Miami, Florida’s Condotte America Inc., whose projects span the east coast via roads, bridges, interchanges, mass transit and tolling stations, announced recently that it has chosen MagneGas2 fuel for its major metal cutting operations.
"The application of the MagneGas system is very compatible with the existing steel cutting equipment we currently own, with the added economic advantages and the fuel cylinder handling safety," Condotte’s Safety Manager Robert Sullivan said. "Our research with other fuel to oxygen steel torch cutting systems indicates that the MagneGas system is superior in cost, cylinder handling, and fuel safety.”
The major Florida transportation contractor, specializing in heavy-duty infrastructure needs, has engineered many highly visible projects throughout the state for agencies including Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) as well as several Miami Dade County agencies.
“Investing in the time and resources to investigate and implement innovative ideas and technologies is well worth the improved efficiency, increased productivity, improved cost management, and above all, the safety of our workers," Sullivan said.
Condotte America’s footprint extends from the Acosta Bridge Project in Jacksonville, Florida to projects throughout the eastern U.S., including key bridges in Wilmington, Delaware and Brunswick, Georgia. Additionally, its reach extends beyond the nation’s borders to the Latin American countries of Panama and El Salvador.
“[O]ur employees had the opportunity to use the system and directly compare it to their acetylene systems,” Sullivan said. “The unanimous consensus of the welders was that the MagneGas system is a far superior cutting system. In the words of the Condotte Fleet Manager, Dairo Gomez, ‘This MagneGas system is a no-brainer.’ ”