Fluor chosen for Dominion natural gas power station
The new, nearly 1,300 MW Brunswick County Power Station is expected to be completed by May of 2016 and will produce enough electricity to power more than 325,000 homes
Irving, Texas, August 2, 2012 — Fluor Corp. announced today that it was awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract by Dominion Virginia Power to build its new Brunswick County Power Station, a combined-cycle, natural gas-fired power station in Brunswick County, Va.
The new, nearly 1,300 MW Brunswick County Power Station is expected to be completed by May of 2016 and will produce enough electricity to power more than 325,000 homes.
The project investment will exceed $1 billion. Based on the limited notice-to-proceed, 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 has designed, procured, constructed and commissioned more than 34,000 MW of gas-fired power facilities over the past 10 years.
Fluor will design the plant at its engineering office in Charlotte, N.C. It is expected that about 700 craft workers will be onsite during the peak construction period. The Brunswick County Power Station will be located on a 205-acre site on U.S. Route 58 east of Lawrenceville, Va.
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.