Ivanpah Solar Project Reaches Halfway Mark & Peak of Construction Employment

August 20, 2012 - PLA Praised for Delivering as Promised - The $2.2 billion Ivanpah Solar Project in the Mojave Desert is halfway done, and has reached its peak construction employment with more than 2,000 construction workers now on the job, BrightSource Energy and construction partner Bechtel has announced.

The announcement praised the results of the PLA between BrightSource, Bechtel, the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, and the Building and Construction Trades Council of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, as the project is well on its way to being completed on-time and on-budget, to the highest standards of quality.

“The scale and complexity of the Ivanpah project presented first-of-a-kind construction challenges that required innovative thinking and execution at every level,” said Jim Ivany, president of Bechtel’s Renewable Power business.

The project will provide $400 million in local and state revenues, and produce $650 million in wages. When completed in 2013, the 370-megawatt project will nearly double the amount of solar thermal electricity produced in the United States.

The entire announcement can be found here:





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