Mortenson will lead engineering, procurement and development work on a mixed three GW photo voltaic and storage undertaking in California.
Renewable vitality developer Terra-Gen contracted Mortenson to start work on the Edwards & Sanborn photo voltaic and vitality storage undertaking in Kern County. Edwards & Sanborn will encompass 1,118 MW of photo voltaic capability and a couple of,165 MWh of vitality storage.
Terra-Gen referred to as it the biggest undertaking of this type.
“Selecting the fitting companion to execute a undertaking of this scale coupled with leading edge battery expertise was paramount for Terra-Gen, and Mortenson was a pure match,” mentioned Brian Gorda, Terra-Gen’s vice chairman of Engineering. “Terra-Gen is happy to push the to new heights and construct a plant that gives vitality for all hours of demand.”
The Edwards & Sanborn undertaking is situated close to a number of working wind and photo voltaic initiatives in Kern County, California. Mortenson is the total EPC contractor on each the photo voltaic and vitality storage scopes.
“The Edwards & Sanborn photo voltaic and vitality storage undertaking is industry-changing and through this difficult 2020 will redefine the affect these programs could have on our clear vitality future,” mentioned Trent Mostaert, Mortenson’s vice chairman and normal supervisor of Solar. “We are proud to mix our photo voltaic and vitality storage design and development experience with Terra-Gen’s improvement capabilities to ship a world-class vitality facility.”
At peak development, greater than 700 folks will likely be employed on-site on the undertaking. Construction will start within the first quarter with completion anticipated by the fourth quarter of 2022.
Solar manufacturing on the positioning will make the most of greater than 2.5 million modules to supply sufficient vitality to energy 260,000 houses in California and vitality storage will make the most of greater than 110,000 lithium-ion battery modules.
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