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09/10/10 — Ground broken for $900 million power plant

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Ground broken for $900 million power plant

By Steve Herring
Published in News on September 10, 2010 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/MICHAEL K. DAKOTA

Officials broke ground on a $900 million Progress Energy natural gas-fired power plant west of Goldsboro. The area will be renamed the H.F. Lee Energy Complex. The occasion brought local, state and national dignitaries to Goldsboro Thursday morning for the event. The project is expected to create 500 construction jobs and be completed by early 2013.

Preliminary site work is expected to begin next month on a project that will pump almost a billion-dollar investment into Wayne County. Local, state and national officials gathered Thursday morning at an overgrown field off Black Jack Church Road...

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