Construction crews are working to construct a $1.2 billion, 2,500-acre coastal cementing project at the site of the proposed new COIDS-19 vaccine factory in the Gulf of Mexico.
The cement factory is expected to begin production next month at the $1 billion project, which would house the manufacturing of COVID vaccines in Florida and Louisiana, according to the state Department of Health and Hospitals.
The project will be overseen by a partnership between Florida-based Osrs Construction Inc., based in Tallahassee, and an international construction company called Coastal Construction Inc. It’s unclear when the project will begin production.
The Florida-born Osrs and Coastal Construction are the largest contractors in the United States, according the company website.
The company has been contracted to build the cement factory at a $5.5 billion project in Lake Worth, Florida.
Osrs Construction, founded by construction magnate Thomas B. Osrs, is a privately held company based in Miami that specializes in coastal construction.
In 2012, Osrs said it was working with Osrs construction to start construction on the new facility, a 1,400-acre project at a proposed site in the state’s Florida Keys.
The project is scheduled to be completed by April, when it will house manufacturing facilities for the COVID vaccine production facility, Osks said.