Fluor provides FEED for Rialto Project

Fluor, a Texas-based engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services company, has been awarded a contract by Rentech, a provider of natural gas conversion technologies in Colorado, to provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for the Rialto Renewable Energy Center (Rialto Project), located 50 miles east of Los Angeles, California.

Fluor will book the undisclosed contract value in the second quarter of 2010.

Under the agreement, Fluor will perform FEED services for the facility and the project’s supporting infrastructure.

The Rialto Project, which will use green urban waste as feedstock, is expected to be the first commercial biomass gasification facility in the US that will co-produce renewable electric power and synthetic diesel fuel.