Pulse: Project News for the Week of April 18, 2022 – Engineering News-Record

ARIZONA
KORE Power Inc. is planning to construct a lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Buckeye. The single-story, 1-million-sq-ft building will support up to 12 GWh of battery cell production per year. W.G. Yates & Sons Construction has been selected as the general contractor. The project is valued at $500 million. Kore Power Inc., 1875 N. Lakewood Drive, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, 83814. DR#21-00717760.
MISSISSIPPI
The Desoto County Regional Utility Authority is planning to upgrade the Coldwater River Wastewater Treatment Facility in Hernando. The project is valued at $23.9 million. Desoto County Regional Utility Authority, 365 Losher St., Hernando, 38632. DR#20-00801638.
SOUTH CAROLINA
Meridian Chemicals is planning to construct a recycling facility on a 10-acre site in Goose Creek. The biorefinery will have the capacity to process 110,000 tons of crude tall oil into a wide range of industrial products. Construction is expected to start in July 2022 and be completed by July 2023. The project is valued at $90 million. Meridian Chemicals, 10955 Lowell Ave., Overland Park, Kansas, 66210. DR#21-00459796.
VIRGINIA
Prince William County is planning to carry out the Route 28 Manassas Bypass project. The project involves building a four-lane roadway with a shared-use path trail on one side. It will start at the intersection of Godwin Drive and Route 234 and tie into the existing Route 28 just over the Fairfax County line. WSP USA Inc. received a $14.9-million design contract. Bidding on the construction contract will take place in 2025. The project is valued at $300 million. Prince William County Dept. of Transportation, 5 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, 22192. DR#20-00780780.
WISCONSIN
Mandel Group Inc. plans to redevelop the 30-acre former School Sisters of Notre Dame campus in Elm Grove into housing. Two existing convent buildings, Notre Dame Hall and Maria Hall, will be converted into 237 apartments. Twenty-one single-family homes will be built along Red Barn Lane. Mandel hired Milwaukee architect Engberg Anderson and environmentally focused planner Applied Ecological Services Inc. of Brodhead to work on the project. The project is valued at $54 million. Construction is expected to start in August 2022. Mandel Group Inc., 301 E. Erie St., Milwaukee, 53202. DR#20-00517984.
CALIFORNIA/NEVADA
Beta Engineering has begun carrying out the McCullough/Victorville Lines 1 and 2 Series Compensation Project. The project entails demolishing and removing the existing series capacitors and associated equipment at both the McCullough Switching Station in southern Nevada and the Victorville Switching Station in Victorville, Calif. Beta will design, engineer, procure, construct, install, test and commission the new series capacitors and associated equipment at both the MSS and VSS, as well as provide training and preventative maintenance and support services. The project owner is the Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power. The project is valued at between $56 million and $62 million. Beta Engineering, 9990 Mesa Rim Road, San Diego, 92121. DR#21-00477639.
NORTH DAKOTA
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $114.9-million firm-fixed-price contract for construction of the Red River Structure of the Fargo Moorhead Metropolitan Flood Risk Management Project. The project entails construction of a gated structure with three 50-ft-wide Tainter gates, dam walls, mechanical platform bridge, stilling basin, dentated end sill, downstream retaining walls, approach apron, slope protection slab and approach walls. The radial-arm floodgates will be lowered to limit the amount of floodwaters that enter the metro area, allowing up to 37 ft of water during a 100-year flood. Construction is expected to be completed by March 2027. Ames Construction Inc., 2500 County Road 42, West Burnsville, Minn., 55337. DR#20-00788744.
NEW JERSEY
4/29 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is seeking bidders to carry out Port Street Corridor Improvements in Newark. The project consists of demolition and replacement of the Corbin Street Ramp over the New Jersey Turnpike and Conrail railroad tracks, including foundation piles; demolition of the Port Street Bridge extension; demolition, construction, reconstruction or rehabilitation of roadways; removal and construction of rail features including signals and precast concrete grade crossings; installation of digital-message sign structure; and construction of an outfall structure. The project is valued at between $90 million and $100 million. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Attn: Elza Renazile, 4 World Trade Center, New York City, 10007. DR#17-00675283
MISSOURI
5/11 Paric Corp. is seeking subcontractor bidders to construct the Bridge Apartment Building and parking garage at 4738 Delmar Blvd. in St. Louis. The project entails constructing two 5-story buildings totaling 192,858 sq ft and containing 200 apartments, plus a 286-space parking garage. The project has been designed by Trivers Associates. It is valued at $30 million. Paric Corp., Attn: Cory Paschen, Project Manager, 77 W. Port Plaza, St. Louis, 63146. DR#20-00721972. 

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