Jeff Bezos

Blue Origin

A company founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will break ground on a plant to build a new rocket engine in north Alabama later this week.

Al.com reports Blue Origin's groundbreaking is set for Friday in Huntsville.

The plant will manufacture Blue Origin's BE-4 engine, which will power the next generation of rockets produced by United Launch Alliance in Decatur.

The engine will be powered by liquid oxygen and liquefied natural gas. The engine will also power Blue Origin's next-generation New Glenn rocket. That rocket is currently under development.