From:   August 30, 2017

Bay Ltd. Wins First Major Contracts for GCGV manufacturing plant

Work starts with Hurricane Harvey cleanup efforts

PORTLAND, TEXAS – The Gulf Coast Growth Ventures Project, through Amec Foster Wheeler as Engineering, Procurement and Construction contractor, has awarded Bay Ltd the first two major subcontracts for the proposed GCGV Project in Gregory-Portland. But before any site work begins, ExxonMobil and SABIC are directing financial assistance to Bay Ltd. to provide heavy equipment and local workers to Gregory, Portland, Ingleside and surrounding cities for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

“My heart goes out to the Coastal Bend area people and fellow Texas residents affected by this catastrophic event,” said Bill Cheek, ExxonMobil project executive for the GCGV project. “Our focus is on supporting first responders who are working around the clock on major cleanup following Hurricane Harvey. We are working through Bay Ltd. to provide services where it makes the biggest difference.”

Bay Ltd. CEO Edward Martin says his company has been doing business locally for more than 60 years. And while he’s excited about the opportunity to work on the GCGV manufacturing project, his priority right now is helping communities most impacted by the storm.

“We are heartbroken at the damage this hurricane has inflicted on the Coastal Bend and the devastation it created in so many lives.  Our team and our equipment is on the way to help Gregory, Portland, Ingleside and neighboring communities,” said Martin.

Jim Ellis, SABIC’s Senior General Manager, Global Engineering said, “Hurricane Harvey has forever changed the communities along the Gulf Coast. It’s companies like Bay Ltd., working with our local leaders, that will help everyone impacted make it through this difficult time.”

When their clean-up efforts are over, Bay Ltd. will handle the main civil and site maintenance work on the proposed GCGV project site, bringing jobs to the local economy. Amec Foster Wheeler awarded both major subcontracts for the work to Bay Ltd. This subcontract is the first of many contracts Amec Foster Wheeler will be awarding for initial on-site work to build a manufacturing facility of this nature.

More opportunities for work on the GCGV project will continue to be available in the coming months and years as it will take many local workers and businesses to contribute as the project progresses.

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About Gulf Coast Growth Ventures
ExxonMobil and SABIC are proposing to build a plastics manufacturing facility in San Patricio County, Texas. The project, Gulf Coast Growth Ventures, is a unique opportunity created by the abundance of low cost U.S. natural gas. ExxonMobil and SABIC bring unmatched expertise to this project, having worked together in petrochemical ventures for more than 35 years.  If the project proceeds, economic forecasts indicate the multi-billion dollar investment would create significant benefits for the state, generating thousands of jobs and stimulating positive economic growth.

About the Good Neighbor Program
ExxonMobil and SABIC are industry leaders in working with communities and implementing sustainable programs based on local needs. Representatives of the Gulf Coast Growth Ventures Project have held more than 100 outreach meetings with local organizations, chambers, governments, civic groups and neighborhoods. We have listened to questions, concerns and input from local residents, and we continue to meet with members of the community every day. The Good Neighbor Program addresses the issues that local residents expressed as the most important through four key components: Health & Safety, Education & Workforce, Quality of Life and Environmental Stewardship.