Bechtel has won a contract to build a 272 MWdc solar facility for Sabanci Renewables in Fort Bend County, Texas.
The Fort Bend facility will be the first utility-scale solar project in the United States for Turkey’s Sabanci Renewables.
Bechtel will manage engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and project management for the Texas facility. Project construction will begin in the first quarter of 2023 with completion of the project expected in the second quarter of 2024.
The solar energy generated at Cutlass Solar Two will connect to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ Houston Zone, providing enough electricity to power approximately 40,000 homes with zero-carbon electricity, saving 600,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year.
Bechtel will engage regional vendors in Texas and the U.S. Gulf Coast states and implement training programs for local community residents.
Bechtel Enterprises, the company’s project development and financing arm, was instrumental in the development of the Cutlass Solar Two project.