Fluor wins $102 million contract to repair Iraq’s electricity infrastructure
Fluor Corporation has received a $102-million task order from the US Army Corps of Engineers to support ongoing efforts to repair Iraq's electrical infrastructure.
Fluor will repair, replace or supplement generating, transmission, and distribution systems that are out of service, damaged, or operating at reduced capacity or efficiency within central Iraq, including Baghdad.
The task order was issued under terms of an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract awarded to Fluor in April 2003 in anticipation of potential contingency design and construction requirements in US Central Command's area of operations. Maximum value of the contract will be increased to $500 million from its original $100 million, based on unusual and compelling urgency.
The Corps' efforts are in response to mission requirements of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), headquartered in Baghdad. The Corps' team is a member of the interagency Iraqi power team guided by the CPA and the Iraq Ministry of Electricity.
Fluor will perform a variety of tasks in support of this mission, such as repairing existing generation stations; repairing, replacing, and installing new high voltage transmission lines; repairing medium and low voltage substations; and rehabilitating distribution control centers.
Additionally, Fluor may be required to provide new generators and turbines; provide new electrical transmission switching, transformers, control and monitoring equipment; and construct facilities to support equipment. It will also develop a logistics management system to inventory, procure and distribute parts for the power generation and distribution. This logistics system will enable Iraqi Ministry of Electricity employees to make necessary repairs to their systems.
Fluor Corporation provides services on a global basis in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, operations, maintenance and project management. Fluor is a Fortune 500 company with revenues of $10 billion in 2002. — (menareport.com)
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