Volkswagens 770 million plant in Tennessee at the Enterprise South Industrial Park is set to include a tank farm and utilities plant worth 27.6 million.
Officials said that state funding will account for among 54 million in items at the plant.
The Bresdesen administration has pledged the 54 million for the major Chattanooga facility, and State officials are expected to go to the bond market to issue the sum. The plan is due to open in 2011.
The tank farm will operate as a storage facility for the fluids (engine oil, petrol, diesel, cooling fluids) to be added to finished cars.
The utilities plant is a central facility in the plant where hot water, chilled water, cold water and compressed air for all processes in the factory are generated. The utilities plant also contains the tanks for the sprinkler system.
The low bidder for constructing the energy plant was DF Chase of Nashville. The bid was 2,525,987. There were 11 bidders in all with a high bid of 3,289,275.