Fluor Corporation plans 170 MW PV project in California18. September 2012 | Applications & Installations, Industry & Suppliers | By: Becky Beetz
Fluor Corporation has been awarded an EPC contract to construct a 170 MW photovoltaic plant in southern California by Centinela Solar Energy, LLC, a member of the LS Power Group. It is scheduled to be online by mid-2014.
The U.S.-based company will construct the plant in 2 phases, worth 125 MW and 45 MW, respectively, in Imperial County. It added that it has received full notice-to-proceed with the first phase.
Furthermore, according to a statement released, all major permits have been received, and Centinela has closed the required project financing. A 20 year power purchase agreement has also been signed with San Diego Gas & Electric for the generated electricity, which is expected to be enough to power over 60,000 homes.
When complete, it is expected that the project will be one of the first to be connected to the newly constructed Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Line. Construction on the line began in 2010 and was completed this June.
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