125-Megawatt Photovoltaic Facility is One of Largest in the World
IRVING, Texas--Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that after two years of engineering, procurement and construction work, it achieved substantial completion of the Arlington Valley Solar Energy II facility for Arlington Valley Solar Energy II, LLC (AVSE II), a member of LS Power Group. The 125-megawatt facility in Maricopa County, Arizona – among the world's largest photovoltaic farms – has already begun supplying clean, renewable energy to the region.
On May 1, 2013, the project announced the initial delivery of electric energy from the AVSE II facility. Fluor joined LS Power and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer at the site to celebrate the initial power milestone.
"This utility-scale solar project could not have been completed without the close cooperation between LS Power, the project stakeholders and Fluor's project execution team," said Matt McSorley, senior vice president of Fluor's Power business. "We're proud of the hard work of our engineering and construction teams, and we look forward to providing operations and maintenance services at the AVSE II facility."
"We are pleased that Fluor has completed the construction of AVSE II in a safe manner, and ahead of schedule," said John King, executive vice president of LS Power. "The project has benefitted from the efforts of countless contributors, and we'd like to thank them all."
The AVSE II facility sits on approximately 1,160 acres of land – the size of more than 500 football fields. The project helps make Arizona one of the leading states in solar panel installation.
Fluor's engineers in the company's Irvine, California, office were responsible for designing the facility. In completing the construction work, Fluor installed more than 600,000 PV panels and pulled 6 million feet of cable.
Fluor was initially awarded the lump-sum EPC contract in October 2011, and then received a follow-on award to provide operations and maintenance services for the facility for an additional five-year period.
About LS Power
LS Power is a power generation and transmission group with a proven track record of successful development activities, operations management and commercial execution. LS Power has been involved in the development, construction, or operations of over 28,000 MW of power generation throughout the United States. LS Power is actively developing both power generation and transmission infrastructure to serve the need for new generation and improve the aging transmission system. For more information, visit www.LSPower.com.
About Fluor Corporation
For more than 100 years, Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) has partnered with its clients to design, build and maintain many of the world's most challenging and complex capital projects. Through its global network of offices on six continents, more than 41,000 employees provide comprehensive capabilities and world-class expertise in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, fabrication, operations, maintenance and project management. Today, the company serves a global client base in the energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, operations & maintenance, manufacturing & life sciences, mining, power and transportation sectors. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 110 on the FORTUNE 500 list and had revenue of $27.6 billion in 2012. For more information, visit www.fluor.com and follow us on Twitter at @FluorCorp