With the dilapidated 19th century buildings cleared, land de-grubbed, and nearly 4,000 piles installed, the new steel structures on the 50-acre Holtec Technology Campus (HTC) are now rising as a powerful symbol of Camden’s ascendance from industrial decay to the front row of manufacturing modernity. The photos below show glimpses of the ongoing construction at the HTC site, which will house a seven story office building, a cavernous heavy manufacturing facility, a reactor test loop (to prove out the safety of Holtec’s SMR-160 reactor) and sundry other buildings and structures. Hundreds of construction workers from the south Jersey region are building the HTC which will provide stable employment to hundreds and eventually thousands, of craftsmen when the facility opens in 2018. The campaign to recruit and train (as necessary) hundreds of shop workers from the local region with as many as possible from among Camden residents, is underway. The campus is on schedule to be commissioned by July 2018. “We view the rising silhouette of new structures on the Delaware River as a thrilling evidence of our resolve to help bring about urban renewal in Camden by creating a sustainable industrial base,” says Dr. Kris Singh, Holtec’s President and CEO.
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