Swinerton Renewable Energy has been awarded a contract to build a 104MW DC photovoltaic (PV) solar plant in Iron County, Utah, US.

Under the contract, awarded by the project’s developer and long-term owner Scatec Solar, Swinerton will provide turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) and operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the project.

Scheduled to be commissioned by the end of 2015, the solar facility plant is expected to generate approximately 210kWh of electricity per year, which is enough to power approximately 18,500 homes annually.

Swinerton will also be responsible for providing real-time data monitoring, plant control, and asset performance optimization through the combined efforts of Solar Operations Live View (SOLV) platform and ongoing O&M services.

Scatec Solar North America managing director Luigi Resta said: "The Utah Red Hills Renewable Park will provide the residents of Utah access to the superb solar power potential available in their state.

"After several years of developing this project, Scatec Solar is proud to partner with Swinerton Renewable Energy to build the first utility-scale PV project in Utah."

Power generated by the facility will be sold to PacifiCorp’s Rocky Mountain Power under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).