Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation.

Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and its propane subsidiary, Sharp Energy, Inc., have started construction on a new Sharp Energy headquarters building and propane autogas fueling station in Georgetown, Del.

The 18,000-square-foot building, located at 22945 East Piney Grove Road, is intended to provide central location for both customers and employees and consolidate Sharp Energy’s operations. With the construction of the facility, Sharp Energy aims to house its retail and supply functions in one location, increase its storage capacity, and create a centralized public dispensing center for propane autogas.

The anticipated completion date is spring 2016, and the project is expected to create up to 70 construction jobs, Sharp Energy said.

Sharp Energy distributes propane to approximately 37,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.