Green Circle BioEnergy, Inc.

Project Date:    2007 - 2008

Project Location: Cottondale, Florida2008 excellence in economic development award

Project Description:

Located on 256 acres in Cottondale, Florida, this large scale international project was the first of its kind located in the United States.   Several factors contributed to the decision of company officials to locate in Northwest Florida including the plentiful inventory of natural resources.  Before agreements were reached and the final site selection announced, however, Melvin Engineering professionals contributed their expertise to the viability of the project in terms of issues related to the environment, permitting, site design, utilities expansion, roadway access, 4-lane highway design modifications, and rail accessibility.  In addition, the project had to meet an accelerated 12 month construction schedule.   Much of the engineering work required to ensure the project's success project was completed prior to the final announcement of site location.  DHM services included design for site, civil, structure, utilities, and roadway.  Needless to say, the project took top priority.  Additional services included grants administration, landscape architecture, construction contract managment, and construction engineering inspection.

The economic impact of the project - a $110 million investment and the creation of 227 jobs - was recognized by the US Department of Commerce and awarded the "Excellence in Rural Economic Development Award" for 2008. 


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