Pulse: Project News for the Week of August 12, 2019
Connecticut Energy Innovation Park, LLC and Thunderbird CHP LLC are planning to redevelop four buildings of the former Stanley Black & Decker factory in New Britain into a 20MW fuel-celled microgrid and data center. The microgrid will be powered by 44 fuel cells in a 45,000-sq-ft building. Phase 2 will convert an adjacent building into a 44MW data center, Phase 3 involves turning another building into another 44MW facility, and Phase 4 aims to create an innovation and technology center in a new building. The overall project is valued at $1 billion. Thunderbird CHP LLC, 31 Pinnacle Ridge Rd., Farmington, 06032. DR#16-00717638.
Maine Nordic Aquafarms, Inc. is planning on building a fish farm in Belfast. The land-based salmon farm will occupy a 40-acre site and will produce between 25,000 and 30,000 tons of salmon per year. The project will entail drilling deep groundwater wells and installing mile-long discharge pipes into the bay. The project is valued at $150 million. Nordic Aquafarms, Inc., Attn: Erik Heim, Manager, 159 High St., Belfast, 04915. DR#18-0053966
Mississippi Enviva LP is planning to construct a wood pellet plant in Lucedale. The plant will have an annual capacity of 500,000 tons of pellets. The pellets will be made from Longleaf pine trees and will be shipped overseas to supply fuel for power plants in the U.K. and other countries. The project is valued at $140 million. Enviva LP, 7200 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Md., 20814. DR#09-00686777.
Nevada The City of North Las Vegas is planning to carry out Phase 3 of the North Fifth Street Super Arterial Project. This project consists of design, right-of-way acquisition and construction of urban interchanges along a 150-ft-wide, eight-lane limited access roadway corridor, with traffic control devices at major intersections and localized drainage improvements. Additional improvements include curb and gutter, sidewalks, streetlights, dedicated transit lanes for a future light rail route, raised medians and median landscaping. A landscaped trail with meandering multiuse path for bicycles and pedestrians is proposed at each back-of-curb location, allowing for a higher intensity multi-modal element along this corridor. The project is valued at $42.6 million. City of North Las Vegas, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd., North Las Vegas, 89030. DR#18-00663102.
New Mexico Bernalillo County is planning to design, construct, furnish and equip an emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness. The project is valued at $28 million. Bernalillo County Purchasing, 1 Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, 87102. DR#19-00686047.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
New York Schiavone Construction Co. LLC has awarded a $238.3-million subcontract to Navillus/MLJ, a joint venture, for the rehabilitation of the approach arches and towers of the Brooklyn Bridge. The arch block rehabilitation in Manhattan includes removal of the existing brick infill walls with the construction of new concrete infill walls with bricks at the outside face, rehabilitation of floors, cleaning and repointing of interior brick, and installation of ventilation. Soils below existing foundations will be jet grouted in arch blocks A through D indicated in the contract plans. Arch block rehabilitation in Manhattan and Brooklyn include removal of hazardous materials, rehabilitation of interior brick walls and installation of electrical service. Granite infill walls in the Brooklyn arch blocks will be encased at the interior surface. Tower work includes the reinforcement of granite blocks in gothic arches, rehabilitation of tower tops and tower lighting. Cleaning and repointing of granite is being performed on the exteriors of the arch blocks, anchorages and towers. Navillus/MLJ, 633 Third Ave., New York City, 10017. DR#18-00708186.
South Dakota John T. Jones Construction Co. has started constructing a new main pump station to pump raw wastewater to Sioux Falls’ water reclamation facility (WRF). The main pump station will pump up to 65 million gallons per day through two force mains that convey flow to the WRF. The equipment includes mechanical bar screens, slide gates, concrete structures, process piping, valves, pumps, flow meters, hoists and cranes. The work includes deep excavation, site grading, site drainage improvements, sanitary sewer extensions, force main extensions and demolition of the existing Brandon Road Pump Station. The project is valued at $21.7 million. John T. Jones Construction Co., 2213 Seventh Ave. N., Fargo, N.D. 58102. DR#15-00535703.
Bid, Proposal Dates
Indiana 8/22 Batesville Water & Gas Utility is seeking bidders to construct water supply wells. The project entails drilling three 20-in dia tubular wells 100 ft deep, with 80 ft of 20-in.-dia steel well casing, 30 ft of 20-in.-dia stainless steel well screen, 700 gallon-per-minute vertical turbine pumps, vertical hollow shaft pump motors, variable frequency motor drives, well towers, reinforced concrete, well platforms, discharge piping, plug valves, check valves, air release valves, valve vaults, automatic drain-back systems, electrical, painting, pressure testing and sterilization. Project also includes a well field control building with emergency generator. The project is valued at $16.5 million. Batesville Water & Gas Utility, Attn: Eric Laker, 7 N. Eastern Ave., Batesville, 47006. DR#17-00643652.
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