Pennsylvania economy.
In addition to painting 2 HRZG units at each site, G.C. Zarnas is applying all new construction painting to the power plant, stacks, duct work, piping, structural steel, and general plant equipment.
Most think that project owners go by the most competitive pricing. Not necessarily so. “While Zarnas was competitive in their pricing, they were not the cheapest. First, we had a history with them – we knew the quality of their work and the ability to complete the job on time. That in essence saves money,” said Bobby Rivard, Panda Liberty Power representative.
Experience was another reason why G.C. Zarnas won the project. With over 100 years in combined experience, G.C. Zarnas is one of a handful of industrial painting contractors who are SSPC QP1, QP2, QP8 and QS1 in the country. And, being a PA-based contractor was attractive to Panda Liberty. “As a contractor in our back yard, G.C. Zarnas can easily provide the resources and support to this multi-faceted project,” said Rivard.
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