Twin Metals Minnesota continues to work on a $2-billion to $3-billion proposal to develop an underground copper, nickel and platinum mine and processing facility near Ely in the state’s northeastern corner, near the Canadian border. The proposed mine, concentrator and related facilities would be connected via underground corridors, minimizing surface impacts. The engineering team consists of Tetra Tech, Conestoga Rovers & Associates, URS Corp. and Barr Engineering Co. A formal proposal to regulatory agencies is expected sometime in 2018. Twin Metals Minnesota LLC, Bob McFarlin, 380 Saint Peter St., Ste. 705, Saint Paul, 55102-1311. DR#11-00620448.
Fluor Corp. and Bechtel Group are teaming up as co-architects and co-engineers on a $2-billion design-bid-build plan by a Thailand-based company to construct a new ethanol plant in Mead Township on the east side of the state, south of Wheeling, W. Va. Demolition work and front-end engineering design work are underway, but a final investment decision is not expected until late 2016 or early 2017. PTT Global Chemical, Supattanapong Phanmeechao, 555/1 Energy Complex Bldg. A, Vbhavadi Rangsit Rd., Bangkok, Thailand, 10900. DR#15-00506676.
Clairvoyant Energy reports that, pending additional investors and financing, details are forthcoming on a $725-million design-bid-build plan for a powerplant in Wixom. Under the proposal, first announced in 2009, an old Ford Motor Co. plant would be redeveloped into an energy park. Clairvoyant Energy, David Hardee, 445 Vista De La Playa Ln., Santa Barbara, Calif., 93109-1701. DR#09-00672092.
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