has been awarded a contract to provide maintenance support services for major outage work at the Plant Barry coal-fired electric generating plant near
for Alabama Power. Contract value to Fluor was not disclosed and was booked in the company's first quarter.
Under terms of the multi-year contract, Fluor will supply supervision and craft personnel to assist Alabama Power's maintenance group in performing major repair outage work. Peak employment is expected to reach approximately 350.
"We welcome the opportunity to provide a safe, reliable and cost-effective solution to help Alabama Power sustain its power generation capacity and meet its system operating objectives," said Kirk Grimes, Fluor's group president of Global Services. "As one of the largest providers of maintenance and outage support services to the power industry, this important award emphasizes our strategic focus to regionally expand a traditional Fluor strength within one of our targeted industries."
Alabama Power is the second largest subsidiary of Southern Company, the
’s largest generator of electricity. Through Southern Company Generation, Southern Company operates 276 generating units in 69 fossil plants.