Power on the Way to Urban Center
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2018--
Corporation (NYSE:FLR) confirmed today that the company, working
under its contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in
support of a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mission to help
repair and restore the power grid in Puerto Rico, has completed work on
two 115kv transmission lines between substations in Sabana Llana and
Canóvanas in Puerto Rico.
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A Fluor subcontractor works to complete transmission lines in Puerto Rico. (Photo: Business Wire)
Transmission lines move large amounts of electricity over long
distances. Fluor has previously completed work on multiple distribution
lines, which connect to the transmission system and are part of the last
stage in getting power to homes and businesses.
The completion allows the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA)
to re-energize lines in a major urban center that will carry electricity
to large neighborhoods, churches, pharmacies, a retirement home and The
Outlet Mall 66 in Canóvanas.
“We have a long history in Puerto Rico and the proven ability to respond
to urgent needs,” said Matt Hunt, Fluor’s executive program director,
Puerto Rico Power Restoration Project. “As a result, we have significant
numbers of crews and equipment in place. Working at the direction of the
Corps and in coordination with PREPA, we are proud to be delivering
results to the people of Puerto Rico.”
Fluor has more than 1,800 people on the island dedicated to the
restoration of power.
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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