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Bechtel Receives Notice to Proceed for World-Class Solar Facility

  • 02 November 2011
    FREDERICK, Maryland
  • Americas, Concentrated Photovoltaic, Concentrated Solar, Engineering, Procurement & Construction, Press Release

Company Providing EPC Services for California Valley Solar Ranch

Bechtel has received Full Notice to Proceed for construction of the California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) project, one of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plants being built in the world. Bechtel is providing engineering, procurement, and construction services for the 250 megawatt (MW) facility located in San Luis Obispo County, north of Los Angeles.

"Upon completion, the California Valley Solar Ranch will produce clean, renewable energy to meet the power needs of approximately 100,000 homes. Equally important, it will be built with minimal impact to the land and habitat," said Ian Copeland, president of Bechtel’s Renewable Power division. "We are honored that SunPower Corporation selected Bechtel to deliver this world-class, large-scale solar facility that will advance the renewable energy industry."

Bechtel began working on the site in August under a Limited Notice to Proceed agreement. Construction of the facility is scheduled to take approximately two years.

Bechtel is a leader in the renewable power industry. In addition to its work on CVSR, the company is currently building the Ivanpah project in the Mojave Desert which is the largest concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) facility ever undertaken.

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Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.  

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