Solar plant that was delivered ‘100% digitally’ operational

Bechtel has announced that the Cutlass Solar 2 project in Fort Bend, Texas, US, is complete and generating electricity at full capacity for the first time, sending enough clean and renewable energy to the grid to power 40,000 homes.

Solar energy The 218 Megawatt solar facility comprises almost half a million solar panels spanning 1,100 acres

Bechtel’s digital execution hub used at Cutlass Solar 2 enabled 100% digital delivery through software integration. The hub gathers data directly from equipment in the field and feeds the data into an interactive map-based visualization.

At peak construction, more than 300 people were employed on the site. Approximately 30% of professional staff and 15% of the project’s craft professionals were women, representing two and a half times the industry average.

The 218 Megawatt (MW) solar facility delivered for Sabanci Climate Technologies comprises almost half a million solar panels spanning 1,100 acres and the project will save an estimated 600,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year.

“We’re delighted to get Cutlass Solar 2 to maximum capacity to provide more renewable power for Texans, support America’s energy transition, and help achieve the Lone Star State’s goal to become the nation’s largest producer of solar power,” said Scott Austin, Bechtel General Manager of Renewables & Clean Power.

“Bechtel is proud to partner with Sabanci Climate Technologies in their pursuit to make clean, renewable energy more accessible to the people of Texas.”

Bechtel: ‘The future of construction is digital’ Bechtel highlights how they are utilising technology on the Cutlass Solar project in Texas, US

To meet the project’s ambitious schedule, Bechtel employed data-driven automation, survey robots, machine-controlled equipment, drones.

Bechtel will soon begin constructing the Oriana Solar facility for Sabanci Climate Technologies in Victoria County, Texas. Oriana Solar is expected to produce enough clean energy to power more than 34,000 homes.


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