The project is one of the largest photovoltaic ground mount installation in North America
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, July 17, 2012 — Unirac, Inc., has been awarded a contract by Bechtel Power Corporation to supply the ground mount system for the 110MW AC Catalina Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project in Kern County in Southern California.
The project is one of the largest photovoltaic ground mount installation in North America, projected to cover 1,100 acres and produce enough energy to power approximately 35,000 homes. Completion is scheduled for 2013.
"We are excited to work with Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction, on this important landmark project," said Peter Lorenz, CEO, Unirac. "Unirac has long been a leader in the residential and commercial markets. This award demonstrates that we have become the partner of choice for large, complex utility projects."
The Unirac team has years of experience supporting developers and EPC companies in the successful construction of large solar projects. The Unirac ground mount solution, specifically engineered for the Catalina Solar project, combines its successful ISYS™ Ground Mount 2.0 with custom racking, resulting in an optimized total installed cost.
"Close collaboration with our customers, superior engineering, and a commitment to execution allow us to reduce the total installed cost of utility projects," said Tony Borck, Senior Director for Commercial and Utility Group, Unirac. "Our team will ensure delivery over a three month period on a just in time and at the right time basis as demanded by our customer's schedule."
Unirac is North America's leading provider of solar mounting structures for residential, commercial and utility solar power systems. In addition to its work on the Catalina Solar Project, the company has provided mounting solutions for commercial and utility projects totaling more than 200 MWs in the past two years.
About Unirac, Inc.®
Unirac, a Hilti Group Company, is North America's leading provider of infrastructure for solar power systems. Recognized as an industry innovator on both the product and process side, Unirac is one of the fastest growing companies in the solar industry. Unirac has achieved certifications for both ISO 9001:2008 for QMS and ISO 14001:2004 for EMS. Its industrial-grade solar mount solutions meet ‘Made in America', ‘Buy American', ARRA and Ontario Power Authority FIT and microFIT criteria. For more information about Unirac, please visit http://www.unirac.com.
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex or how remote. Bechtel operates through five global business units that specialize in civil infrastructure; power generation, communications and transmission; mining and metals; oil, gas and chemicals; and government services.
Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 employees team with customers, partners and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 50 countries. www.bechtel.com.