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Fluor Completes New Bear Garden Generating Station in Virginia
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IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced that it recently completed a new 580-megawatt natural gas-fired, combined-cycle generating station for Dominion Virginia Power (NYSE: D) in Buckingham County, Virginia.
Fluor was responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction services for the new Bear Garden Generating Station. The project began in the spring of 2009, and Fluor delivered the facility to Dominion Virginia Power on schedule in mid-2011.
“The new Bear Garden Generating Station will help support the area’s growing need for energy and generate tax revenue for the local economy,” said Brad Friesen, vice president of Fluor’s Power Group. “Fluor is proud of the hard work our employees, subcontractors and suppliers put into completing this new facility.”
While building the plant, Fluor placed priority on hiring local workers. The project provided more than 700 construction jobs and featured a safety record of 2.5 million total work hours without a lost time incident.
The Bear Garden Generating Station is designed to run primarily on natural gas with ultra low-sulfur diesel fuel as a backup. Reports show that the facility is operating efficiently—producing power at approximately 1.3 percent higher output while using 1.6 percent less fuel than initially planned.
Recently, Fluor and Dominion Virginia Power executives joined Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Buckingham County officials, and members of the local community to dedicate the new power facility.
About Fluor Corporation
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) designs, builds and maintains many of the world's most challenging and complex projects. Through its global network of offices on six continents, the company provides comprehensive capabilities and world-class expertise in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance and project management. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor is a FORTUNE 200 company and had revenue of $20.8 billion in 2010. For more information, visit www.fluor.com.
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