Fluor gets contract to build 1,600-MW Dominion plant in Virginia

Fluor Corp. (NYSE: FLR) announced April 27 that it was awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract by the regulated Dominion Virginia Power unit of Dominion Resources (NYSE: D) to build its new Greensville County Power Station, a combined-cycle, natural gas-fired plant located in Greensville County, Va.

The project investment will exceed $1 billion and result in the largest and most efficient natural gas-fueled power station in Virginia. Based on the current limited notice-to-proceed, Fluor said it will book a portion of its scope into backlog in the first quarter of 2015 with the remainder to be booked in 2016 after Dominion receives final permits and approvals.

“Fluor is proud to be selected by Dominion to build the largest and most efficient natural gas asset in Virginia,” said Matthew McSorley, president of Fluor’s Power business. “Fluor has a proven track record supporting Dominion in their goal to provide clean, reliable, and low-cost energy to their Virginia customers.”

The 1,600-MW Greensville County Power Station is expected to be completed by 2019. Fluor will design the plant at its engineering office in Charlotte, and it is anticipated that about 1,000 craft workers will be onsite during the peak construction period. The power station will be located on a 1,143-acre site on the Greensville and Brunswick county line in southern Virginia.

As a leader in the gas-fired EPCC business, Fluor said it has completed 50,000 MW of gas-fired power facilities over the past 15 years. In 2011, Fluor completed the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning for Dominion’s 590-MW combined-cycle, natural gas-fired Bear Garden Power Station in Buckingham County, Va. Fluor is currently the EPCC contractor for Dominion’s Brunswick County Power Station, a 1,300-MW combined-cycle natural gas-fired power station in Brunswick County, located 4.5 miles from the site for the new Greensville County Power Station.

In other recent developments for the Greensville project:

  • The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 1 put out for notice a March 23 application from Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC for a new gas pipeline to serve this project. Transco is seeking FERC authorization to construct and operate the Virginia Southside Expansion Project II, which will enable it to provide 250,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of incremental firm transportation service to one shipper, Virginia Power Services Energy Corp.
  • Dominion Virginia Power on March 26 officially announced that its next big gas-fired power plant would be the Greensville project.
  • PJM Interconnection issued a November 2014 System Impact Study, which is a mid-point in the generation project interconnection process, for this project. The project, under queue #Z1-086, will interconnect into the Dominion Virginia Power system via a new three breaker ring bus switching station that connects to the Carson-Heritage 500-kV line.
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