More Action on the Big Industrial Projects

There is contracting action on a number of the major industrial projects that have been in the press over the past month or so.

No decision is expected to be announced on the project that is the 800-pound gorilla of industrial construction – the Shell cracker facility – but proposals are being taken for the parking garage for the site. Those working to get the project started expect a decision to be approved or not at the year-end board meeting.

In Westmoreland County, the Tenaska $500 million, 950-mw power plant is moving ahead after getting DEP approvals. Fluor, Black & Veatch & Kiewitt are putting proposals together for the EPC contract, which should be decided late in the fall.

Bids were taken last week for the MEP portion of the $200 million dewatering building for First Energy at the Bruce Mansfield plant in Shippingport. Mascaro is roughly 75% completed with the erection of the building structure.

Al Neyer Inc. is taking bids on its 252,000 sq. ft. spec distribution facility in the new phase of the Clinton Commerce Park in Findlay Twp. The contractor/developer is planning to start construction on the building after site work has been completed.

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