Amec Foster Wheeler completes Copper Mountain Solar 3 project in Nevada, US

30 April 2015 (Last Updated April 30th, 2015 18:30)

UK's engineering firm Amec Foster Wheeler has completed construction of 250MW Copper Mountain Solar 3 project in Boulder City, Nevada, US.

Copper Mountain Solar 3

UK’s engineering firm Amec Foster Wheeler has completed construction of 250MW Copper Mountain Solar 3 project in Boulder City, Nevada, US.

The solar project is spread across nearly 1,400 acres of land and can generate enough renewable electricity to power 80,000 US households.

Cupertino Electric and Amec Foster Wheeler were the co-developers of the project, which is equipped with more than one million solar modules.

It represents the third phase of Copper Mountain Solar complex construction, which is jointly owned by Sempra US Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development (ConEdison Development).

Sempra US Gas & Power president and CEO Patti Wagner said: "Copper Mountain Solar 3 is our largest solar project to date."

"The solar project is spread across nearly 1,400 acres of land and can generate enough renewable electricity to power 80,000 US households."

The entire complex can generate 450MW of renewable power, which is enough to meet the energy requirements of 142,000 homes.

Amec Foster Wheeler Power & Process Americas president Tim Gelbar said: "Copper Mountain Solar 3 is the culmination of hard work and a great partnership with Sempra US Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development.

"This is a significant project in the solar market and we are delighted to deliver this prominent project, which demonstrates our growing position in renewables and clean energy as well as our ability to leverage our global design, engineering, and project management expertise to deliver projects for our customers."

Construction works for the project was initiated in 2013.

The development raises Sempra US Gas & Power’s jointly-owned operating solar power portfolio to 660MW.


Image: The 250MW Copper Mountain Solar 3 project has more than one million solar PV module installations. Photo: courtesy of Sempra US Gas & Power, LLC.