A renewable energy company in North America, Arevon Energy, has selected Bechtel to design and construct a new 190 MWac solar project in Posey County, Indiana.
The solar facility is not only expected to produce enough clean energy to power more than 25,000 Indiana homes but will also allow CenterPoint Energy to provide clean power to more than 150,000 electric customers in Southwest Indiana. The project is expected to contribute $1.2 million to Posey County’s GDP annually, once completed.
While Bechtel will be delivering engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and project management to the turnkey solar project, it will also engage the regional supply chain in Indiana and the surrounding states during the execution of the project.
Additionally, Bechtel plans to appoint more than 300 people from the local area, including electricians, operators, safety professionals, solar installers, and general laborers. The company will also implement on-the-job training programs for local community residents during construction.
“Bechtel offered a high-quality, competitive solution, and we saw intrinsic value in their in-house engineering capability [and] self-perform delivery approach to help us deliver this important project to CenterPoint Energy,” said Justin Johnson, Arevon’s Chief Operating Officer.