Here are the five largest construction projects initiated in North America during Q3 2021, according to GlobalData’s construction projects database.
1. Chandler Campus Expansion – $20,000m
The project involves the expansion of its a semiconductor chip production plant in Ocotillo Campus on 5.3ha of land in Arizona, the US.
Construction work started in Q3 2021 and is expected to be completed in Q4 2024.
The project aims to build two factories known as ‘Fabs’, to enhance production capacity and meet the growing demand for chips that are used in tablet computers, and other electronic devices.
2. Plaquemines LNG Facility – $8,500m
The project involves the construction of an LNG liquefaction and export terminal facilities with a capacity to export up to 20MTPA on 255ha of land in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, the US.
Construction work commenced in Q3 2021 and is expected to finish in Q4 2025.
The aim of the project is to provide better export facilities of LNG gas in the region. It will support the long-term development of clean and reliable North American energy supplies by providing additional markets for North American natural gas generating economic stimulus for southwestern Louisiana and Cameron Parish.
3. Water Purification Facility – $5,000m
The project involves the construction of a water purification plant with a capacity of 83 million gallons per day in San Diego, California, the US.
Construction work started in Q3 2021 and is forecast to complete in Q4 2035.
The project will use a multi-stage process of microfiltration and ultrafiltration, followed by reverse osmosis, ultraviolet light, and hydrogen peroxide treatment to purify the water.
4. East River Mixed-Use Development – $2,500m
The project involves the construction of a mixed-use complex on 61ha of area in Houston, Texas, the US.
Construction work commenced in Q3 2021 and is expected to be completed in Q4 2040.
The project aims to provide better residential and retail facilities to the region.
5. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Dry Dock Facility – $1,890m
The project involves the expansion of a dry dock facilities in Kittery, York County, Maine, the US.
Construction work started in Q3 2021 and is expected to be completed in Q2 2028.
The project aims to provide increased capacity for accommodating three Los Angeles or Virginia-class attack submarines at once for repair, maintenance, and modernization.
Methodology:This analysis is drawn from GlobalData’s global construction projects database, which tracks new construction projects over $25m from announcement to completion.
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