Quanta Services Selected for Construction of a 20 MW Utility- Scale Solar Facility by Samsung C&T America

Facility expected to create jobs and deliver green energy to California

Oct 26, 2011, 06:05 ET from Quanta Services, Inc.

HOUSTON, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR) today announced that it has secured a contract to provide comprehensive engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the Atwell Island Solar Generation Facility Project. The project is a 20 megawatt utility-scale solar installation for SPS Atwell LLC, a project company partly owned by Samsung C&T America, Inc. Located near the city of Alpaugh in Tulare County, Calif., the project was developed by Samsung C&T America and is expected to be a significant contributor to the local community through the creation of local jobs and the generation of clean, renewable power.  

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"We look forward to showcasing our industry-leading EPC capabilities on this project, and are excited to play a significant role in making this project for Samsung a success," said Jim O'Neil, president and chief executive officer of Quanta Services.

Engineering of the project is underway with construction expected to start by the end of October with project completion anticipated in August 2012.

About Quanta Services

Quanta Services is a leading specialized contracting services company, delivering infrastructure solutions for the electric power, natural gas and pipeline and telecommunication industries. The company's comprehensive services include designing, installing, repairing and maintaining network infrastructure nationwide. Additionally, Quanta licenses point-to-point fiber optic telecommunications infrastructure in select markets and offers related design, procurement, construction and maintenance services. With operations throughout North America, Quanta has the manpower, resources and expertise to complete projects that are local, regional, national or international in scope.  

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Kip Rupp

Saejong Lee

Stephanie Schneider

Samsung America

Quanta Services, Inc.



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