Renewables

Adesta awarded contract to upgrade security systems at Grand Coulee Dam

OMAHA, Neb., March 15, 2004 — Adesta, a multi-discipline infrastructure service provider and integrator, today announced that it has been awarded a U.S. Corps of Engineers contract for the Bureau of Reclamation valued at $4 million to upgrade security systems at Grand Coulee Dam, the largest hydroelectric facility in North America and the largest concrete structure in the United States.

Under the contract, Adesta will install and upgrade integrated systems including video surveillance, intrusion detection, access control and communication sub-systems.

“Adesta is pleased to add Grand Coulee Dam to those critical infrastructures and waterways it has protected for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville since 1991,” said Bob Sommerfeld, president of Adesta.

“Adesta has a long and significant history providing both electronic and physical security solutions for large dams and waterway infrastructure. As our infrastructure security business experiences demand for its services, Adesta is actively recruiting and hiring security engineers to keep its supply of knowledgeable and experienced staff ahead of the demand.”

Adesta offers turn-key services in three areas: communication networks, security systems and intelligent transportation systems. Security systems and services include:

* Intrusion-detection systems (IDS) with closed circuit TV systems;
* Electronic entry control systems (EECS);
* Physical security including perimeter fence sensors, hardened doors, crash-rated gates, day/night cameras, and ballistic protection;
* Counter-terrorism measures.

Security clients include the FBI, Olympic Village, U.S. Military facilities, the California National Guard, Sacramento County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Smithsonian.

About Adesta, LLC

Adesta designs, builds, and supports multi-discipline network infrastructures and serves commercial, industrial and governmental entities globally. The company is delivering value-driven infrastructure solutions that are more reliable, integrated and smarter than ever before.

It is redefining the economics and quality of converging security, communications, and transportation network infrastructures through its proprietary single- source approach that promises a new era of collaboration, communications and public safety.

Since 1988, Adesta has deployed over 2 million fiber miles in more than 70 metropolitan areas and completed over 300 electronic security systems projects in the United States, Europe, Asia, Central America, and the Middle East.

Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Adesta is managed by executives from the telecommunications, construction and security industries, and is funded by McCarthy Group. For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.adestagroup.com or call (866) 221-5641.