Chesapeake Utilities Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Sharp Energy Inc., have broken ground on a new Sharp Energy headquarters, which will be the future site of a propane autogas fueling station, in Georgetown, Del.
The new, 18,000-square-foot building at 22945 E. Piney Grove Rd. will provide a convenient, central location for both customers and employees and will consolidate Sharp Energy's operations.
With the new facility, Sharp Energy will be able to house its retail and supply functions in one location, increase its storage capacity and create a centralized public dispensing center for propane autogas.
Sharp Energy says the station will support the company's environmental initiatives in supplying clean-burning propane to fuel the rapidly growing number of fleet vehicles in the area that now run on the alternative fuel.
The anticipated completion date is spring 2016, and the project is anticipated to create up to 70 construction jobs.