Fluor to Complete Nevada Power Plant

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - Fluor Corporation announced it has been selected by Nevada Power Company to complete construction of a partially built 1200-megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power generation facility in Clark County, Nevada. Fluor will provide engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and startup services for the facility. The contract value to Fluor was not disclosed.

The facility is located in the Moapa Valley, 20 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. Construction work on the facility had been deferred by its previous owner, Duke Energy, in March 2003. Nevada Power acquired the facility earlier this month. It is expected to be fully operational by early 2006.

Fluor is moving quickly to re-establish the construction effort and estimates an average work force at the site to be 400 people, with a peak work force of 800. The facility is comprised of two power blocks, the first of which is expected to go into operation in late 2005.

"Fluor is excited to have the opportunity to complete this project and help Nevada Power achieve its long-term goals," said Bob Mickey, senior vice president, Power, a unit within Fluor's Oil, Gas & Power group. "In addition to the highly fuel-efficient design, a key feature and benefit to the community is an air-cooled condenser unit, which significantly minimizes water consumption of the facility, to a fraction of that used by other facilities producing similar electric output."

Fluor has worked on more than 50 projects in Nevada in the last 14 years.

These projects include work on power plant projects, gas transmission lines, and other projects. Fluor also provided construction management services for a major resort hotel and casino in Las Vegas.