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Black & Veatch building 270-MW solar project for Texas petroleum producer

Written by: Leonard Parker | solar news | January 28, 2022

Engineering firm Black & Veatch was commissioned to provide engineering, procurement and construction services on a 270-MW solar project in central Texas. Houston-based petroleum producer Buckeye Partners commissioned the project.

“We are committed to deploying our deep expertise in clean energy to support clients on the leading edge of the energy transition such as Buckeye partners with their decarbonization goals,” said Mario Azar, president of Black & Veatch’s energy and process industries business.

Project Parker will be located on two adjacent sites near Waco in Falls County. Construction of the project, which will include more than 500,000 solar panels, is to be completed in early 2023.

“Our strategy is squarely focused on energy diversity and lower-carbon solutions, and we are excited to partner with Black & Veatch to advance this critical solar project,” said Todd J. Russo, Buckeye’s executive VP of strategy and alternative energy. “Project Parker will further expand Buckeye’s growing renewable portfolio and add additional momentum to our ESG initiatives and continued progress in the space.”

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