Bechtel, PacifiCorp in renewables venture

Bechtel Enterprises Inc. and PacifiCorp Holdings Inc. have formed EnergyWorks Ltd., a joint-venture company to develop, finance, own and operate small, renewable and distributed energy systems and to provide industrial energy efficiency services in developing countries. Jeffrey W. Eckel, former Wärtsilä Diesel Development Corp. president., has been named president and CEO. Mason Willrich, former PG&E Enterprises CEO, will serve as chairman of the board for the company, with headquarters in Landover, Md., USA.

EnergyWorks will focus on specific markets for commercially available technologies, including wind power, biomass-fueled power and cogeneration, small hydro, hybrid systems for remote or distributed power applications, solar, and industrial energy-efficiency services.

Eckel said, “Our goal is to maximize local employment and economic growth by implementing small energy systems on a large scale.”