January 21, 2015, Holland, MI— The Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW) and Holland City Council have approved an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract with Southfield, MI-based Barton Malow for the design and construction of the Holland Energy Park natural gas power plant. HBPW and Barton Malow entered into an engineering services agreement (ESA) in November to begin preliminary engineering for the plant and develop final language on the EPC contract.
“The last couple months have been invaluable in helping us reach a contract that’s favorable for all parties,” said Dave Koster, general manager at HBPW. “We have great confidence in the Barton Malow team, and we’re eager to see the Holland Energy Park take shape.”
While the approved bid was for nearly $145 million, HBPW anticipates that adjustments during the open book period of the contract will land the final price below their original budget of $140 million. However, the board still recommended approval of $145 million for contingency purposes.
With construction set to begin next month, the contract schedule calls for generation and testing in late 2016, and substantial completion by February, 2017. More detailed construction milestones are available at p21decision.com/the-new-power-plant/construction-timeline/.
The Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW) is a community-owned enterprise providing electric generation and distribution, water, wastewater treatment and broadband utility services to nearly 28,000 business and residential customers in the Holland area. HBPW is committed to enhancing the economic and environmental vitality of the community, providing reliable services at the lowest rates achievable through innovation and efficiency.