BREWER (AP) – A Maine construction company is expanding to the site of a former paper mill, where it will build equipment and buildings for a Port Arthur, Texas, oil refinery due for completion in 2010.

Maine Gov. John Baldacci and other dignitaries were scheduled to attend Cianbro Corp.’s formal opening of the Brewer site that was formerly occupied by Eastern Fine Paper.

Cianbro redeveloped the site on the banks of the Penobscot River, where it plans to produce equipment for the $5 billion expansion of the Texas refinery by Motiva Enterprises, a joint venture between Shell Oil Co. and Saudi Aramco.

Cianbro’s new site is expected to produce 50 large modules weighing 500 tons each.

The Pittsfield-based company’s new site is expected to employ 500 skilled workers.

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