Panoche Valley Solar Amec Foster Wheeler Local Business Roundtable

A local business roundtable event for the Panoche Valley Solar Project will be hosted 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 upstairs at the Hollister Veterans Memorial Building 649 San Benito Street in downtown Hollister. Master contractor Amec Foster Wheeler (AFW) will provide information on materials and service needs for the $650 million, 247 megawatt, 2500-acre photovoltaic project to be constructed over two years in Paicines located in southeast San Benito County.

AFW is seeking qualified vendors in San Benito County who are able to provide materials such as large and small transport vehicles, fuel, construction, safety, testing and communications equipment, temporary administrative, storage and restroom facilities, water and services including equipment and vehicle maintenance, surveying, aerial photography, disposal and recycling, transportation, road construction and maintenance, catering, security, safety and first aid services and employee housing.

Nearly 500 construction jobs are anticipated for the project and nearly 1,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs over the construction period with targeted local hiring and training requirements giving priority for San Benito County residents. Two local job fairs are planned for this Spring.

Amec Foster Wheeler is an international engineering and project management company that works globally on projects for clients in the oil and gas, mining, clean energy and environment and infrastructure markets. They are shaping the future of renewable energy with sustainable solutions to assist the global demand for clean energy. Their project experience in many of the key renewable sectors include wind, solar, biofuels, bioprocess, energy from waste, carbon capture and storage, and clean coal. They serve customers, in both the private and public sector, among the world’s biggest and best in their fields: BP, Shell, BR Petrobras, KNPC, Ontario Power Generation, GDF Suez, Sempra, ExxonMobil, Dow, Ineos Bio, EDF, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Hyundai, Ministry of Transportation, Rio Tinto, Northumbrian Water, Codelco, Chevron, K+S, Saudi Aramco, Petronas, Pemex, Marubeni Corporation, and Duke Energy to name just a few. For additional information, see the AFW website at


Panoche Valley Solar

530 San Benito Street Suite 102

Hollister, CA 95023

(888) 570- 5531

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