IRVING, Texas — Fluor Corp. says that Centinela Solar Energy,
LLC, a member of LS Power Group, has awarded it a lump-sum engineering,
procurement and construction (EPC) contract, as well as a separate contract for
ongoing operations and maintenance services for its new nominal 170-megawatt
solar photovoltaic (PV) facility located in Southern California.
been awarded both the 125-megawatt Phase 1 and the 45-megawatt Phase 2 of the
Centinela project and received full notice-to-proceed for Phase 1. Phase 2 is
expected to be released in the first quarter of 2013.
“This significant new win for Fluor further solidifies our
position as a leader in the solar power engineering and construction industry,”
says Dave Dunning, president of Fluor’s Power Group. “We look forward to
expanding our solar resume and delivering our second solar PV project
for LS Power. Fluor’s decades of project management expertise and our
financial strength demonstrates our ability to bring a turnkey solution to our
clients for their utility-scale solar developments.”
The Centinela project is located on approximately 1,600 acres
in Imperial County, Calif., approximately 90 miles east of San Diego,
and has all major permits secured for the project. This project will help meet
the regional need for renewable energy and will be one of the first major
projects to tie into the newly constructed Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Line.
Centinela Solar Energy has closed financing for the project and has 20-year
power purchase agreements with San Diego Gas & Electric for the
entire power output from the facility, enough electricity to power more than