California Energy Commission Selects Bureau Veritas as Delegate Chief Building Official for NextEra Energy Resources' Genesis Solar Energy Project

Oct 19, 2010, 10:30 ET from Bureau Veritas

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Bureau Veritas has been awarded a contract to serve as Delegate Chief Building Official (DCBO) for the Genesis Solar Energy Project in Riverside County, California.  As DCBO, Bureau Veritas will be providing plan review and code inspection services for the duration of the 30-month design and construction of the facility.  The Genesis Solar Energy facility will be a 250-megawatt solar energy plant built, owned, and operated by NextEra, generating enough electricity to power nearly 88,000 homes.

"We're always pleased to work on projects that bring safe, clean, and reliable power to California," said Kevin Wedman, Vice President of Power and Utilities, Bureau Veritas.  "It is especially rewarding to be working on a project of this scale, which will employ close to 1,100 personnel during peak construction."

The Genesis Solar Energy Plant will be one of the largest solar energy plants in the nation.  The electricity will be generated solely by solar thermal technology, without the need for supplemental fuel for electricity production.  The result of this clean energy production technology will be an annual reduction of 330,000 tons of carbon dioxide.

"With NextEra building and operating this plant in California, Bureau Veritas is being teamed with the largest generator of renewable energy in North America, as well as a state that is in the forefront of clean energy production," stated Pedro Guimaraes, CEO of Bureau Veritas North America, Inc.  "We're excited to be a member of the team erecting this modern facility, and look forward to our involvement in providing clean, reliable energy to California."

Bureau Veritas is a global company specializing in the fields of quality assurance, health, safety, and environmental (QHSE) services.  Bureau Veritas' 47,000 employees across the globe provide industrial, technical, and local expertise that is unsurpassed.  With over 3,000 QHSE professionals in over 80 offices across the United States, and operations in over 1,000 offices in 140 countries, Bureau Veritas develops solutions that contribute to risk prevention and performance improvement to help organizations create long-term value through our technical and regulatory expertise.

SOURCE Bureau Veritas