Lien filed against Hu Honua Bioenergy by Hawaiian Dredging Construction, which is pulling the last of its workers from site of former Pepeekeo sugar mill in Hawaii that is being converted into 21.5-MW biomass power plant

LOS ANGELES , February 6, 2014 () – Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. Inc. has filed for a mechanic’s lien against Hu Honua Bioenergy, Pacific Business News reported on Feb. 4.

Hawaiian Dredging Construction President Bill Wilson said Hu Honua Bioenergy owes it more than US$35 million in unpaid bills.

The construction firm is currently in the process of pulling the last of its workers from the site of the former sugar mill in Pepeekeo that Hu Honua Bioenergy is converting into a 21.5-megawatt (MW) biomass power plant, anticipated to provide 10% of the island's energy needs, Wilson added.

Hawaiian Dredging Construction once had more than 100 workers at the site.

Hawaiian Dredging Construction still supports the project, and hopes that Hu Honua Bioenergy is able to secure financing, Wilson stressed.

Hu Honua Bioenergy Chief Executive Officer John Sylvia could not be reached for comment. He previously indicated that Hu Honua Bioenergy was planning to be operational during the fourth quarter of 2014.

The primary source of this article is Pacific Business News, Honolulu, Hawaii, on Feb. 4, 2014.

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