Fluor Corporation (FLR) has been awarded a contract by Desert Rock Energy Company to provide initial comprehensive program management services for the design and construction of a 1,500MW power plant.
The $3bn project is a super-critical, low-sulphur, coal-fired power plant that includes Best Available Control Technology (BACT) to minimise plant emissions, improve plant efficiency and reduce water consumption.
The plant, to be located in northwest
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, Desert Rock will have the lowest emissions of any coal-fired power plant in the
The value of the preliminary services will be booked in Fluor’s third quarter. The full contract award is expected in mid-to-late 2008 once the air permit and financing are secured.
Desert Rock will be constructed in a remote location near a coal fuel source. Units 1 and unit 2 at Desert Rock are expected to reach substantial completion in late 2012 and early 2013, respectively. Upon completion, Desert Rock will generate enough energy to power approximately one million homes.
Preliminary engineering and procurement efforts are already underway in Fluor’s