Vancouver, Canada [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. (NGP) and Ormat Technologies Inc. have announced that NGP Blue Mountain I LLC has issued a $20 million Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) under a fixed-price, date-certain engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to be signed with Ormat Nevada Inc. to supply and construct the Phase 1 power plant of NGP’s planned geothermal power development at Blue Mountain, Nevada.
Ormat will provide detailed engineering design, manufacturing and purchasing of certain long lead items for Blue Mountain’s, Faulkner 1 geothermal power plant in order to meet the guaranteed substantial completion date of December 31, 2009. Full release of the EPC contact is subject to finalizing of the financing for the project and is expected to occur before June 30, 2008.
“Ormat is a recognized world leader in the geothermal industry and the Ormat binary technology complements Blue Mountain’s resource parameters and chemistry most efficiently. The plant will extract more megawatt-hours of energy per unit volume of geothermal fluid compared to steam flash or other available technologies maximizing the overall megawatt potential for the Blue Mountain geothermal field,” said Brian Fairbank, president and CEO of NGP.