Fortistar Wins $43 Million Contract to Supply Landfill Power to Marine Corps at Miramar

Date: July 13, 2011

Source: Fortistar Methane Group

Fortistar Methane Group (White Plains, NY) has been awarded a $42.7 million fixed-price contract from the Department of the Navy to supply the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar with up to 3.2 megawatts of electricity over 15 years generated from methane produced by the San Diego, CA city-owned landfill there. Fortistar, the military, and the city of San Diego recently broke ground on the project which will meet about half of Miramar's energy needs. US Marine officials predicted that the power plant will help Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest exceed the Navy Secretary's energy goals for the Marine installation several years early. Fortistar said that it installed much of the existing methane collection system at the Miramar Landfill at company cost. The landfill is expected to remain operational until at least 2022 while the project will continue through 2027.

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