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Fluor completes work on 2 transmission lines in Puerto Rico

By on January 8, 2018

A Fluor subcontractor works on transmission lines in Puerto Rico.
(Screen capture of twitter.com/FluorCorp)

SAN JUAN – Texas-based contractor Fluor Corp. said Monday that it has completed work on two 115 kilovolt (kv) transmission lines between substations in Sabana Llana and Canóvanas, Puerto Rico.

The company is working under 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 island’s power grid.

Fluor previously completed work on multiple distribution lines, which connect to the transmission system and are part of the last stage in getting power to homes and businesses.

Fluor announces completion of work on portions of Puerto Rico power grid

The completion, Fluor said, allows the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) to re-energize lines in “a major urban center that will carry electricity to large neighborhoods, churches, pharmacies, a retirement home and The Outlet Mall 66” in Canóvanas.

“We have a long history in Puerto Rico and the proven ability to respond to urgent needs,” Matt Hunt, Fluor’s executive program director, Puerto Rico Power Restoration Project, said in Monday’s release. “As a result, we have significant numbers of crews and equipment in place. Working at the direction of the Corps and in coordination with PREPA, we are proud to be delivering results to the people of Puerto Rico.”

The engineering company said it has more than 1,800 people on the island “dedicated to the restoration of power.”

Fluor, which has  has “government contingency operations, commercial power experience and a 54-year presence in the Commonwealth,” has clients in the power, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, aerospace, manufacturing and food and beverage industries.

According to government data published on status.pr, 58.7% of Prepa customers now have service.

 

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