A 137-megawatt solar farm is in development in Arkansas.
Orbital Solar Services, a division of Houston, Texas-based Orbital Energy Group, has won an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract to develop the solar farm. Orbital did not specify where the farm would be located but estimated that it would be a $64 million project.
According to an Orbital release, the solar farm is being developed for an undisclosed Fortune 100 energy company. In the 2021 Fortune 500 list, seven energy companies are ranked in the top 100: Exxon Mobile, Chevron, Marathon Petroleum, Phillips 66, Valero Energy, Energy Transfer and Exelon. The 2020 list adds World Fuel Services, ConocoPhillips and Plain GP Holdings to the top 100.
“This new project with an industry-leading, Fortune 100 energy company, demonstrates the recognition of OSS’s technical expertise and abilities from North American energy companies in designing and building these large, complex, utility-scale solar projects. We look forward to commencing work on this project even as we continue to pursue other potential opportunities in this area,” Orbital Solar Services CEO Brandon Martin said in a statement.
Orbital is expected to complete the utility-scale solar project by early 2022.