Construction jobs coming to Sparrows Point

SKW Constructors plans to hire up to 100 people to construct concrete tubes and fans at the Sparrows Point Shipyard and Industrial park in


, according to

Baltimore County

economic development officials.

Subcontractors are expected to hire additional people to work on the project, including carpenters, mechanics, surveyors and truck drivers, the county said.

"This project is a huge boost in our efforts to bring new businesses and new jobs back to Sparrows Point," Baltimore County Executive

Kevin Kamenetz

said in a statement. "SKW has found a perfect location for heavy industrial construction and the timing couldn't be better for former steelworkers looking for new jobs that match their skills."

The large, reinforced concrete tubes and fans will be employed in a tunnel project in

Hampton Roads

, Va.


SKW "already has awarded subcontracts to 57 Baltimore metro area companies valued at nearly $5 million," according to the county's statement, but will be looking for additional subcontractors.

The Baltimore County Department of Economic Development and SKW have scheduled an information session for potential subcontractors and job seekers on Feb. 28 at the

Community College of Baltimore County




"We look forward to working with SKW and our partners in Baltimore County to help match the many dedicated Sparrows Point workers with new jobs and opportunities," said

Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development

Secretary Dominick Murray.