News Release: NY CREATES Issues Request for Proposals for Project to Expand Albany NanoTech Complex
For Immediate Release: Monday, May 16, 2022
Proposed Site Expansion Includes Construction of 50,000 Square-Feet of New Cleanrooms, 400 Space Parking Garage, and Updates to Important Infrastructure
The New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering and Science (NY CREATES) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to expand the Albany Nanotech Complex, which will enable new and current partners to grow operations in New York and further advance the state-of-the-art research and development, education, and technology commercialization taking place at the Complex.
The RFP was issued on Monday, May 16, 2022, and seeks services for the design and construction of new clean rooms, parking structures, pedestrian walkways, and other facilities at the Albany Nanotech Complex.
“The semiconductor industry is poised for significant growth and by expanding the Albany Nanotech Complex, we can ensure New York is well-positioned to attract new and growing industry partners,” said David Anderson, President of NY CREATES. “Our existing cleanrooms are fully occupied and we have several partners looking to increase their footprint in New York. With major Federal investments in the semiconductor industry likely on the way, now is the time to build NanoFab Reflection and other infrastructure in order to meet the future need for more capacity.”
“SUNY Poly is acting as the lead agency for SEQR (New York's State Environmental Quality Review Act process) in cooperation with NY CREATES, and together, we look forward to the opening of the new fab, “NanoFab Reflection,” which will facilitate the types of academic-industry research, development, and commercialization partnerships that support Governor Kathy Hochul’s innovation-based vision,” said SUNY Poly Acting President Dr. Tod A. Laursen. “By continuing to enhance SUNY Poly’s experiential learning opportunities in the critical areas of nanoscale science and nanoscale engineering, this effort will continue fostering New York State’s long-term standing as the nation’s high-tech hub for advanced chip research.”
The 1.65 million-square-foot Albany Nanotech Complex has 152,000 square feet of cleanroom space, all of which is currently occupied by NY CREATES or industry partners including Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron (TEL), and IBM. The site is ready for expansion in order to accommodate the growth of both existing and new partners. Additionally, with the potential for a significant Federal investment in the Albany Nanotech Complex and the semiconductor industry, the site is in a position to increase its capacity to meet future demand.
This proposed project includes the design and construction of a new cleanroom which will be located south of the existing NanoFab X Cleanroom buildings. Key components of the site expansion project include:
· NanoFab Reflection (NFR) – a new building will be constructed with approximately 50,000 square feet of finished cleanroom fab. Multiple semiconductor tenants are anticipated to occupy this building.
· An expansion for the existing HPM storage building.
· The replacement of two existing electrical transformers with larger power transformers to increase overall power capacity.
· A new four-level covered parking structure designed and constructed to accommodate 400 +/- new parking spaces, including 30 spots equipped with electric vehicle charging stations, to accommodate displaced existing surface parking. Provide vertical transportation to meet ADA requirements.
Additional information for interested bidders can be found on the New York State Contract Reporter and is available here. Responses are due by July 11, 2022, at 3PM.
About NY CREATES
NY CREATES serves as New York’s bridge to the advanced electronics industry. As the primary resource for fostering public-private and academic partnerships in New York State, NY CREATES attracts and leads industry-connected innovation and commercialization projects that secure significant investment, advance R&D in emerging technologies, and generate the jobs of tomorrow. NY CREATES runs some of the most advanced facilities in the world, boasts more than 2,700 industry experts and faculty, and manages public and private investments of more than $20 billion – placing it at the global epicenter of high-tech innovation and commercialization. Learn more at www.NY-CREATES.org.
About SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly)
SUNY Poly is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience programs at its Albany campus, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, game design, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica campus; thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts billions of dollars in high-tech investments and hundreds of corporate partners since its inception. For information visit www.sunypoly.edu.