Ormat Technologies Signs EPC Contract with Enel Green Power North America for Cove Fort Geothermal Power Plant Project

Jul 16, 2012, 01:30 ET from Ormat Technologies, Inc.

RENO, Nev., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Ormat Nevada Inc., concluded and signed a $61.4 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Enel Green Power North America. Under the EPC contract, Ormat will provide two air-cooled Ormat Energy Converters at Enel's Cove Fort geothermal power plant project in southern Utah. 

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As previously announced on April 25, 2012, the parties have entered into an interim agreement in the amount of approximately $9 million to ensure timely completion of the project. Now that the full EPC contract has been executed, Ormat's product backlog announced May 8, 2012 increased by an additional $52 million to a total of approximately $260 million, most of which is expected to be recognized as revenues through 2013.

"This development will incorporate Ormat's low-operating-cost design and our consistent project completion standards," said Yoram Bronicki, president and COO of Ormat.  "We've had great success in deploying similar equipment to a myriad of projects worldwide and we intend to continue reinforcing this track record in established and new markets."

About Ormat Technologies

Ormat Technologies, Inc. is the only vertically integrated company primarily engaged in the geothermal and recovered energy power business. The company designs, develops, owns and operates geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants around the world. Additionally, the Company designs, manufactures and sells geothermal and recovered energy power units and other power-generating equipment, and provides related services. The company has more than four decades of experience in the development of environmentally-sound power, primarily in geothermal and recovered-energy generation. Ormat products and systems are covered by 80 U.S. patents. Ormat has engineered and built power plants, that it currently owns or has supplied to utilities and developers worldwide, totaling approximately 1470 MW of gross capacity. Ormat's current generating portfolio includes the following geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants: in the United States - Brady, Brawley, Heber, Jersey Valley, Mammoth, Ormesa, Puna, Steamboat, Tuscarora, OREG 1, OREG 2, OREG 3 and OREG 4; in Guatemala - Zunil and Amatitlan; in Kenya – Olkaria III; and, in Nicaragua - Momotombo.

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Ormat Technologies Contact:       

  Investor Relations Contact:

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  Todd Fromer / Rob Fink


  KCSA Strategic Communications


  212-896-1215 (Todd) /212-896-1206 (Rob)




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