August 28, 2014 - Fluor Corporation has completed the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning for both phases of LS Power's new Centinela Solar Energy Facility. Located near El Centro, California, the 170MW photovoltaic solar project will provide clean, renewable energy in the southwestern U.S.
"The successful completion of this large solar facility is the result of a long-standing relationship and effective coordination between LS Power and Fluor," said Matt McSorley, president of Fluor's Power business. "We are especially proud of the project team's exemplary health, safety and environmental record."
"Fluor deserves to be congratulated for its successful completion of construction on the Centinela Solar Energy Facility," said John King, executive vice president of LS Power. "Having achieved this important milestone, Centinela will serve California and the region with clean, renewable energy for decades to follow."
The construction of the renewable energy project provided hundreds of jobs to workers in the Imperial Valley region of southern California. The construction team installed a total of more than 875,000 solar photovoltaic panels on the 1,600-acre site. Fluor completed the project safely, working more than 700,000 construction hours with no lost-time accidents. In addition to providing engineering, procurement and construction services, Fluor will also operate and maintain the facility for the next five years.