Construction company Fluor Corporation announced the ‘substantial completion’ of Arlington Valley Solar Energy II (AVSEII), a 125MW PV plant in Arizona, USA.
Fluor was awarded the contract for engineering, procurement and construction duties by Arlington Valley Solar Energy II, through AVSEII’s parent company LS Power.
The first, 19MW phase of AVSEII was completed earlier this year and came online at the beginning of May, after securing permits in February. Electricity will be sold under a long term power purchase agreement (PPA) to San Diego Gas & Electric.
Panel suppliers for the initial phase included Japan's Kyocera and South Korea's Hyundai, with over 600,000 PV panels used in total alongside over 1,828,800 of cable.
A lump sum EPC contract was awarded to Fluor in October 2011 ahead of financial close in December 2011. Fluor then received a further contract to provide operations and maintenance for the plant over five years. The plant was designed by engineers in Fluor’s Irving, California office.
There will ultimately be two separate large-scale projects built in the area, with Arlington Valley Solar Energy II to be complemented by Arlington Valley Solar Energy (AVSE), also 125MW. AVSEII is a 469 hectare site, while AVSE is slightly larger, at around 580 hectares. Both are in Maricopa County, south-central Arizona.