Copper Mountain Solar 3 is the third phase of Sempra US Gas & Power’s Copper Mountain Solar complex, currently one of the largest photovoltaic (PV) solar plants in the US., Copper Mountain Solar 3 stands on about 1,400 acres of land and will tap into the desert sun in Boulder City, Nevada.
Construction on the 250MW solar project 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.”