The National Bio and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF, will be America's foremost animal disease research facility. It's being constructed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The $1.25 billion facility is a biosafety level-4 laboratory and will replace the aging Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York. NBAF is expected to be operational by 2022-2023.
After a three-year site selection process, Manhattan, Kansas, was selected as the location for NBAF. The facility is under construction on Kansas State University's Manhattan campus and is adjacent to the university's Biosecurity Research Institute. This strategic location places NBAF near important veterinary, agricultural, and biosecurity research and expertise.
Recently we have been awarded the Dominion CovePoint Liquefaction Expansion Project. We are very excited to partner with Kiewit and CleaverBrooks on this project. The project includes an on-site 130-megawatt power plant, a 60-foot-tall permanent sound wall, and storage units. The proposed $3.8 billion investment to add natural gas liquefaction and export facilities to the existing site are simply a new phase for Cove Point, one that will significantly benefit the community and the economy.