U.K.-based engineering and project management company AMEC PLC has received a multimillion dollar engineering, procurement and construction contract by Sempra U.S. Gas & Power to design and construct its Copper Mountain Solar 3 project in Nevada.
Copper Mountain Solar 3 is the third phase of Sempra's Copper Mountain Solar complex in Boulder City, Nev. Construction on the 250 MW solar project, situated on about 1,400 acres, has already begun. Trina Solar says it is providing 1,133,550 dual-rated 72-cell PD14 solar modules for the project, which is scheduled for completion in early 2015.
The cities of Los Angeles and Burbank, Calif., will buy the electricity generated by Solar 3 under separate power purchase agreements with Sempra U.S. Gas & Power.
‘The Copper Mountain Solar complex is among the largest photovoltaic facilities in the U.S., and we look forward to partnering with AMEC,’ says Kevin C. Sagara, vice president of renewables for Sempra U.S. Gas & Power. ‘As a top solar developer in the US, we look forward to adding another 250-MW of clean, emission-free energy to our renewable energy portfolio.’