United States Steel Corp. and CarbonFree Chemicals Holdings LLC, in a joint venture, are considering constructing a carbon capture and utilization plant at U.S. Steel’s Gary Works steel mill site in Gary. The project scope includes construction of foundations and installation of modular process units. The facility would have the capacity to capture 50,000 metric tons of CO₂ per year from the steel mill to produce precipitated calcium carbonate and hydrochloric acid as a co-product. A construction schedule will be developed following a definitive agreement, which is expected by the end of 2023; the facility would be operational in 2025. The estimated EPC cost is $85 million. United States Steel Corp., One North Broadway, Gary, 46402. IR#IN230302.
Wakefield Thermal Inc. is planning to construct a thermal systems manufacturing plant in Exeter. The project scope includes fit-out of a 74,000-sq-ft building; construction of a 40,000-sq-ft building expansion; installation of brazing ovens, dip brazing tanks and automated chemical conversion lines. Fulcrum has been selected to provide construction management services for the project. Construction is expected to begin in late March or April 2023. Wakefield Thermal produces compact heat exchangers, CNC machined components and electronics enclosures for the aerospace industry. The estimated EPC cost is $35 million. Wakefield Thermal Inc., 120 Northwest Blvd., Nashua, 03063. IR#NH230201.
Siemens Mobility Inc. is planning to construct a rail car assembly plant on a 200-acre site at the Lexington Industrial Park in Lexington. The project scope includes construction of building space, purchase and erection of overhead and vehicle access walkways; and purchase and installation of transfer tables and robotic welding, 3D printing, and car weighing equipment. Construction is expected to begin in the second or third quarter of 2023. Siemens Mobility will use the plant to assemble new passenger coaches and provide overhaul services for locomotive and passenger coaches. The project has been referred to by the codename “Project Gemini.” The estimated EPC cost is $200 million. Future plans include an additional investment of $100 million at the site. Siemens Mobility Inc., 7464 French Road, Sacramento, Calif., 95828. IR#NC230308.
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