Arlington Valley Solar Energy II LLC (AVSE II), a member of LS Power Group, has awarded Fluor Corp. an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, as well as a separate contract for ongoing operations and maintenance (O&M) services, for a 125 MW solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Maricopa County, Ariz.
Fluor has received full notice to proceed and booked the undisclosed EPC project value into backlog in the fourth quarter of 2011.
The AVSE II project is located on approximately 1,160 acres, and has all of the major permits secured. AVSE II has closed financing for the project and has executed the power purchase agreement for the facility's entire power output.
Engineering and procurement is under way from Fluor's Southern California operations center. The facility is expected to achieve full commercial operation by the end of 2013.