Fluor to develop 1,600MW natural gas-fired plant in Virginia

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Dominion Virginia Power recently awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract to Fluor, to develop a 1,600MW combined-cycle, natural gas-fired power station in Greensville County, Virginia, US. The natural gas-fuelled power station is likely to involve an estimated investment of more than $1bn.


The combined-cycle facility will comprise of three gas-fired combustion turbines and a steam turbine, designed to power nearly 400,000 US homes at peak demand. The power station will be built on a 1,143-acre site on the Greensville and Brunswick County line. Construction of the facility is expected to begin in mid-2016, subject to approvals from Virginia State Corporation Commission, and environmental approvals.

Texas-based Fluor will design the facility at its engineering office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fluor power business president Matthew McSorley said, “Fluor has a proven track record supporting Dominion in their goal to provide clean, reliable, and low-cost energy to their Virginia customers."