The plant, which will be constructed in Imperial Valley, south central California, will be one of the most important projects in the region. Abengoa has reached agreements with various local firms in order to promote the economic development of the region. The project is expected to create around 150 direct jobs during the design and development stages, as well as jobs with local subcontractors.
The contract, worth US$ 360 million, is due to be completed in 18 months and will come into operation progressively during the second half of 2013.
In line with Abengoa’s philosophy on sustainability and respect for the environment, the plant’s design will reduce atmospheric carbon emissions as well as generate significant energy and fuel savings.
Abengoa already has a presence in numerous states in the USA through its own offices and plants, such as the two solar-thermal power stations in the Arizona and Mojave deserts.