Mortenson begins building 86-MW solar park in Georgia state

52-MW solar park in Hazlehrust, Georgia. Source: Green Power EMC

May 5 (Renewables Now) - Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Mortenson has commenced work on an 86-MW solar power plant in the US state of Georgia under a contract awarded by Silicon Ranch Corporation.

Mortenson is building the facility in the unincorporated community of Denton in Jeff Davis County, the southeastern part of the state. Its scope of work includes civil, foundations, racking, modules, inverters, electrical collection systems and balance of systems hardware. The firm said it is looking to hire over 275 workers from the local area for this project.

Construction work is seen to be finalised by the end of the year.

Silicon Ranch, which is the US solar platform for Shell, will sell the power generated by the completed plant to Green Power EMC, a not-for-profit cooperative that supplies 38 Georgia Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs).

The Shell unit already has three other solar parks in the same Georgia county with a combined capacity of 112 MW.

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