HOUSTON, Texas (April 15, 2024) – PCL Construction is pleased to announce it has been awarded the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) works for Great Bend Solar, a 48-megawatt alternating current (MWac) turn-key solar solution being developed by Doral Renewables in Meigs County, Ohio. This project marks the first collaboration between Doral Renewables, a leader in renewable energy, and PCL, whose U.S. solar portfolio includes more than $1.5 billion in solar projects across Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Oregon, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

Once operational, Great Bend Solar will produce upwards of 92,514 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy annually, sufficient to power approximately 9,200 households and offset 62,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions each year. The project will include the installation of a state-of-the-art photovoltaic panel array, substation and switchyard infrastructure.

“PCL is committed to powering a greener future by connecting the world’s communities to cutting-edge, utility-scale solar solutions,” said Andrew Moles, general manager of PCL’s solar division. “Great Bend is our third solar EPC project in Ohio, and we are honored to be building it for Doral Renewables – a leader in championing the future of clean energy.”

The project’s groundbreaking is tentatively planned for this summer and is expected to create 200 jobs in the local community. PCL has also stated a commitment to partner with local subcontractors to help bring the project to life. 

“PCL, renowned for its expertise and excellence in solar and infrastructure construction, is the perfect partner for this project,” said Amit Nadkarni, vice president of project management at Doral Renewables. “Their track record of delivering high-quality, innovative solutions, ability to collaborate with the local community and experience in the state of Ohio aligns perfectly with our vision for the Great Bend Solar Project. We are excited to partner with PCL for the EPC services, and this collaboration underscores our commitment to sustainability and renewable energy. Together, with PCL, we look forward to delivering a world-class solar facility that will make a positive impact on the environment and the community.”

Great Bend Solar marks the 16th photovoltaic solar project in the United States for PCL. Upon completion, this project will increase PCL’s completed and active EPC portfolio in the United States to over 2 gigawatts direct current (GWdc) of solar power, enough to power 500,000 households and businesses. To date, PCL has been selected to lead solar projects worth more than $4.2 billion USD, including photovoltaic solar facilities, battery energy storage systems and substations across the United States, Canada and Australia.


About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that operates throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Australia. As one of the largest contracting organizations in North America, PCL completes more than $7 billion USD in work annually, building projects that shape communities. The company’s 100% employee ownership model fuels a culture of commitment for clients in the buildings, civil infrastructure, heavy industrial and solar markets. With a strategic presence in more than 30 major centers, PCL’s leadership teams consistently drive innovation and set new benchmarks for excellence, bringing unparalleled skill to every project. Watch us build at PCL.com.

About Doral Renewables
Doral Renewables is a Philadelphia-based company with diverse global investment and leadership that includes Doral Renewable Energy Resources Group (TASE:DORL, “Doral Group”), a publicly traded Israeli renewable energy company, Migdal Group, Israel’s largest insurance company and pension manager and US-based Clean Air Generation, with further financial backing from Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO). Doral Renewables is developing an over 11 GWac solar and storage portfolio across 18 states, nine electricity markets, and covering approximately 150,000 acres of land. It has over $2.5 billion in long-term wholesale power purchase agreements with U.S. customers.