A little update for you guys from BrightSource Energy/Bechtel’s 400 megawatt concentrated solar project out in Ivanpah, California. Last week we were back out to the Mojave Desert with the company of Pengo Engineering Manager, Eric Matthias, to show off the new engineering designs for the “second generation” equipment for their 3 upcoming projects. Eric got to get a quick tour of the whole project, including a site visit of working equipment, and the ultra cool 450,000 square foot fully automated heliostat factory given by the Bechtel Lead Area Heliostats and Solar Field Superintendent, Mark Wagner. I could tell Eric was truly impressed! The picture includes two of the 14 rigs out there drilling holes and inserting the pylons. They have over 80,000 pylons inserted now, and they average 650 holes drilled everyday with your DV Drives, and 500 pylons inserted with the vibro attachment! Pretty amazing for sure!
The above photo is of the HMC’s PGS10 Excavator Mounted Mast Attachment with the HMC DV Drive. For more information please visit their website at www.hmc-us.com.