Roy Anderson Corp. to Build the Mississippi Aquarium
December 21, 2017
GULFPORT, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC), a leading civil, building and specialty construction company, today announced that Roy Anderson Corp. (RAC), the Company’s Gulf Coast building subsidiary, has been selected by the Gulfport Redevelopment Commission and approved by the Gulfport City Council to build the Mississippi Aquarium. Located at 2100 East Beach Boulevard, on 5.8 acres of beachfront property in downtown Gulfport, the Mississippi Aquarium will elevate Gulfport and the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast to a family-friendly premier tourist destination, inspiring significant private sector development from hotels, entertainment and restaurants, which would all benefit all of Mississippi.
The contract value is approximately $52 million, and the project scope of work includes construction of six aquarium buildings that comprise the Aquarium’s distinctive campus-style design, interior and outdoor exhibits, and installation of key structures, including entry fountains that will feature sails 65 feet tall. Work is expected to begin in early 2018 with a facility opening currently planned in late 2019 / early 2020. The contract value will be included in the Company’s fourth quarter 2017 backlog.
More information about the Mississippi Aquarium can be found HERE.