IHI Power Services awarded a 5-year Operations and Maintenance contract from Buena Vista Biomass Power, LLC
ALISO VIEJO (September 10, 2013) - IHI Power Services Corp. is pleased to announce that it has entered into an operations and maintenance contract with Buena Vista Biomass Power, LLC, headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota. IHI Power Services will provide full care, custody and control O&M services to the Buena Vista power plant, an 18.0 MW biomass fired electric power generating facility located in Ione California. The former coal fired facility was recently converted to biomass and will be operated under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).
“We look forward to working with Buena Vista Biomass.” said Steve Gross, CEO of IHI Power Services. “We share a common commitment to safety and environmental stewardship, that when combined with our many years of experience in biomass plant operations that will establish a solid foundation for the success of the Buena Vista facility”.
“There are three significant reasons why IHI Power Services was selected as our O&M service provider.” said Mike Muston, President and CEO of Buena Vista. “IHI has direct experience with biomass power plant operations and maintenance, their Environmental Health & Safety culture is aligned with our expectations and as an owner/operator they understand how to manage the facility as a business.”