Greentech Lead America: Bechtel, an engineering, project
management, and construction company, has received a contract from enXco, an
EDF Energies Nouvelles company, for the engineering, procurement, and
construction of the Catalina solar photovoltaic (PV) generating project in Kern
County in Southern California.
As per the agreement, Bechtel will build the 7.2 mile
transmission line to connect the facility to a nearby substation.
The 110 MW solar plant
spreads across 1,100 acres and will produce enough energy to power
approximately 35,000 homes. The construction will begin in May and expected to
complete in 2013.
“This large utility-scale project will help meet the
growing demand for a mix of renewable energy sources. This project draws upon
Bechtel’s experience in both the renewable energy and transmission markets, and
we look forward to working with enXco to make it a success,” said Jim
Ivany, president of Bechtel’s Renewable Power business group.
selects Solar Frontier solar modules for California power plant
Recently, Solar Frontier signed an agreement to supply
150 megawatts peak (MWp) of Solar Frontier’s CIS solar modules with enXco, an
EDF Energies Nouvelles Company.