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Connecticut State Pier Information Session to Outline Procurement Opportunities

  • Kiewit, the construction manager for State Pier project in New London, holds online virtual information session this week
  • Numerous procurement opportunities are available as work is expected to get underway on a major transformation of the deep water port this spring
  • Project estimated at $157 million aims to improve heavy-lift capabilities and support offshore wind operations

The construction manager for a major overhaul of Connecticut State Pier in New London will hold an information session on the procurement opportunities available to local businesses. Work on the project is expected to begin this spring and extend through August 2022.

The event is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28 via Microsoft Teams.

The session offers an opportunity to meet the team from Kiewit, an Omaha-based company that was chosen to be the project’s construction manager in December. It will also give an update on the State Pier project and discuss the registration, pre-approval, and labor requirements of contractors, along with Kiewit’s diversity goals.

A list of available work includes numerous opportunities related to construction work at the pier. There are also openings for several services and suppliers, such as security, waste disposal, and landscaping. Kiewit is anticipating that it will begin on-site work in March.

The Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region said it is “committed to engaging the local community by providing access to information and opportunities,” and that the event helps support the objectives of the Connecticut Port Authority. seCTer says small, local, and diverse firms are “highly encouraged” to apply.

The overhaul of State Pier is designed to make “generational improvements” to the site, improving its heavy-lift capacities and making it better suited to accommodate a variety of cargoes. Following the improvements, the Danish energy company Orsted and New England utility Eversource are set to enter a 10-year lease agreement to use the site for the pre-assembly and staging of offshore wind turbine generators. The port will be marketed to other customers when not in use for this purpose.

Orsted is currently working to establish several wind farms off the East Coast. These include three projects where Eversource is a 50-50 partner: Revolution Wind, South Fork Wind, and Sunrise Wind.

The cost of the project is estimated at $157 million, though Governor Ned Lamont said earlier this month that the price may end up being closer to $200 million. Further meetings between Kiewit and the Office of Policy Management are expected to outline what services are essential in an effort to keep costs in line with the estimate.

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