Project managers of largest development project in U.S. today provided with greater control over scope, cost and timeline with Skire product
MENLO PARK, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 13, 2011 — Skire, Inc. ( www.skire.com), the global industry leader in providing cloud-based solutions for managing capital projects, facilities and real estate, today announced that Solar Millennium, LLC, the project development subsidiary of integrated solar solutions company Solar Trust of America, LLC, has selected Skire’s Unifier solution to manage the project and development data of their Blythe Solar Power Project, which is currently the largest permitted solar thermal power facility to be built in the world.
The multi-billion dollar project is the largest active development project in the United States today and is estimated to take up to five years to build. Solar Millennium plans to use Unifier during the entire development process. When completed, the solar facility is expected to provide 1,000 megawatts (MW) of nominal engineering capacity, which is enough electricity to annually power 300,000 single family homes.
“Skire is honored to be serving such an important role on such a groundbreaking project,” said Skire’s executive vice president Trenton Brown. “We are confident that Unifier will deliver maximum control over this project by putting important standards and processes in place right away. We understand how critical it is to keep projects on time and on budget and Unifier will help accomplish these goals.”
Designed to improve operations, reduce costs and enhance service delivery, Unifier enables efficient collaboration between multiple project partners, stakeholders and government agencies by providing access to all project data in real time.
“Skire will contribute to our success as Unifier enables all team members to follow the same standards,” said Steven Brewer, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Solar Millennium. “When you are developing a project of this magnitude, that kind of consistency is very important.”
Brown commented, “Most companies have elaborate and outdated procedures for managing project data – they use spreadsheets and various disconnected systems. This method is ineffective at managing the massive amount of data on projects of this size and providing qualitative data because it does not give you a complete, consistent, real-time picture of the project. With Unifier, Solar Millennium will be able to access all project data in real time.”
Skire is the global industry leader in providing cloud-based solutions for managing capital projects, facilities and real estate. Skire’s Unifier system has helped manage over $300 billion in capital projects and over three billion square feet of facilities and real estate. From Global Fortune 1000 companies, including five of the Fortune 10, to universities, local municipalities and small businesses, organizations of all sizes utilize our best-in-class system to improve operations, reduce costs and enhance service delivery. Skire was recognized by Inc. Magazine in 2010 as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies and is headquartered in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit http://www.skire.com.
About Solar Trust of America, LLC and Solar Millennium, LLC
Solar Trust of America, LLC is an integrated industrial solar solutions company strategically positioned to support the critical need for renewable energy generation in the United States. The company’s Project Development, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), financial resources and operational management expertise ensures the delivery of a fully-integrated concentrated solar power solution using commercially viable and proven parabolic trough solar thermal energy technology. Solar Millennium, LLC is their project development subsidiary headquartered in Oakland, Calif. For more information, visit www.SolarTrustOfAmerica.com.
Unifier is a trademark of Skire, Inc. All other products and services mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective companies.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In particular, statements regarding Solar Trust of America, LLC, its shareholders and subsidiaries (including but not limited to Solar Millennium, LLC) (collectively referred to as the “Company”), related to plans, estimates, assumptions, expectations or projections about the future other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding the design, construction, capacity or operation of the planned Blythe solar power project, other planned solar power plants, expected actions of the U.S. Department of Energy or other regulatory authorities, as well as statements about the Company’s financing, strategies, objectives, goals, targets, outlook, technologies, and business and financial prospects. These statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations, including, but not limited to, those set forth in this press release. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any subsequent date, and the Company is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any responsibility to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Information set forth in this press release pertaining to third parties has not been independently verified by the Company and is based solely on publicly available information or on information provided to the Company by such third parties for inclusion in this press release.
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