Central Ohio plans green industrial park
A rendering of the Team Gemini industrial park.
Central Ohio contractors interested in work on the 343-acre recycling and green-energy industrial park in Grove City must reserve space by noon Friday for a meeting next Tuesday to outline bidding opportunities and the pre-qualification process for the $250 million, four-year project.
Orlando, Fla.-based developer Team Gemini LLC detailed plans this month for the industrial park to divert waste from the nearby Franklin County landfill and create usable natural gas, fertilizer, plastics and other products under contracts and a land lease with the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio. The construction budget is estimated at $250 million and the project is expected to require 500 workers.
The project’s construction manager, Tulsa, Okla.-based Manhattan Construction Co., will conduct the pre-bid meeting at the Drury Inn & Suites South in Grove City. Contact information to reserve space at the meeting is in an announcement on the company’s website.
The company will be seeking general contractors and subcontractors for nearly every aspect of construction, including site preparation, building, skilled trades for ventilation, electrical and plumbing, and finish work.
The first phase of the project includes 1.6 million square feet of greenhouses, a facility that will use an oxygen-free environment to extract natural gas from organic waste, generators to use that gas to create heat and power for the greenhouses, equipment to convert oils to plastics, solar equipment and recycling centers.
Across London-Groveport Road, a new landfill entrance and receiving station for incoming trash trucks will be built, as well as Gemini’s sorting facility. The project also includes a welcome center and a research center.
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