AECOM Wins Big in Vegas

Faraday Future has selected the firm to develop its new $500 million electric car manufacturing plant.

By Barbra Murray, Contributing Editor

Faraday Future, North Las Vegas Facility, courtesy of Faraday Future
Faraday Future, North Las Vegas Facility, courtesy of Faraday Future

Las VegasAECOM just landed a major assignment, and it’s one that will have the global infrastructure firm driving all the way to the bank. Faraday Future just chose AECOM to build its 3 million-square-foot electric car manufacturing plant in North Las Vegas. The value of the contract: $500 million.

AECOM will erect the facility, which carries a total development price tag of $1 billion, on a 940-acre site in Apex Industrial Park for all the world to see—and see through. The building will be awash in glass panels, designed to welcome visitors to take a look inside at cutting-edge mobility manufacturing. The property will feature viewing platforms, open and adaptable workspaces, courtyards and social areas and green attributes aplenty.

“A revolutionary approach to transportation requires an unprecedented manufacturing facility,” Michael Burke, chairman & CEO of AECOM, said in a prepared statement. “Our involvement taps our extensive automotive industry experience and our integrated approach to delivering challenging projects quickly.”

Volvo Car Group selected AECOM in October 2015 to spearhead delivery of a manufacturing plant in South Carolina, and BMW De Mexico tapped it for a project in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The company has decades-long relationships with car manufacturing companies ranging from Bentley Motors to Volkswagen.

AECOM is already on the ground at the Apex Industrial Park, executing demolition activity to make way for FF’s new plant.