Tom O'Brien

Stephenville Mayor Tom O'Brien says activity on the ground should begin in four to six weeks. (CBC)

The Town of Stephenville is about to get an economic shot in the arm. 

Pennecon has been awarded a major contract for the Hebron project, and will fabricate components for the gravity-based structure at the Stephenville industrial facility.

Mayor Tom O'Brien said 55 to 60 jobs are expected to be created, including work for welders, pipefitters and support staff. 

Activity on the ground is anticipated to start in four to six weeks.