US Army awards USD 600m in energy conservation contracts
Oct 2, 2013 - The US Army Corps of Engineers said on Tuesday it had awarded a USD-600-million (EUR 444m) shared capacity contract to 11 firms offering design/build support for energy and energy conservation globally.
The shortlisted companies will be responsible for the design and construction of renewable and conventional energy plants, including solar power and thermal installations, geothermal heating and cooling systems and heating, ventilation and air conditioning replacement as well as lighting retrofits. The awardees will carry out design, construction and construction-related works for a base period of one year and four option years.
The list of companies that have won government funding includes AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, energy efficiency and renewables specialist Ameresco Inc (NYSE:AMRC) and Ireland-based power management company Eaton Corp (NYSE:ETN).
The US Army Corps of Engineers noted that the USD-600-million deal is not part of the USD-7-billion Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) that the US Department of Defence (DOD) is awarding for renewable energy capacity.
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