Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd. is planning to build the Big Lakes Fuel Natural Gas to Gasoline facility in Lake Charles. The facility will use natural gas to produce methanol, and then convert the methanol to gasoline using steam reforming and methanol synthesis technologies to produce 12,500 barrels per day of 87-octane gasoline. The facility has been designed by G2X Energy, and Proman AG has been selected as the general contractor. Construction is expected to begin in February. The project is valued at $1.2 billion. Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd., Attn: Dennis Patrick, CEO, Atlantic Ave., Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Souva, Trinidad & Tobago. DR#13-00411250.


Commercial Metals Co. is planning to build a micro steel mill on a 375-acre site in Durant. The mill will feature Danieli technology and equipment. Construction is expected to be completed by 2017. The project is valued at $100 million. Commercial Metals Co., Attn: Mathew Brace, Vice President, 6565 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas, 75039. DR#15-00600816.


Northumberland County is planning to build a prison in Sunbury. The 62,000-sq-ft building will be located on Front Street. Sitework is out to bid, and building packages will be released within the next few months. It is being designed by Buchart-Horn Basco Associates. Alvin H. Butz Inc. has been selected as the construction manager. The project is valued at $30 million. Northumberland County, Attn: Vinny Clausi, Commissioner, 399 S. Fifth St., Sunbury, 17801. DR#15-00684105.


The Tennessee Board of Regents is planning to build a 6,600-seat football stadium for East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. Phase 1 will comprise the seating bowl, retaining walls, the hospitality venue, concession stands, toilet facilities, ticketing and entrance gates, field lighting and the scoreboard. It is being designed by McCarty Holsaple McCarty Inc., and BurWil Construction Co. has been chosen as the construction manager. Construction is expected to begin in February and be completed by August. The project is valued at $17.7 million. BurWil Construction Co., 620 Locust, Bristol, 37621. DR#13-00529672.

Contracts, Bids, Proposals


Lawrence Construction Co. has started to carry out the Wonderland Creek Greenways project in Boulder. The project entails both flood mitigation and multi-use path improvements from Foothills Parkway north and west to Winding Trail. It will include a new railroad bridge, relocation of a portion of the Boulder and White Rock irrigation ditch, replacement of an existing culvert crossing at Spring Creek Place, extension of the city’s multi-use path system and a new pedestrian bridge just south of Kalmia Avenue. The project is valued at $20.3 million. Lawrence Construction Co., Attn: Mike Rachubinski, 9002 N. Moore Rd., Littleton, 80125. DR#15-00636246.


Brasfield & Gorrie LLC, serving as construction manager, has started building the sea lion exhibit for the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The exhibit space was designed by Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets Inc. The project is valued at $40 million. Brasfield & Gorrie LLC, Attn: Ben Norton, Project Manager, 1990 Vaughn Rd. NW, Kennesaw, 30144. DR#15-00536675.

New York

The Related Cos. is developing Tuxedo Farms, a residential and commercial development in Tuxedo. The project will encompass 1,195 homes (single-family homes, town homes and apartments) and 100,000 sq ft of retail and community buildings, including a YMCA, on a 1,250-acre site, of which 800 acres will be undisturbed under a conservation easement. Related is acting as the master developer and putting in the infrastructure but will sell sections to builders who will sell and construct the homes. The Related Cos., 60 Columbus Circle, New York City, 10023. DR#05-00676625.


The Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation has selected Era Valdivia Contractors to paint the Hoan Bridge, which carries Interstate 794 across the Milwaukee River in Milwaukee. The project is valued at $10.8 million. Work is expected to begin in January. Era Valdivia Contractors, Attn: Jose Valdivia, Owner, 11909 S. Avenue O, Chicago, 60617. DR#14-00641591.

Bid, Proposal Dates

Washington 1/5

Sound Transit is seeking bidders to carry out a trestle track and signal project in Tacoma. The project entails constructing a new bridge to accommodate double tracks and a 650-ft long passenger platform connecting to the existing Sounder platform. The project, which also entails wetland mitigation, is valued at between $61 million and $67 million. Sound Transit, Attn: Trisha Roth, Project Manager, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle, 98104. DR#15-00678572. 

Alaska 1/13

The Federal Highway Administration is seeking bidders to carry out a road repaving project in Denali National Park. The work will consist of sub-excavation, reclamation and paving of the park road from milepost 3.4 to milepost 14.9. The project is valued at between $15 million and $22 million. Federal Highway Administration, 610 E. Fifth St., Vancouver, Wash., 98661. DR#15-00674071.