Bechtel selected to oversee construction of Indiana solar project
By Catrin Jones12 September 2023
Arevon Energy, Inc., a North American renewable energy firm, has chosen Bechtel to oversee the design and construction of a new 190 MWac solar venture in Posey County, Indiana, US.
The energy produced will be distributed by CenterPoint Energy and is expected to power over 25,000 homes in Indiana, while providing clean power to 150,000 electric customers in Southwest Indiana.
“We are thrilled to work with both Arevon and CenterPoint Energy to deliver a transformational renewable energy project to the people of Indiana,” said Scott Austin, Bechtel’s General Manager of Renewables & Clean Power.
Bechtel will be in charge of overseeing and completing the entire solar project, which includes engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and project management.
Throughout the construction phase, Bechtel will hire over 300 workers from the surrounding area, such as electricians, operators, safety professionals, solar installers, and general laborers. They will also provide on-the-job training programs for local residents.
Additionally, Bechtel will collaborate with the regional supply chain in Indiana and the nearby states during the project’s execution.
“We are delighted to be working with Bechtel, whose history of power plant construction and global reach are unparalleled,” said Justin Johnson, Arevon’s Chief Operating Officer.
“Bechtel offered a high-quality, competitive solution, and we saw intrinsic value in their in-house engineering capability, self-perform delivery approach, and innovative mindset to help us deliver this important project to CenterPoint Energy.”