Fluor Corp wins contract to build Virginia power station

2 August 2012 (Last Updated August 2nd, 2012 18:30)

Fluor Corporation has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract by Dominion Virginia Power to build its new 1,300MW Brunswick County Power Station in Virginia, US.

Fluor Corporation has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract by Dominion Virginia Power to build its new 1,300MW Brunswick County Power Station in Virginia, US.

The new combined-cycle, natural gas-fired power station in Brunswick County will need a total investment of $1bn.

Dave Dunning, Fluor Corporation Power Group president, said the company will provide clean, reliable, low-cost energy to Dominion Virginia Power's customers in Virginia.

"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," said Dunning.

The plant will be located on a 205 acre site and is expected to produce enough electricity to meet the power needs of 325,000 homes in the region.

Power output from the new facility expected to complete by May 2016 will replace electricity generated by existing coal units at two stations in eastern Virginia that will be retired.

Dominion Virginia Power is awaiting final permits and approvals for the project.