ECC Renewables awarded first-of-its-kind $7 billion US Army geothermal energy contract
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013
BURLINGAME, Calif., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ECC Renewables, LLC (ECC) is one of five contractors selected for a $7 billion joint total acquisition value Unrestricted Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for geothermal energy by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville.
Under the 10-year contract, ECC will compete for projects to develop, construct, finance, own, and operate geothermal energy projects on Department of Defense installations located throughout the US under long-term (20+ year) power purchase agreements using private sector financing. Geothermal technologies utilize the internal heat of the earth as a power source, including ground source heat pump systems and deep well geothermal systems.
"We see an increase in demands and Congressional mandates placed on Federal agencies and all branches of the US Military to implement renewable and alternative energy solutions for the future," stated Paul Sabharwal, ECC Chairman of the Board. "ECC is proud to utilize this contract to help the US Army come one step closer to meeting those goals."
This award marks the first of four renewable and alternative energy technologies being awarded this year under the $7 billion MATOC.
Awards for solar, wind, and biomass technologies will be awarded through the end of 2013.
"ECC is ideally suited to pursue these types of contracts," continued Mr. Sabharwal. "We have the right mix of development, financing, engineering, and construction resources, capabilities, and experience, combined with the passion, leadership, and trusted partnering approach needed to succeed."
Founded in 1985, ECC is an employee-owned company that provides a complete range of services to support its clients' missions, including energy, design-build, construction, environmental remediation, military munitions response, and international development. ECC has completed more than $5.5 billion in construction, energy, and environmental projects for the US Departments of Defense, Energy, and State, as well as the Agency for International Development and other international agencies.