Fluor Advances Arizona’s Solar Leadership with 125MW Solar Energy Facility

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Fluor Corporation completes the Arlington Valley Solar Energy II facility for LS Power Group. The 125MW facility is located on 1,160 acres of land in Maricopa County, Arizona. According to LS Power, the project helps make Arizona one of the leading states in solar panel installation.

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) has completed the Arlington Valley Solar Energy II (AVSE II) facility for a unit of privately held LS Power Group. The 125MW facility is located on 1,160 acres in Maricopa County, Arizona. According to LS Power, the project helps make Arizona one of the leading states in solar panel installation.

Engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of the project took about two years. Fluor’s engineers in the company’s Irvine, California, office designed the facility. The company installed more than 600,000 PV panels and pulled 6 million feet of cable. In May of this year, the project began initial delivery of electric energy.

“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. 

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.

According to Reuters, LS has said it will sell the entire output of the solar farm to San Diego Gas & Electric, a unit of California power company Sempra Energy, as part of a long-term sales agreement.