Contracts, Bids, Proposals
Strategic Biofuels and Louisiana Green Fuels are planning to construct a renewable diesel plant on a 171-acre site in Columbia. The facility will convert forestry waste feedstock to produce up to 32 million gallons of fuel annually. The plant has been designed by Hatch Ltd., and Progressive Construction Co. LLC has been chosen as the general contractor. The project is valued at $2.8 billion, and construction is expected to begin in May 2023. Strategic Biofuels, P.O. Box 1269, Columbia, 71418. DR#21-00593648.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to carry out the 105 Levee reach and drainage structure project in La Place. The work will entail placing 735,000 cu yd of compacted clay embankment, constructing an access road along the protected side of the levee berm, excavating for drainage canals, driving piles, dynamic pile analysis and constructing a temporary restraining structure and a concrete drainage structure that includes four 10-ft by 10-ft sluice gates, floodwalls and culverts. The project is valued at between $25 million and $100 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Margaret Maine, 7400 Leake Ave., New Orleans, 70118. DR#23-00021049.
Lightsource BP is planning to construct the Minkar Solar Farm on a 1,700-acre property located between Oak Grove and Purvis in Lamar County. It is projected to have up to 250,000 solar panels. The project is valued at $137 million. Lightsource BP, 400 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94104. DR#23-00006054.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is evaluating bids from firms seeking to carry out the 7E Channel improvement project on the Upper Yazoo River in Charleston. The work entails channel excavation, disposal of excavated materials, clearing and grubbing, stone ditch outlet protection, removing and replacing existing embankment and culvert installation. The project is valued at between $10 million and $25 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Freteshia Johnson, 4155 Clay St., Vicksburg, 39183. DR#23-00021984.
Saint Francis Health System is planning to build the Saint Francis Hospital Tower in Muskogee. The six-story building will contain 126 patient beds, a new critical care facility and a new entrance and chapel. It is being designed by Leo A Daly Architects, and construction is expected to start in March 2023. The project is valued at $150 million. Saint Francis Health System, 6161 S. Yale Ave., Tulsa, 74136. DR#22-00559458.
Megatel Homes is planning to develop the Saint Tropez master-planned community on a 1,000-acre site in Huffman. It will include a mix of 4,500 single-family homes and multifamily units, a resort-style lagoon and a splash park open to the public. There will also be an entertainment district with a restaurant, arcade, bowling alley and event spaces. The project is valued at $1.9 billion. Megatel Homes, 2101 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, 75201. DR#23-00007923.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is planning to construct the D2 Subway, a 2.4-mile-long light rail line through downtown Dallas extending from Victory Park to Deep Ellum, with four new stations and one relocated station. It is being designed by HDR Inc. The project is valued at $1 billion. Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Attn: Ernie Martinez, Project Manager, 1401 Pacific Ave., Dallas, 75202. DR#20-00556428.
Midland County is planning to build a law enforcement complex in Midland. Possible components include a new jail, new justices of the peace offices and courtrooms, new sheriff’s office and a mental health transitional facility. Burns Architecture LLC is serving as a consultant. The project is valued at $155 million. Midland County, Purchasing Dept., 500 N. Loraine St., Midland, 79701. DR#21-00548174.
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