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Rudolph and Sletten

September 21, 2009 08:17 ET

Rudolph and Sletten to Build New Solar Manufacturing Facility for Solyndra

Rudolph and Sletten Provides Construction Services for Solyndra's Fab 2 in Fremont, California

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - September 21, 2009) - Rudolph and Sletten, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC), announced today that the company has been awarded a contract to build phase one of the new $733 million thin-film solar panel manufacturing facility for Solyndra, Inc. in Fremont, California. The first phase of the Solyndra's Fab 2, will contain 609,000 square feet of manufacturing plant floor area, utility and support space, shipping and receiving, and administrative and professional office areas.

"We are very pleased to have Rudolph and Sletten, together with their partners, construct our Fab 2 facility," said Dr. Kelly Truman, Solyndra's VP of Marketing and Business Development. "Fab 2 will allow us to meet strong customer demand, lower manufacturing costs, and provide thousands of local jobs."

Solyndra's Fab 2 is designed to produce 500 megawatts per year. Combined with their current Fab 1 manufacturing facility, the output will be over 600 megawatts per year, the most in the Bay Area. Over their lifetime, the two Solyndra plants will produce enough solar panels to cut over 350 million metric tons of CO2 emissions or 850 million barrels of oil.

"Buildings that push technology forward are our specialty," said Martin Sisemore, CEO for Rudolph and Sletten. "Our innovative and thorough approach to construction is the main reason high-tech companies such as Solyndra, Hitachi, Agilent and Hewlett-Packard choose Rudolph and Sletten."

Rudolph and Sletten will work along with the project's construction manager, Aequitas Constructors, the design engineers, CH2M HILL, and the architect, STUDIOS Architecture, to perform all preconstruction and construction services.

Solyndra's cylindrical, thin film PV systems are designed to generate more electricity on an annual basis than typical low-slope commercial rooftops, while uniquely providing much lower installation costs than conventional flat panel PV technologies.

About Rudolph and Sletten, Inc.

Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. ( is one of the leading general contracting firms on the West Coast. Rudolph and Sletten is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC), the country's ninth largest construction services company. As a pacesetter in the construction industry, Rudolph and Sletten has provided quality-oriented general contracting and construction management services for four decades. Rudolph and Sletten's expert professionals manage each job comprehensively, from site selection and preconstruction services through project completion. With its corporate headquarters in Redwood City, the company also has regional offices in Roseville, Irvine, and San Diego, California.

Rudolph and Sletten's building expertise includes virtually all types of projects with an emphasis on those markets where their technical expertise and quality excel: biotech and pharmaceutical; healthcare; and technology. Other areas of expertise include commercial office and corporate campuses, education, gaming and hospitality, government, sports and entertainment and industrial facilities. Rudolph and Sletten's current clients include Hewlett-Packard, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford University, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Johnson & Johnson, Agilent Technologies, and the UC and CSU University systems.

About Tutor Perini Corporation

Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is a leading civil and building construction company offering diversified general contracting and design/build services to private clients and public agencies throughout the world. We have provided construction services since 1894 and have established a strong reputation within our markets by executing large complex projects on time and within budget while adhering to strict quality control measures.

We offer general contracting, pre-construction planning and comprehensive project management services, including the planning and scheduling of the manpower, equipment, materials and subcontractors required for a project. We also offer self-performed construction services including excavation, concrete forming and placement, steel erection, electrical and mechanical services, plumbing and HVAC. We are known for our major complex building project commitments as well as our capacity to perform large and complex transportation and heavy civil construction for government agencies and private clients throughout the world.

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