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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. ...
10/23/2014Workers on Solar Plant Near Tonopah, Nev. Get Nearly $2M in Back Pay

Oct. 23--Federal labor officials have landed almost $2 million in unpaid compensation for workers at a solar-panel plant near Tonopah, though a project executive says nothing underhanded occurred. The U.S. Department of Labor said today it recovered about $1.91 million in back wages and fringe benefits for 147 workers of subcontractor Proimtu Mmi-NV LLC, which the agency said is based in ...
10/27/2014Layne Christensen To Pay $5.1M To Resolve SEC Charges Over Alleged Africa Bribes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Layne Christensen Co. has agreed to pay about $5.1 million to settle civil charges of bribing government officials in Africa in exchange for favorable tax treatment, customs clearance and other improper benefits. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement Monday with the water management and construction company for the alleged misconduct from 2005 to ...
10/26/2014Hitachi Veolia JV Wins $221M Contract for Iraq Desal Plant

A consortium of Hitachi, Veolia and Egyptian engineering firm ArabCo has received a $221mn order from the Iraqi Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of pretreatment and surrounding facilities at a water desalination plant in Basra, Iraq. Construction is scheduled to begin in October 2014, with completion due in April 2017. The ...
10/24/2014Snag Hits Columbia Gas Line Project Under Maumee River in Ohio

Oct. 24--Columbia Gas of Ohio hit a bit of a snag when it was pulling its new 2,300 foot steel natural gas pipeline underneath the Maumee River on Wednesday night -- the line got stuck halfway through from Perrysburg to Maumee. Construction crews Thursday worked to pull it back to get some momentum in its push to Maumee. The $7.5 million project by Columbia Gas -- expected to be finished up in ...
10/25/2014Ohio River Bridges Project Cancels $40M Tolling Contract After Discovering Conflict

Ohio River Bridges Project officials have scrapped the announced award of a nearly $40 million contract to handle tolling for the new Louisville bridges. The joint Kentucky-Indiana bridges board voted Friday to restart the bidding process after officials discovered a potential conflict of interest with the Virginia company that had been selected for the toll work, Kapsch TrafficCom. Kapsch had ...
10/24/2014PennDOT Picks Team for P3 to Replace 558 Bridges

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Friday announced it will privatize 558 bridges, selecting a partnership's $899 million proposal to replace and maintain the spans. The highway department announced its choice of Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners for the project, which calls for construction to be finished in three years, followed by maintenance over the ...
10/25/2014Xcel Signs Deal to Build Three Large Solar Projects in Minn.

Oct. 25--Large-scale solar power projects could be coming to the edges of three Minnesota cities. Xcel Energy Inc. said Friday that it has signed deals with three energy developers to construct up to three giant fields of solar panels near North Branch, Marshall and Tracy by late 2016 to comply with a new state renewable energy mandate. Xcel, the largest power company in the state with 1.2 ...

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