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10/30/2014Lawsuit Seeks Audit of Stalled Detroit Jail Project

Oct. 30--A lawsuit filed today seeks to force the release of an audit of the Wayne County Jail project that has been under wraps for more than 14 months. The audit, completed last year by county Auditor General Willie Mayo, was turned over to County Prosecutor Kym Worthy for investigation of possible criminal activity. Worthy, in turn, gave the report to a one-man grand jury, and Judge Timothy ...
10/30/2014Conn. Backs FuelCell Energy Project with $20M in Loans and Credits

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is helping FuelCell Energy Inc. expand its Torrington manufacturing facility with $20 million in loans and tax credits. FuelCell expects the project will add as many as 325 jobs in the next four years to its Connecticut workforce of 538 employees. The Danbury-based company manufacturers fuel cell power plants. The state Department of Economic and Community ...
10/30/2014Construction on China-backed, $10B Port in Tanzania to Start in 2015

Chinese-backed port to be built in Tanzania Africa will need $2.6tn investment in infrastructure by 2030 | DHL helps transport huge machinery to Ghana | Infrastructure contracts in GCC to top $45 billion in 2014 Construction will begin on a $10 billion Chinese-backed port and special economic zone in Tanzania in July next year, it was reported. Tanzania plans to build the port in Bagamayo, 75 ...
10/29/2014GM Plans $63M Expansion of Lansing-area Car Plant

DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — General Motors Co. will invest $63 million as part of an expansion at a mid-Michigan plant where crossover vehicles are being built, the automaker announced Wednesday. GM's Lansing Delta Township Assembly in Eaton County will get about 263,000 square feet of new space and robotic equipment. The project is part of $300 million Chief Executive Mary Barra has said the ...
10/29/2014Kings Break Ground on New Downtown Sacramento Arena

Oct. 29--Dozens of construction workers stood in the background Wednesday as the Sacramento Kings officially kicked off construction of their $477million downtown arena. The workers will take back center stage soon enough. With the groundbreaking ceremonies out of the way, and much of Downtown Plaza reduced to bare earth, the Kings and their general contractor will resume their all-out sprint ...
10/29/2014Guam To Build $589M Power Plant in Order to Meet Environmental Regulations

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The Guam Power Authority is planning to build a $589 million power generator from scratch. The Pacific Daily News reported http://goo.gl/LDtDdm Wednesday that the power authority plans to stop using its existing oil-burning power plants to comply with environmental regulations. The new power plant will be built to run on both liquefied natural gas and clean diesel. It will ...
10/30/2014Las Vegas Airport Closes Longest Runway for Construction

LAS VEGAS (AP) — McCarran International Airport officials say a $67 million construction project to swap out asphalt for more durable concrete is closing the airport's longest runway until May next year. Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews said Wednesday that officials don't expect flight delays or disruptions because of the work. Crews says it is the last of the airport's four runways to be ...
10/29/2014Wis. Seeks Bids for Replacement of Aging State Transportation Dept. Building

Oct. 29--MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker's administration is seeking bids on a nearly $200 million replacement to its aging Transportation Department headquarters on Madison's west side, with the state perhaps picking a winning contractor before the next governor is sworn in. But officials won't sign the agreement until after the swearing in. The state requested proposals from developers for the ...
11/06/2014Bechtel Begins Construction on Expanded Canadian Liquefied Natural Gas Facility

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Bechtel started construction at the Tilbury Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility in British Columbia. FortisBC, the owner and operator of the facility, awarded Bechtel an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to expand its Tilbury facility, which will include a new 1-billion-cubic-foot full-containment LNG storage ...
10/29/2014Argonne National Lab Sees Renewable Energy Applications for New Battery Tech

Oct. 29--CHAMPAIGN -- The national battery research hub at Argonne National Laboratory kicked off a roadshow last week to share what it has learned so far in its quest to build a better battery. The idea, said Jeff Chamberlain, deputy director of development and demonstration for the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research , is to get feedback from other scientists and industry ...
10/29/2014Detroit-to-Chicago High-Speed Rail Plan: 110mph, 10 Daily Trips

Oct. 29--A completed high-speed rail corridor between Chicago and Detroit could boost round-trip passenger train service between the two cities from the current three daily trips to 10 by 2035 at speeds of 110 m.p.h., according to preliminary planning on the project. The higher speeds would also cut the 5 hour, 38 minute trip by almost two hours, and reduce 20 minutes from the leg that ...
10/29/2014Developer Larry Silverstein Secures Funds to Build 3 WTC

NEW YORK (AP) — Developer Larry Silverstein has secured the funds to build his long-planned 3 World Trade Center. Silverstein has sold $1.6 billion worth of tax-exempt bonds, paving the way for construction of the tower by 2018. The 1,170-foot tower would be the third to be constructed on the 16-acre site. Silverstein has so far secured one tenant for the 2.5-million-square-foot building. ...
10/28/2014All Aboard Florida Ready to Begin Building Fort Lauderdale Station

Oct. 28--It's full steam ahead for All Aboard Florida's downtown Fort Lauderdale station. Officials are set to begin demolition of existing buildings on the site Wednesday morning, marking the start of construction. The station will be located on nearly 5 acres adjacent to the Florida East Coast Railway at Northwest Second Street, north of Broward Boulevard. The station will be sleek, focused ...
10/29/2014Corps OKs Wetlands Permit for $320M Gold Mine Project in S.C.

Oct. 29--A Canadian company with plans for the largest gold mine ever established in South Carolina could begin work at the site by January if it receives final environmental permits from state regulators. Romarco Minerals Inc., of Toronto, received a long-awaited wetlands permit Tuesday for the $320 million project in Lancaster County after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the plan met ...
10/28/2014Jury Selection Begins for Las Vegas Harmon Hotel Case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Harmon Hotel tower was designed to soar 48 stories over MGM Resorts International's massive CityCenter complex, offering hotel guests and condominium owners unparalleled views at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Instead, work stopped halfway in 2008, after inspectors found that steel used on the first 26 stories wouldn't support the remaining 22 floors. While general ...
10/28/2014Residential Tower Planned for Boston Waterfront Site

Oct. 28--A roughly 305-foot-high residential tower would rise on Fort Point Channel at the James Hook & Co. site on Atlantic Avenue, under plans that maintain the longtime Boston seafood company's presence with a new retail store, wholesale operations and a restaurant. "We're trying to build a gateway building between the Innovation District and the Financial District that people will like and ...
10/28/2014$324M Power Plant Project in Alaska Months Behind Schedule

Oct. 28--WASILLA -- Matanuska Electric Association's $324 million Eklutna power plant was supposed to start operating in January, but a recent utility filing reveals it is at least three months behind schedule and possibly more. The new Eklutna Generation Station that's risen just off the Glenn Highway marks the Palmer-based cooperative's long-awaited push for independence from other Alaska ...
10/28/2014Pemex To Invest $1.4B in Two Mexico Cogeneration Projects

Mexico City, Oct 28 (EFE).- State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it planned to invest $1.4 billion in two cogeneration projects to supply electricity to its refineries in Tula, Hidalgo, and Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon.Pemex Cogeneracion signed memorandums of understanding with Mexican-Canadian consortium Hermes Atco and Japan's Mitsui to build the power generation projects at ...
10/28/2014Crane Operators' Strike Expected to Slow Work at U.K. Jobsites

CRANE drivers have voted overwhelmingly for strike action - which could see multi-billion pound construction sites across Britain grind to a halt in a bitter row over pay. Nearly 200 workers are expected to set dates for industrial action this week. Projects that the crane drivers from Sheffield-based HTC Plant are working on include Crossrail and London Bridge station. Pay freezes and ...
10/28/2014$1.4B Fertilizer Plant Planned in Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A chemical company plans to build a $1.4 billion fertilizer plant in eastern Illinois, state economic officials confirmed Tuesday. Cronus Chemicals will build the plant just outside Tuscola, a town about 20 miles south of Champaign, and plans to open a U.S. headquarters in Chicago, according to Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity spokesman David ...
10/23/2014S.C. High Court: SCE&G Can Raise Rates to Pay for V.C. Summer Nuke Plant Construction

Oct. 23--COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The S.C. Supreme Court endorsed SCE&G's rights under state law Wednesday to raise customers' utility rates in order to pay for ongoing construction cost increases for two new reactors at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in Fairfield County. The ruling came as the result of an appeal to the court filed by a coalition of conservationists in April who said the S.C. Public ...
10/23/2014Report: NYC Construction Nears 'Boom Territory' With $32B Expected to Be Spent in 2014

Oct. 23--Total construction spending in the city is forecast to top $32 billion this year for the first time, according to a new report from the New York Building Congress. And you can thank, at least in good measure, the construction of new ultra-luxury condominium towers for helping to drive a surge of construction almost equal to the boom years of 2007 and 2008, the report said. "Thanks to ...
10/25/2014Judlau Construction Gets $58M Contract to Build Three Conn. Rail Stations

Oct. 25--WALLINGFORD -- A New York construction firm has been awarded the $58.8 million contract to build new railroad stations in town as well as in Meriden and Berlin as part of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield commuter rail line. Judlau Construction will begin work on the three stations shortly, according to state officials. The new commuter service is scheduled to launch in late 2016, ...
10/27/2014$1.1B Cement Plant Project in Quebec Faces Legal Challenge

MONTREAL - The company building a cement plant in Quebec's Gaspe region says the $1.1-billion project could be killed if it is forced to suspend work to conduct what it calls unnecessary environmental hearings. McInnis Cement said in response to a legal challenge filed by Lafarge Canada and two non-profit groups that the project is subject to old environmental rules in place when it was first ...
10/25/2014CB&I Expects To Begin Construction of Freeport LNG Export Project in November

Oct. 25--Freeport LNG could break ground on its initial two natural gas liquefaction units in a matter of weeks, a major contractor working on the project told investors. Last week, federal regulators authorized Freeport LNG to begin site preparation and start building the units, called trains, and pre-treatment facilities at the export terminal in Quintana, near Freeport in Brazoria County. ...

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