Fluor announces completion of work on portions of Puerto Rico power grid
SAN JUAN – Engineering contractor Fluor Corp. said Thursday that, working under its contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mission to help repair and restore the power grid in Puerto Rico, it has completed work on portions of three 38 kilovolt (kv) power lines in large urban areas near San Juan and a fourth 38kv line near Caguas.
The completion, the company said in its announcement, allows the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to re-energize lines in Río Piedras, Caguas and the Minillas sector of Santurce, as well as lines that run from Canóvanas to Palmer. These lines, Fluor added, will carry electricity to a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Caguas, schools, residential neighborhoods and several busy commercial districts.
“Every day, our crews go to their work sites knowing that what they are doing is vitally important to the people of Puerto Rico,” said Matt Hunt, Fluor’s executive program director, Puerto Rico Power Restoration Project.
Fluor said it has more than 1,600 people on the island dedicated to the restoration of power and that it has purchased over $37 million in goods and services from more than 60 local subcontractors and vendors.