• 22-OCT-2015

Cleanup Begins on 33-Acre Site of Future Wynn Everett Resort

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Boston-Based, Minority-Owned Charter Contracting Chosen As Contractor

LAS VEGAS—(October 22, 2015)—Wynn Resorts has announced that site remediation started this week on the 33-acre former chemical plant site that will become the $1.7 billion five-star Wynn Everett Resort. The waterfront site on the Mystic River was the location of several chemical plants through the decades and has been inaccessible to the public for more than 100 years.

Charter Contracting Company, LLC—a Boston-based, minority-owned firm—has been awarded the contract to conduct the initial phase of land cleanup, which will take approximately four months to complete. The multi-phase site remediation will cost an estimated $30 million in total. Wynn will pay the entire cost of the cleanup with no public funds being used.

“With the award of this contract, Wynn is about to erase more than a century of environmental neglect by converting a barren brownfield into a spectacular waterfront destination,” said Robert DeSalvio, president of Wynn Everett. “Wynn is exceeding the minimum cleanup requirements and demanding a great outcome. In Charter, we found a contractor that shares our appreciation for high-quality work. We’re further pleased to have been introduced to the company at a vendor fair event that Wynn hosted in partnership with several area chambers of commerce and other diverse business groups. It’s rewarding to see that our outreach to vendors is working.”

Headquartered in Boston and founded in 1997, Charter is a land remediation and civil construction company known for its work on high-visibility, complicated projects with multiple stakeholders. The company has consistently received national recognition from Engineering News Record as a Top 200 Environmental Firm.

“After a rigorous pre-qualification and proposal process, Charter is proud to join the Wynn project team as the environmental remediation contractor,” said Robert Delhome, president of Charter. “This complicated clean-up is the first step toward revitalizing this blighted urban parcel into a vibrant and productive space. Remediation of the contaminated site not only improves the  environment, but also benefits the region’s economy via Wynn’s use of Charter, which is a local firm. We look forward to meeting and exceeding Wynn’s high standards for safety, quality and
minimal negative impact on the local community.”

GZA, headquartered in Massachusetts, is the Licensed Site Professional for the project. The Commonwealth grants this official and licensed designation to contractors that advise on and oversee remediation efforts.