Project investment Brunswick County Power Station will exceed $1bn (£644m). The limited notice-to-proceed was issued by Dominion Virginia Power. Fluor will book a portion of its scope into backlog in the third quarter with the remainder to be booked in 2013 once Dominion receives final permits and approvals.
“Fluor is excited that we’ve earned the opportunity to build upon our track record with Dominion Virginia Power to provide clean, reliable, low-cost energy to its Virginia customers,” said Dave Dunning, president of Fluor’s Power Group. “Fluor recently completed Dominion’s Bear Garden Station in Buckingham County, Virginia, also fuelled by clean-burning natural gas, and we look forward to delivering the Brunswick County Power Station in the same successful manner.”
The new, approximately 1,300MW Brunswick County Power Station is expected to be completed by May 2016 and will produce enough electricity to power more than 325,000 homes. Fluor will design the plant at its engineering office in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is expected that about 700 craft workers will be on site during the peak construction period.
New power output from the Brunswick County facility will replace electricity generated by existing coal units at two stations in eastern Virginia that will be retired.