SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) confirmed today that its crews supporting the mission in Puerto Rico of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have helped to restore power to more than 232,000 customers throughout the island since arriving in October. The cooperation and support of the communities where Fluor’s crews are working has been crucial to this effort. In appreciation, Fluor is hosting community events in municipalities in which it is working.
“Our crews continue to show tremendous progress in the field,” said Matt Hunt, Fluor’s executive program director, Puerto Rico Power Restoration Project. “Their success in restoring power is driven by their hard work combined with the support of the USACE, PREPA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This mission is very close to our hearts, and we thank the Puerto Rican people for their patience and kind gestures as we work in neighborhoods. We want communities to know that we are committed to restoring power and we will keep working hard until our job is complete.”
To show appreciation for the communities in which they are living and working, Fluor employees and subcontracted crews have held two events – in the municipalities of Morovis and Hatillo – serving food, and providing milk, juice and water to more than 800 residents.
“We understand the urgency of the situation and how difficult the last few months have been for so many families,” said Danny Oppenheimer, operations manager of Fluor’s Life Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing business line in Puerto Rico. “Fluor is fully committed to restoring power for 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
Fluor 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 or follow Fluor on social media at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.