The Louis Berger Group is providing environmental and civil engineering services for the Dry Lake Bed South Project in Boulder City, Nevada. The project will be developed by Boulder Solar Power, LLC with shareholders Korea Midland Power Company, Ltd. and POSCO Engineering. The 1,550 acre project site is located in a designated “Energy Zone” and was the backdrop for a speech given by President Obama in late March 2012 on energy in the U.S.
The solar plant will generate up to 350 megawatts of power, which will be connected to a nearby substation by a five-mile, 230-kilovolt gen-tie line. The Dry Lake Bed South Project is one of the largest renewable power projects in the United States and will be fast tracked for construction to begin in just ten months, by December 2012.
BSP selected LBG as a sole source provider based on their prior experience with utility-scale solar development projects. LBG is providing environmental studies for compliance pursuant to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada Utility Environmental Protection Act and U.S. National Environmental Policy Act, right-of-way and survey mapping, geotechnical studies, drainage studies and civil engineering design plans.