IRVING, Texas & DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that the Eagle P3 Commuter Rail Project in Denver, Colorado, was recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as qualifying for the Star Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).
The project joins an elite group of organizations providing exemplary occupational safety and health protection and serving as a model for others. Less than one percent of all workplaces governed by OSHA are accepted into VPP.
“With the emphasis we place on safety, the OSHA VPP Program honor is reflective of the efforts of our craft and project leadership in Denver,” said Terry Towle, president, Fluor’s Infrastructure business. “Congratulations to the Eagle P3 Project and the safety culture they have embraced that has culminated with this prestigious designation.”
“RTD focuses on safety for our passengers, employees and contractors. We are proud to see Denver Transit Partners receive recognition for its safety efforts on the Eagle P3 Project,” said Phil Washington, RTD CEO and general manager.
The achievement was celebrated at an event held Friday, February 6, 2015, where OSHA presented the Star VPP designation to Denver Transit Partners. Attendees included Brad Baptiste, regional VPP manager, OSHA Region VIII, the project safety staff and members of RTD management.
Baptiste presented a commemorative plaque and flag to project executives on behalf of OSHA to signify the safety achievement.
The project was awarded by RTD to the Fluor-led joint venture of Denver Transit Partners in July 2010, followed by financial close in August 2010. Denver Transit Partners is comprised of a partnership between Fluor Enterprises, Inc., a unit of Fluor Corporation; Denver Rail (Eagle) Holdings, Inc., a unit of John Laing plc; and Aberdeen Infrastructure Investments (No 4) USA LLC, a unit of Aberdeen Global Infrastructure Partners LP. Other team members include Balfour Beatty Rail Inc., ACI, Ames Construction and HDR.
The three Eagle P3 Project commuter rail lines are scheduled for revenue service in 2016 with staggered openings.
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Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) is a global engineering and construction firm that designs and builds some of the world's most complex projects. The company creates and delivers innovative solutions for its clients in engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, maintenance and project management on a global basis. For more than a century, Fluor has served clients in the energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, mining and power market sectors. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 109 on the FORTUNE 500 list. With more than 40,000 employees worldwide, the company's revenue for 2013 was $27.4 billion. Visit Fluor at www.fluor.com and follow on Twitter @FluorCorp.