IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2017--
Corporation (NYSE: FLR) confirmed today that the company, working
under its contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has
completed a high priority 38kv power line near San Juan. This will allow
the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to re-energize lines
that serve an area in Carolina that includes residential neighborhoods,
a hospital and a branch campus of the University of Puerto Rico.
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Work awarded to Fluor under the contract includes power grid
restoration, repair and replacement of structures and equipment
supporting the re-energization and recommissioning of electrical
infrastructure in the eastern part of Puerto Rico.
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been assigned, under a Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mission, to help the Government of
Puerto Rico bring electricity back to the people in the Commonwealth,”
said Steve Whitcomb, who leads Fluor’s Contingency Operations business.
“Given Fluor’s long history in Puerto Rico, this mission is very close
to our hearts.”
Within 48 hours of receiving the signed contract, Fluor assessment and
logistics personnel were operational in San Juan, where the company has
had offices and employees for more than 50 years. Fluor is working with
more than a dozen local subcontractors, employs more than 600 project
personnel, has over 50 crews assigned and has more than 500 pieces of
equipment on the ground or in transit in support of the effort with
additional personnel, equipment and material mobilized and deploying to
“We are working across a number of fronts,” said Matt Hunt, Fluor’s
executive program director, Puerto Rico Power Restoration project. “We
have crews working power line segments in both isolated and urban areas.
Our crew mix includes two of Puerto Rico’s largest electrical
contractors in addition to two major national electrical contractors.
Additionally, we have hired a local earth works firm that is performing
the critical task of clearing debris and other obstructions. They are
also cutting access paths through the mountains so we can get to damaged
lines and substations in remote areas. It’s a huge undertaking and one
we are proud to be part of because we are working to help bring back a
sense of normalcy to the people of Puerto Rico.”
Fluor has a unique combination of government contingency operations,
commercial power experience and a 54-year presence in the Commonwealth.
The company provides design, engineering, procurement, construction and
commissioning services to Puerto Rican clients in a broad range of high
employment industries, including power, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology,
aerospace, manufacturing and food and beverage. This expertise will
enable ongoing efforts to help sustain economic recovery on the island.
About Fluor Corporation
Corporation (NYSE: FLR) is a global engineering, procurement,
fabrication, construction and maintenance company that designs, builds
and maintains capital-efficient facilities for its clients on six
continents. For more than a century, Fluor has served its clients by
delivering innovative and integrated solutions across the globe. With
headquarters in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 149 on the Fortune 500
list with revenue of $19 billion in 2016 and has more than 60,000
employees worldwide. For more information, please visit www.fluor.com
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