California The City of Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has selected HDR to perform the final design for the Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility Project. It aims to reconfigure the 171-acre facility to allow trains up to 10,000 ft long to be loaded and unloaded at on-dock rail facilities at marine terminals, streamline rail operations, remove bottlenecks and reduce the need for local truck trips. It will eliminate the existing railroad crossing at the Ninth Street and Pico Avenue intersection and reconfigure existing tracks to allow trains to directly connect to the Alameda Corridor. HDR will work with sub-consultant Moffatt & Nichol on the project, which is scheduled to be completed in three phases, with the first phase expected to be completed by 2024. The project is valued at $870 million. Port of Long Beach Harbor Dept., Attn: Lee Peterson, Media Relations Manager, 4801 Airport Plaza, Long Beach, 90815. DR#18-00816275.

Indiana Layn USA Inc. is planning to construct a CBD manufacturing facility on a 24.6-acre site within the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jacksonville. The facility will have the capacity to process a minimum of 5,000 tons of hemp biomass annually. Layn USA Inc. is a U.S. subsidiary of Chinese company Guilin Layn Corp. The project is valued at $52 million. Layn USA Inc., Attn: Elaine Yu, 20250 SW Acacia St., Newport Beach, Calif. 92660. DR#19-00753861.

Ohio Caithness Energy LLC and Apex Power Group LLC are planning to construct the Guernsey Power Station in Valley Township. The 1,875-MW combined-cycle natural gas-powered electric generating facility will be located south of Byesville. It will feature “a dry cooling system that reduces water use by 95% compared to traditional facilities,” said Ross Ain, Caithness Energy president. Gemma Power Systems, a subsidiary of Argan Inc., has been chosen as the EPC. The project is valued at $1.6 billion. Caithness Energy LLC, 565 Fifth Ave., New York City, 10017. DR#17-00511348.

Virginia The University of Virginia is planning to completely overhaul the Alderman Library on its campus in Charlottesville. The project involves demolition of 174,573 sq ft of the existing building, renovation of 100,307 sq ft, and construction of a 129,983-sq-ft addition. It includes replacing the book stack additions to the north of the original building and adding classrooms and workspaces. It is being designed by HBRA Architects Inc., and Skanska USA Building Inc. has been selected as the construction manager-at-risk. The project is valued at $145 million. University of Virginia, Facilities Planning & Construction Dept., 1000 Ednam Center, Charlottesville, 22903. DR#17-00802766.

Bids, Contracts, Proposals

Arizona The New Home Co., serving as its own general contractor, has started building Mosaic at Layton Lakes, a residential community in Gilbert. It will consist of 222 units: 87 row townhomes, 69 backyard townhomes and 66 flats, totaling 444,000 sq ft. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. The New Home Co., 6730 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 85253. DR#18-00803538.

Connecticut C.H. Nickerson & Co. has started renovating the wastewater treatment plant in Wallingford to carry out a phosphorus reduction program. The project entails building a new electric generator building, a new anaerobic tank adjacent to existing primary tanks, two new secondary settling tanks and an attached pipe gallery, a raised UV/post-aeration area, and a secondary pump station that will pump to the tertiary phosphorus building. The project was designed by AECOM, and is valued at $45.5 million. C.H. Nickerson & Co., 49 Hayden Hill Rd., Torrington, 06790. DR#19-00539813.

Bid, Proposal Dates

Nevada 10/9 The City of Henderson is seeking bidders to construct the north section of the Union Pacific Railroad Trail along the 5-mile right-of-way between Pecos Road and Acacia Park. The project will entail constructing an asphalt trail and amenities, including concrete flatwork, over four miles of 8-ft-tall steel security fencing, large-dia potable and reclaimed water line relocations, various flood control facilities, potable water systems, existing underground utility relocations, retaining walls, a soil nail retaining wall, two grade-separated road under crossings, a pedestrian trail bridge, five power service pedestals, electrical work, trail lighting and two packaged storm water lift stations. The project is valued at $20.5 million. City of Henderson, Attn: Matt Roybal, 240 S. Water St., Henderson, 89015. DR#19-00817732.

Arkansas 11/6 The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. is seeking bidders to improve a 5.8-mile-long segment of Highway 70 East/Highway 7 North in Garland County. The work consists of clearing and grubbing, earthwork, laying an aggregate base course, an asphalt concrete hot mix base, binder and surface courses. It also includes constructing three reinforced concrete box culverts (total length 658 ft), two W-beam span bridges (total length 323 ft), three plate girder unit bridges (total length 634 ft), and one reinforced concrete slab unit (total length 202 ft). The project is valued at between $50 million and $75 million. Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept., 10324 Interstate 30, Little Rock, 72203. DR#19-00694332.

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