Amec Foster Wheeler awarded contract for Kentucky’s largest solar facility
• Contract awarded by LG&E and KU
• 10-megawatts facility to host more than 45,000 solar panels
• Providing energy to 1,500 homes
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract by Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Company (KU) to design and construct Kentucky’s largest solar photovoltaic facility at LG&E and KU’s E.W. Brown Generating Station in Mercer County, Ky.
The 10-megawatt facility will occupy approximately 50 acres of the plant’s property and consist of more than 45,000 solar panels on a fixed-tilt rack system. The panels are projected to produce 19,000 megawatt hours of energy, enough to provide energy to 1,500 homes based on a usage of 1,000 kilowatt hours per month.
Construction of the facility is expected to be commercially operational by late spring of 2016. The process will require about 75 full-time construction jobs.
We are delighted LG&E and KU have entrusted us with the installation of their first commercial-scale solar facility.
Amec Foster Wheeler has delivered nearly 650-megawatts (MW) of solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects since 2008. We look forward to bringing our strong experience and local knowledge to deliver this important project.
The value of the contract has not been disclosed.
Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.
With pro-forma 2014 annualised scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 people in more than 55 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.
Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.
The Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies, are regulated utilities that serve a total of 1.2 million customers and have consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. LG&E serves 321,000 natural gas and 400,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. Kentucky Utilities serves 543,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia. More information is available at www.lge-ku.com and www.pplweb.com.
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