A limited notice to proceed had been awarded to Fluor in August 2012. Fluor began providing engineering and procurement services on the plant from its Charlotte, North Carolina, office last year while Dominion awaited regulatory approvals to begin construction. The project is expected to staff approximately 600 craft workers at peak during the construction phase.
“Fluor is pleased that the project has received the approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission to move forward with construction,” said Matt McSorley, senior vice president and head of Fluor’s power business. “We look forward to continuing to provide Dominion with our full suite of engineering, procurement and construction services on this significant new power source in the eastern United States.”
The new combined cycle, natural gas-fired power station will meet increased customer demand and replace electricity from older coal-fired generating units that are being retired.
The Brunswick County Power Station is expected to begin providing commercial service in the summer of 2016.