USACE to increase Fluor contract by $600M to repair Puerto Rico electric grid
SAN JUAN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has published notice of its intent to award a sole-source modification to increase its contract ceiling with Fluor Enterprises Inc. by $600 million, from $240 million to $840 million, to repair the island’s electrical system, which was ravaged by Hurricane Maria.
The modification, which was published Sunday, comes right after the government of Puerto Rico canceled its controversial contract with Whitefish Energy, which was leading the grid’s repair.
“This sole-source increase in capacity to the contract ceiling ensures continued execution of the critical repair and restoration of the electric power grid in Puerto Rico, which was necessitated by a catastrophic hurricane event,” USACE said.
Fluor will be responsible to maximize rapid restoration of electric power through coordinated replacement and repair efforts across the generation, transmission and distribution systems.
“This is not a formal solicitation or request for proposal. This synopsis of intent is to give notice of the Government’s intent to make a sole-source modification,” USACE said.