Infrastructure and Industrial

E3 has the experience to make your infrastructure and industrial project a success.

E3 and its employees have amassed impressive experience in the development, financing, construction and operation of industrial and infrastructure projects. Our combined project experience includes industrial and petrochemical projects as well as public infrastructure projects (water, wastewater, roads, etc.). The representative projects are a strong indication of our abilities to analyze and support successful development and financings in a variety of technologies and industries.

Vista Ridge Water Pipeline Project

E3 served as the Independent Engineer for the Vista Ridge Regional Supply Project (Project), a 142-mile water pipeline that will expand the water supply by 20 percent for the fast-growing City of San Antonio, Texas. The Project is one of the largest-scale public-private partnerships (P3) in the water sector. Missouri-based Garney Holding Company (dba Garney Construction), through its subsidiaries, led the Project development team and will complete the design and construction of the Project. The Project company entered into a 30-year concession agreement with the City of San Antonio, acting through San Antonio Water System, to deliver 16.3 billion gallons of water to the City annually. Project financing for the $927 million non-recourse loan was arranged through Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, who led an international bank group that included CoBank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, ING, Korean Development Bank, and Societe Generale. As the Independent Engineer, the E3 team provided technical due diligence, addressing the technical and commercial aspects of the Project on behalf of the financing parties and is currently providing construction monitoring services.

Columbia Pulp Project, Lyons Ferry, Washington

E3 provided an Independent Engineering review in support of Columbia Pulp’s project to manufacture pulp for papermaking using cellulose extracted from the straw through a proprietary process developed by Sustainable Fiber Technologies, a new technology. E3’s report was used to support financing of the Project and construction is now underway and E3 is providing construction monitoring services.

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New Cold Storage Warehouse under construction.

New Cold Storage Warehouse, Washington

E3 was retained by project lenders to prepare an Independent Engineering report to support the construction financing of a new state-of-the-art automated cold storage warehouse in Tacoma, WA.  The 210,000-square foot facility can handle over 100,000 pallets of frozen food using highly automated conveyors and robotic cranes.  E3’s scope included reviewing the project design, construction cost estimate, major construction and equipment purchase contracts, permitting requirements and the financial projections.  E3 also monitored construction progress and certified completion for the lenders.

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Paul Plath, P.E.