BrightSource Energy Inc. has selected Bechtel as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the Ivanpah Solar Electricity Generating System. The two companies also announced that Bechtel Enterprises, the project development and financing arm of the Bechtel organization, will become an equity investor in all of the Ivanpah solar power plants.

The LPT 550 solar system produces electricity the same way as traditional power plants – by creating high temperature steam to turn a turbine.