19 Jun 2020

Wood Awarded US Solar Contracts

19 Jun 2020  by Energy Global   
Wood, a global engineering and consulting company, has secured two solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts from a US power and energy company worth over US$200 million.

Wood was selected following a competitive tender process and will be responsible for delivering two major solar projects in the US state of Virginia with a combined output of 190 MW.

The first project is a 120 MW solar facility in Pittsylvania County, expected to be operational in 2022.

The second project covers a 70 MW solar facility in Chesapeake and is expected to be operational in late 2021.

Both solar facilities also further Virginia’s Clean Economy Act, passed on 13 April 2020, which mandates that the state’s electricity be 100% carbon-free by 2050.

These awards follow a series of other recent contract wins including US$100 million of onshore wind projects, that will see Wood’s US renewables business double in size in 2020.

To date, Wood has delivered over 200 solar projects across the globe, including 35 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. In addition to its extensive engineering, procurement and construction track record, Wood has provided advisory solutions for over 13 years and developed ding guidelines for the renewables sector, including the IFC solar guidebook.

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