Fluor: Power brought to nearly quarter-million customers in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN – Texas-based engineering company Fluor Corp. announced Thursday that its crews, who are working alongside the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Puerto Rico, have helped to restore power to more than 232,000 customers throughout the island since arriving in October.
The “cooperation and support of the communities” where the contractor’s crews are working “has been crucial to this effort. In appreciation, Fluor is hosting community events” in the towns where it is working on the electrical grid.
“Our crews continue to show tremendous progress in the field,” said Matt Hunt, Fluor’s executive program director, Puerto Rico Power Restoration Project. “Their success in restoring power is driven by their hard work combined with the support of the USACE, PREPA [Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority] and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This mission is very close to our hearts, and we thank the Puerto Rican people for their patience and kind gestures as we work in neighborhoods. We want communities to know that we are committed to restoring power and we will keep working hard until our job is complete.”
Fluor employees and subcontracted crews have already held two events, in Morovis and Hatillo, “serving food, and providing milk, juice and water to more than 800 residents” of those municipalities.
“We understand the urgency of the situation and how difficult the last few months have been for so many families,” said Danny Oppenheimer, operations manager of Fluor’s Life Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing business line in Puerto Rico. “Fluor is fully committed to restoring power for the people of Puerto Rico.”
The company has a combination of government contingency operations, commercial power experience and a 54-year presence on the island. It provides design, engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services to the power, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, aerospace, manufacturing and food and beverage industries.