Top Starts In california
Rank Project Location Project Cost Start Date/ End Date Owner Prime contractor
1 Topaz Solar FarmSan Luis Obispo County $2 billion Nov. 20112014 Owner: MidAmerican SolarPrime Contractor: First Solar
2 Desert Sunlight Solar FarmRiverside County $1.9 billion Sept. 2011Aug. 2015 Owner: NextEra Energy Resources & GE Energy Financial Svcs.Prime Contractor: First Solar
3 Abengoa Mojave Solar PowerplantSan Bernardino County $1.6 billion Sept. 20112014 Owner: AbengoaPrime Contractor: Sukut Construction
4 Antelope Valley Solar RanchLancaster $1.4 billion Sept. 20112013 Owner: Exelon SolarPrime Contractor: First Solar
5 Genesis Solar Energy ProjectRiverside County $1 billion Dec. 20112014 Owner: Genesis Solar LLC (a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources)Prime Contractor: Genesis Solar LLC
6 CPV Sentinel Natural Gas Energy ProjectDesert Hot Springs $920 million July 2011June 2013 Owner: CPV Sentinel/GE Energy Financial Services/ Diamond Generating Corp.Prime Contractor: Gemma Power Systems
7 Molycorp Rare Earth Manufacturing FacilityMountain Pass $895 million Jan. 2011Dec. 2012 Owner: Molycorp Project Manager: Eichleay Engineers
8 Marsh Landing Natural Gas Generating PlantAntioch $550 million Feb. 2011April 2013 Owner: GenONPrime Contractor: Kiewit Power Constructors
9 California Health Care FacilityStockton $512 million April 2011July 2013 Owner: California Dept. of Corrections and RehabilitationPrime Contractor: Clark/McCarthy JV
10 Oakley Natural Gas Generating StationOakley $500 million June 2011June 2014 Owner: Radback Energy Prime Contractor: Oakley Power Constructors (Black & Veatch/Iberdrola JV)
11 Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular InstituteLaJolla $456 million June 20112015 Owner: Scripps HealthPrime Contractor: McCarthy Building Cos.
12 Calaveras Dam ReplacementSunol $434 million Aug. 2011Aug. 2015 Owner: San Francisco Public Utilities CommissionPrime Contractor: Dragados/Flatiron/Sukut JV
13 Hospital Replacement and Parking StructureCamp Pendleton $395 million June 2011Jan. 2014 Owner: Naval Facilities Engineering Command SouthwestPrime Contractor: Clark/McCarthy JV
14 Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) WideningNorwalk $380 million June 20112016 Owner: Caltrans Prime Contractor: Flatiron
15 Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility UpgradeSan Jose $373 million April 2011June 2013 Owner: Calpine Corp.Prime Contractor: CH2M Hill
16 Long Beach CourthouseLong Beach $334 million April 2011Fall 2013 Owner: Long Beach Judicial PartnersPrime Contractor: Clark Construction Group-California
17 Walnut Creek Energy PlantCity of Industry $310 million June 2011June 2013 Owner: Edison Mission Group Prime Contractor: Kiewit Power Constructors
18 St. Jude Northwest Patient TowerFullerton $285 million Feb. 20112014 Owner: St. Jude Medical Center Prime Contractor: McCarthy Building Cos.
19 LAX Central Utility PlantLos Angeles $272 million Feb. 2011Aug. 2014 Owner: Los Angeles World AirportsPrime Contractor: Clark/McCarthy JV
20 Haynes Generating Station ModernizationLong Beach $260 million Sept. 2011Dec. 2013 Owner: City of Los Angeles Dept. of Water & PowerPrime Contractor: Kiewit Infrastructure West
21 San Bernardino County CourthouseSan Bernardino $255 million Nov. 2011May 2014 Owner: Judicial Council of CaliforniaPrime Contractor: Rudolph and Sletten
21 Solar PV Stations Phase IWest Fresno County $255 million April 2011Sept. 2011 Owner: PG&EPrime Contractor: Cupertino Electric
23 Mariposa Peaker PowerplantAlameda County $240 million June 2011July 2012 Owner: Diamond Generating Corp.Prime Contractor: CH2M Hill
24 Crescent Heights ApartmentsSan Francisco $200 million Nov. 2011Dec. 2012 Owner: Crescent HeightsPrime Contractor: Swinerton Builders
24 Schuyler Heim Bridge ReplacementLos Angeles $200 million Nov. 20112016 Owner: CaltransPrime Contractor: MCM Construction
26 Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant UpgradeSan Mateo County $174 million March 20112015 Owner: San Francisco Public Utilities CommissionPrime Contractor: Kiewit Infrastructure West
27 Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center Inpatient Tower RenovationLos Angeles $165 million June 20112013 Owner: Los Angeles CountyPrime Contractor: Hensel Phelps
27 Shores Apartment ComplexMarina del Rey $165 million June 20112013 Owner: Shores LLC Prime Contractor: American Multifamily Inc./BCEGZ-USA JV
29 San Ysidro Border Station Phase 1BSan Ysidro $160 million Feb. 20112014 Owner: U.S. General Services Administration Prime Contractor: Hensel Phelps
30 Golden State Freeway (I-5) WideningGlendale $153 million Feb. 20112014 Owner: CaltransPrime Contractor: Security Paving
31 Tracy Combined-Cycle Peaker PowerplantTracy $152 million Feb. 2011Aug. 2012 Owner: GWF EnergyPrime Contractor: Wood Group GTS
32 Ground Water Replenishment SystemFountain Valley $143 million Oct. 2011March 2014 Owner: Orange County Water DistrictPrime Contractor: McCarthy Building Cos.
33 Golden State Freeway (I-5) WideningBurbank $132 million Feb. 20112014 Owner: CaltransPrime Contractor: Security Paving
34 Sacramento Municipal Utility District Solar ProgramSacramento area $130 million Sept. 2011March 2013 Owner: Recurrent EnergyPrime Contractor: Swinerton Renewable Energy
35 California Health Care Facility Site & Unsecured Facilities Package #1Stockton $129 million June 20112013 Owner: California Dept. of Corrections and RehabilitationPrime Contractor: Granite/Hensel Phelps JV
36 Folsom Dam Control StructureFolsom $126 million Jan. 20112013 Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Prime Contractor: Granite Construction Co.
37 Operational & Community Facilities Program at 41 AreaCamp Pendleton $124 million Oct. 20112013 Owner: Naval Facilities Engineering Command SouthwestPrime Contractor: Webcor/R.A. Burch JV
38 Port of Long Beach Middle Harbor Redevelopment Program Phase ILong Beach $123 million April 2011May 2013 Owner: Port of Long BeachPrime Contractor: Manson/Connolly JV
39 Wastewater Treatment PlantCamp Pendleton $121 million Dec. 2011Dec. 2013 Owner: Naval Facilities Engineering Command SouthwestPrime Contractor: CDM-Filanc JV
40 Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility 2La Jolla $115 million Jan. 2011July 2013 Owner: University of California, San DiegoPrime Contractor: McCarthy Building Cos.
41 SMUD East Campus Operations CenterSacramento $111 million Sept. 20112013 Owner: Sacramento Municipal Utility DistrictPrime Contractor: Turner Construction
42 Kaiser San Leandro Support BuildingSan Leandro $110 million Aug. 2011Oct. 2013 Owner: Kaiser Foundation Health PlanPrime Contractor: Rudolph and Sletten
42 San Jose Regional Medical Center Patient TowerSan Jose $110 million Feb. 2011Oct. 2013 Owner: Hospital Corp. of AmericaPrime Contractor: Skanska USA Building
44 SR-57 Northbound WideningPlacentia $102 million Jan. 20112014 Owner: Orange County Transportation AuthorityPrime Contractor: Beador Construction Co.
45 Gilead Sciences Laboratory BuildingFoster City $97 million Sept. 2011Jan. 2013 Owner: Gilead SciencesPrime Contractor: Rudolph and Sletten
46 Mesa College Math and Science BuildingSan Diego $90 million June 2011Aug. 2013 Owner: San Diego Community College DistrictPrime Contractor: McCarthy Building Cos.
47 Trinity Properties Phase IISanFrancisco $72 million July 2011July 2013 Owner: Trinity PropertiesPrime Contractor: Swinerton Builders
48 HP Moffett Towers Buildings F & G InteriorsSunnyvale $50 million Aug. 2011March 2012 Owner: Hewlett-Packard Prime Contractor: Rudolph and Sletten
49 Palomar College Humanities & Teaching Learning Center BuildingsSan Marcos $33 million Oct. 2011May 2013 Owner: Palomar Community College DistrictPrime Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction
50 Pitzer College Housing Phase IIClaremont $26 million Feb. 2011June 2012 Owner: Pitzer CollegePrime Contractor: PCL Construction