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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

White House Contract Awarded to Honeywell

Honeywell Europe has won a $1. 3 million contract to install new control systems in Russia's White House, the company announced Tuesday.

Marina Yumasheva, spokeswoman for Honeywell in Moscow, said that Honeywell will wire systems to automatically control climate, ventilation, water supply, sewage disposal and elevator functions.

The White House was severely damaged Oct. 4 when troops blasted the building to eject President Boris Yeltsin's parliamentary foes. After renovation, the White House is likely to become the headquarters for the Russian government.

Honeywell won a separate contract in October to install a fire control system in the building. Under the $300, 000 deal Honeywell promised to complete installation by the end of this year.

Four foreign companies and one Russian firm took part in a tender for the general control systems contract, said Yumasheva. She said Honeywell was chosen because the government preferred to have only one company working on the White House. The project is expected to be completed within a year.

Honeywell, one of the first control systems companies licensed to work in Russia, has won over $1 million worth of contracts over the past year. It has equipped the Moscow Business Center at the Radisson-Slavjanskaya Hotel and the U. S. consulate in St. Petersburg.

Yumasheva said that Honeywell will soon complete a project designed to cut energy consumption for heating in the Moscow suburb of Tushino, that may lead to a series of similar projects for the Moscow city.