Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR), at a special event today, celebrated 30 years of providing power plant maintenance and capital project support services to Luminant, a Texas-based electric utility company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corporation. Fluor began its alliance with Luminant in 1984 by providing ongoing maintenance and modification services at four of the company’s power units. For the next three decades, that relationship expanded as Fluor now provides support services at 14 power generating stations for Luminant in Texas.
“We are honored to celebrate this incredible milestone of providing Luminant with Fluor’s full suite of value-added solutions and services”
“We are honored to celebrate this incredible milestone of providing Luminant with Fluor’s full suite of value-added solutions and services,” said Matt McSorley, president of Fluor’s Power business. “This demonstrates the value we place on long-term relationships with our clients. The success of this alliance is the direct result of valued and trusted communication between both companies and a heavy focus by both organizations to achieve the goals set by Luminant.”
“This long 30-year relationship between Luminant and Fluor is certainly unique in this business,” said Mike Williams, Luminant’s chief fossil officer. “It truly is a relationship, not just a contract. When you work side-by-side for this long, you develop a deep level of trust and familiarity. It’s a relationship that works because Fluor understands what we’re about and is committed to making our goals their goals – not to mention, they’re good at what they do. Fluor shares in our responsibility of powering Texas safely and reliably.”
Fluor currently provides power plant maintenance, modification and capital project services to Luminant at 14 power generating stations comprising 12 lignite-fired units, 11 natural gas-fired units and 15 combustion turbine units. The system has a total capacity of approximately 15,400 megawatts.
As part of a multi-year contact, Fluor supervisors and skilled craft construction workers provide maintenance and major outage services for Luminant’s power generating stations.
In July 2010, Fluor completed the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the 1,600 MW, two-unit Oak Grove Power Plant for Luminant. Fluor leveraged its global engineering and procurement resources and used its direct-hire construction labor in order to meet the project’s aggressive cost and schedule requirements. The plant is Luminant’s most cost-effective fossil generation asset and is capable of providing power to about 800,000 homes in Texas. The project was recognized by POWER Magazine as the “2010 Plant of the Year” and was also selectedas a PMI Project of the Year finalist by the Project Management Institute in 2011.
Leaders from Fluor and Luminant gathered to celebrate this significant milestone with a ceremony in Dallas.