McLEAN, USA: Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has been awarded a prime contract by Terra Gen Sierra Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Terra-Gen Power, a renewable energy company focused on geothermal, wind and solar generation, to engineer, procure and construct a binary geothermal power plant in Churchill County, NV adjacent to the existing Dixie Valley geothermal facility.
The contract is valued at more than $14 million, and the project is scheduled for completion by January of 2012. Work will be performed by SAIC's wholly owned, design-build subsidiary, The Benham Companies LLC.
Geothermal energy is a renewable source of electricity. It is a clean, environmentally friendly, sustainable method of electrical power generation. Under the contract, SAIC will provide design-build services to deliver a new 6.6 megawatt binary plant manufactured by Turbine Air Systems, a Houston, Texas, based company.
"Geothermal power plants are cost effective, reliable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. The adoption of this technology is key to achieving our country's sustainability goals," said J.T. Grumski, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. "We look forward to delivering a quality facility to Terra Gen, and further demonstrating SAIC's expertise in the geothermal renewable energy market."