Fluor's primary objective was to assist the Client in accomplishing its operational and business goal of completing the first Oasis plant installation effectively. Having supported the Client in a number of areas since 2009, Fluor was selected to assist in the realization of this new 20-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant power plant.
To keep the schedule on track, the project team carefully managed all logistical concerns, including the delivery and installation of 66,000 PV solar panels mounted on thousands of tracker systems, the coordinated construction effort of driving more than 13,000 piers and other challenges associated with constructing during the hot Arizona summer.
Arizona's sunny climate and vast undeveloped land provided an ideal setting for the SunCrossing solar PV power plant. The project not only stimulated the local economy by using local resources and companies during construction, but will continue to provide power to local residents and schools at a fixed price for the next five years.