Arkansas Shandong Ruyi Technology Group is planning to convert a former Sanyo TV manufacturing plant into a textile factory. The 1.4-million-sq-ft building is located at the intersection of Interstate 40 and Sanyo Road in Forrest City. Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc. has been selected to perform a structural analysis of the building. Once completed and operating, the factory is projected to process more than 200,000 tons of Arkansas cotton per year. The project is valued at $410 million. Shandong Ruyi Technology Group, Attn: Yafu Qiu, Chairman, Ruyi Industrial Park, Jining City, Shandong Province, China. DR#17-00694633.

Connecticut The City of Norwich is planning to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant. The project will include a new headworks building and influent channel and will increase the capacity of the plant from 8.5 million gallons per day to 10.3 mgpd. The project has been designed by CDM Smith. The project is valued at $96 million. City of Norwich Public Utilities, Attn: Larry Sullivan, Project Engineer, 173 N. Main St., Norwich, 06360. DR#09-00651407.

Minnesota Invenergy LLC is planning to develop Freeborn County Wind Farm. The wind farm will encompass 100 wind turbines spread over 40,000 acres east of Glenville. Most of the 265-ft-tall turbines will be sited in Freeborn County, but some will be sited in Worth County in northern Iowa. The facility will supply 200 MW of electricity to Xcel Energy. Construction is expected to start in September and be completed by March 2020. The project is valued at $320 million. Invenergy LLC, Attn: Michael Svedeman, Project Manager, One South Wacker Drive, Chicago,  60606. DR#15-00508012.

Missouri The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to remediate the 200-acre West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, a Superfund site. The work will entail removing the first 16 ft of material at the landfill, thereby removing 70% of the radio­activity. The EPA estimates that 8,700 tons of leached barium sulfate from the Manhattan Project, a World War II nuclear bomb development program, was mixed with approximately 38,000 tons of soil and used to cover trash being dumped during daily operations. The excavated material will either be placed into a steel and concrete cell on the site or shipped to an out-of-state facility capable of safely isolating contaminated material. A permanent cap will be placed over the remaining material at the site. The project is valued at $236 million. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 20460. DR#18-00549047.

Washington The Naval Facilities Engineering Command is currently evaluating submitted bids from firms seeking to carry out a missile magazines construction project at Kitsap Naval Base in Silverdale. The project entails constructing five standard Type-D earth-covered magazines, totaling 56,000 sq ft. The magazines will be cast-in-place concrete structures with earth berm covers on grade. In addition, the project includes demolition of three existing World War II/Korean War-era igloo magazines and portion of existing roads and construction of a 5,000-sq-ft pre-engineered metal building. The project is valued at between $25 million and $100 million. Naval Facilities Engineering Command, 1101 Tautog Circle, Silverdale, 98315. DR#18-00550515.

Bids, Contracts, Proposals

Pennsylvania  Drexel University and Brandywine Realty Trust have broken ground on the first phase of Schuylkill Yards, a 14-acre mixed-use development in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood. Phase one will include the 1.3-acre Drexel Square community park, designed by SHoP Architects and West 8, on what was a parking lot across from 30th Street Station. The park is expected to open in the fall of 2018. Phase one will also include 4.6 acres of residential, office, research and retail space. The entire development is expected to take as long as 20 years to build out and will include about 7 million sq ft of new construction. The project is valued at $3.5 billion. Drexel University, Planning & Construction Dept., 1735 Market St., Philadelphia, 19104. DR#14-00559552.

Bid, Proposal Dates

Nevada 4/5 The Nevada Dept. of Transportation is seeking bidders to carry out a highway widening project in Nye and Clark counties. The project entails widening State Route 160 (Blue Diamond Road) from the west edge of Mountain Springs Community to the beginning of the mountainous area, and from 1.03 miles north of Mountain Springs Summit to the Clark/Nye county line. The project is valued at between $59 million and $71 million. Nevada Dept. of Transportation, 1263 S. Stewart St., Carson City, 89712. DR#16-00585307.

South Carolina 4/10 Clemson University is seeking statements of qualifications from design teams for the expansion and renovation of Daniel Hall. The existing 68,000-sq-ft building will be expanded by 7,000-sq-ft to include new classrooms, a new 220-seat auditorium and informal learning spaces. The renovation will include upgrading HVAC and fire protection systems, improving accessibility, replacing exterior doors, improving the auditorium and repainting much of the building. The project is valued at between $30 million and $40 million. Clemson University, Attn: John McEntire, Gentry Hall, 191 Old Greenville Highway, Clemson, 29634. DR#18-00555077.


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