IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it received full notice to proceed from Dominion Virginia Power (NYSE: D) to begin construction on the company’s new 1,358-megawatt, natural gas-fueled power station in Brunswick County, Virginia. This award follows the limited notice to proceed contract that Dominion awarded to Fluor in August 2012. Fluor booked approximately $800 million into backlog during the third quarter of 2013.
“Fluor is pleased that the project has received the approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission to move forward with construction,” said Matt McSorley, senior vice president and head of Fluor’s Power business. “We look forward to continuing to provide Dominion with our full suite of engineering, procurement and construction services on this significant new power source in the eastern United States.”
Fluor began providing engineering and procurement services on the plant from its Charlotte, North Carolina office last year while Dominion awaited regulatory approvals to begin construction. The project is expected to staff approximately 600 craft workers at peak during the construction phase.
On August 2, 2013, Dominion received approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission to move forward with construction. The new combined cycle, natural gas-fired power station will meet increased customer demand and replace electricity from older coal-fired generating units that are being retired.
The Brunswick County Power Station is expected to begin providing commercial service in the summer of 2016.
Over the past 10 years, Fluor has provided engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services for more than 34,000 megawatts of gas-fired power facilities.
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