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