August 8, 2013 - AMEC has been awarded a multi-million dollar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Sempra U.S. Gas & Power to design and construct its Copper Mountain Solar 3 project near Las Vegas, Nevada.
Copper Mountain Solar 3 is the third phase of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power's landmark Copper Mountain Solar complex. Situated on about 1,400 acres of land, Copper Mountain Solar 3 will tap into the intense desert sun in Boulder City, Nevada to produce clean energy.
Construction on the 250MW solar project has already begun and will create over 300 jobs and 12 permanent operations jobs. Slated for completion in 2015, Copper Mountain Solar 3 will be capable of generating enough electricity to power approximately 80,000 homes.
Simon Naylor, AMEC's Group President, Americas said: "This contract award fully aligns with our Vision 2015 growth strategy, which includes strengthening our focus on renewable and clean energy. Building on our growing solar position in the US, it demonstrates our ability to leverage our global design, engineering and project management expertise to deliver projects for our customers."
Tim Gelbar, President of AMEC's Power & Process Americas business added: "Being selected to deliver this project is significant for AMEC, recognizing our experience as a leading EPC service provider and our strong performance successfully delivering complete solutions for solar developments, safely and sustainably."
"The Copper Mountain Solar complex is among the largest photovoltaic facilities in the US and we look forward to partnering with AMEC," said 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 250MW of clean, emission-free energy to our renewable energy portfolio."