California World Energy is planning to convert its petroleum refinery in Paramount to a biofuels production facility. The project scope includes purchase and installation of feedstock conversion systems, columns, vessels, centrifuges and filters. The plant will have the capacity to produce 306 million gallons per year of renewable jet and diesel fuel, gasoline and propane. The company expects to select an EPC firm for the project by the end of 2018. World Energy, 14700 Downey Ave., Paramount, 90723. IR#CA181027.

Michigan Inphastos is considering constructing a building components manufacturing plant at the former Pugsley Correctional Facility site in Traverse City. The scope will include renovation and demolition of building space; construction of a 150,000 to 200,000-sq-ft building; and purchase and installation of an air compressor system, and automated and robotic production and material handling equipment. The company is also considering establishing an R&D, headquarters and data center facility in an existing building in Acme Township. Inphastos would likely perform design engineering and construction management in house for the projects. Inphastos, 1652 Keane Drive, Traverse City, 49686. IR#MI181012.

Oregon Vigor Industrial LLC is planning to expand shipbuilding production capacity at its complex in Portland or in Seattle. The project scope includes design and construction of building space, and purchase and installation of overhead cranes and fabrication, welding, blasting and painting equipment. The expansion will add capability to produce a new line of landing craft for the U.S. Army. Vigor Industrial LLC, 5555 North Channel Ave., Portland, 97217. IR#WA181017.

Wisconsin Chr. Hansen is considering expanding its natural food ingredients production facility in West Allis. The project scope includes construction of building space, and purchase and installation of stainless steel tanks and piping, and formulation, filling and packaging equipment. The expansion would increase capacity to produce cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors for the food and beverage, dietary supplement and animal feed industries. Chr. Hansen Inc., 9015 West Maple St., Milwaukee, 53214. IR#WI181009.

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