TULSA, Okla., July 18, 2022 – Matrix Service Company (Nasdaq: MTRX) announced today that its subsidiary, Matrix Service Inc., has been selected by Northrop Grumman for two thermal vacuum chamber projects, the first of which is the Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) for a new state-of-the-art thermal vacuum chamber at Northrop Grumman’s Gilbert, Arizona campus. The EPC work for the Gilbert project was awarded in the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2022, following a previous award for the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED).
In the third quarter of Fiscal 2022, Matrix Service was awarded a second project for EPC work related to the modernization of a thermal vacuum chamber at Northrop Grumman’s Space Park in Redondo Beach, California.
The thermal vacuum chamber in Gilbert is part of Northrop Grumman’s expansion of its satellite engineering and manufacturing operations in Arizona, which was completed in April 2022. The state-of-the-art facility provides design, manufacturing, assembly, integration, and testing in support of high-profile satellite missions including critical science missions for NASA in addition to other programs that support national security.
The Space Park project, which has already begun, will include EPC work on an existing thermal vacuum chamber to bring it to modern, state-of-the-art condition and will include replacement of existing thermal shrouds and mechanically insulated piping, as well as installation of advanced technology and state-of-the-art Human Machine Interface (HMI) controls.
The FEED and final design and engineering on both projects will be completed by Matrix Service sister company, Matrix PDM Engineering.
Long known for its expertise in the design, engineering, and construction of thermal vacuum chambers, Matrix has designed more than 70 vacuum chambers for both the aerospace industry and government laboratories.
“With more than 60 years of experience in thermal vacuum chambers, this project supports our strategy of drawing on our engineering expertise to meet our customers’ needs from concept to completion and also highlights our capabilities in designing and constructing highly complex specialty vessels,” said Matrix Service Company President and CEO John R. Hewitt. “We are very proud of our team’s work with the aerospace industry and value the opportunity to support Northrop Grumman’s infrastructure and technology needs. We appreciate the trust and confidence the technology company has placed in Matrix and look forward to delivering the highest quality possible – safely, on-time, and on budget.”