Ashfield Ag Resources LLC and Clean Energy Technologies Inc. are planning to construct a biomass-fired power plant in the Ashfield area, and a similar plant at an undisclosed site near Ashfield. Each project scope includes erection of a prefabricated building, installation of wood waste receiving, handling and storage systems, a pyrolysis reactor, and a heat recovery steam generator. Each plant will have the capacity to process 10,000 tons per year of woody feedstock to generate 16,500 MWh of electric power per year, produce 1,400 metric tons of biochar as a byproduct and generate 26,000 MMBtu of heat per year. The first plant is expected to begin construction in the fourth quarter of 2021. Ashfield Ag, a start-up company, is an affiliate of Roberts Energy Renewables Inc. and Roberts Brothers Lumber Co. The estimated EPC cost of each plant is $15 million. Ashfield Ag Resources LLC, 1541 Spruce Corner Rd., Ashfield, 01330. IR#MA210806.
BlueHalo is planning to construct a space technology R&D and manufacturing complex at MaxQ, an industrial park in Albuquerque. The project scope includes construction of a 200,000-sq-ft building and purchase, relocation and installation of machining, welding, assembly, finishing and testing equipment. Dekker/Perich/Sabatini has been chosen as the architect and Enterprise Builders Corp. as the contractor. Construction is expected to begin in November 2021. BlueHalo will use the facility to research, develop and produce advanced radio frequency systems, laser communications, and space qualified electronics. The estimated EPC cost is $60 million. BlueHalo, 1300 Britt St. SE, Albuquerque, 87123. IR#NM210702.
Nature’s Value Inc. is planning to establish a nutraceuticals production plant at Whitaker Park in Winston-Salem. The project scope includes purchase, relocation and installation of stainless steel piping, conveyors, fume hoods, stability chambers and wet laboratory, formulation, liquid and gas chromatography equipment. Equipment will be relocated from the company’s facilities in New York and North Carolina, and installed in an existing 425,000-sq-ft building. Project implementation will be phased through the fourth quarter of 2024. The estimated EPC cost is $21.7 million. Nature’s Value Inc., 468 Mill Rd., Coram, N.Y., 11727. IR#NC210815.