Leidos has signedÂ a $5.7 million contract withÂ Ford Motor Co. toÂ supportÂ energy-efficiency initiatives at the car manufacturer’s transmission plantÂ in Livonia, Michigan.
The Reston, Virginia-based contractorÂ said WednesdayÂ it will install a newÂ heating, ventilation and air conditioningÂ systemÂ atÂ theÂ Livonia factoryÂ under the energy savings performance contract.
Ford developedÂ a five-year planÂ in 2012 to reduce operational energy use of each vehicle the company produces worldwide by 25 percent.
“Our commercial and industrial clients are recognizing the value and savings that lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, pumps and motor upgrades can provide for their overall energy efficiency efforts,” notedÂ Jim Moos, senior vice president ofÂ Leidos’ infrastructure, environment and security business.
Leido noted thatÂ Ford uses ESPCs to replace inefficient equipment at the automaker’s factories, commercial buildings and researchÂ centers.
The Livonia plant buildsÂ six-speed transmission systems forÂ Mustang, F-150, Transit and ExpeditionÂ vehicles.