Fluor given full notice to proceed on 1,600-MW Greensville plant in Va.

Fluor Corp. (NYSE: FLR) announced July 7 that it was granted full notice to proceed by the Dominion Virginia Power unit of Dominion Resources (NYSE: D) to build the gas-fired Greensville County Power Station.

Fluor was awarded the contract by Dominion in April 2015 on a limited notice-to-proceed basis. Once completed, the 1,600-MW, combined-cycle station will be the largest and most efficient natural gas-fueled power station in Virginia. Fluor booked an undisclosed value for the project in the second quarter of 2016.

“Fluor is proud to continue our valued relationship with Dominion and to move forward and begin this important next step on the Greensville County Power Station,” said Chris Tye, president of Fluor’s Power business. “As with each of our projects, our team is committed to executing this project safely and with excellence. We also look forward to continuing our efforts to make a positive impact in the local community.”

The Greensville County Power Station is to be located on a 1,143-acre site on the Greensville and Brunswick county line in southern Virginia.

Fluor said it is currently designing and building the two largest gas-fueled combined cycle power plants under construction in the United States. As a leader in the gas-fired engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning business, Fluor has led the design and build of nearly 50,000 MW of gas-fueled power facilities over the past 20 years.

Dominion had on June 21 announced that construction has begun on its Greensville County Power Station, immediately after the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board approved the station’s air permit. The air permit, issued on June 17, was the last regulatory hurdle the station had to clear before it could start construction.

“This is terrific news for Dominion, its customers, the Commonwealth, Greensville County and all of Southside Virginia,” said Paul Koonce, chief executive officer for Dominion’s Generation Group. “We are excited about the task ahead and are looking forward to getting this state-of-the art power station operating and providing energy to more than 400,000 customers by 2019.”

Dominion Virginia Power is a subsidiary of Dominion Resources, one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy. Dominion provides energy or products and services to more than 5 million customers in 14 states. It has a portfolio of approximately 25,700 MW of generation and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines.

Fluor is a global engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance company that designs, builds and maintains capital-efficient facilities for its clients on six continents. With headquarters in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 155 on the FORTUNE 500 list with revenue of $18.1 billion in 2015 and has more than 60,000 employees worldwide.

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