Manufacturer Fluor Just Completed Construction Of A Critical Powerline In Storm-Torn Puerto Rico

By November 18, 2017Shopfloor Main

It’s been two months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and knocked out the island’s electrical grid, leaving millions without power.

The Fluor Corporation, an engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance company based in Texas, is one of the manufacturing companies working under a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help clear debris, repair downed power lines, and rebuild Puerto Rico’s electrical grid.

On Thursday, Fluor shared exciting news. The company has just finished a “high-priority” 38kv power line near San Juan that “will allow the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to re-energize lines that serve an area in Carolina that includes residential neighborhoods, a hospital and a branch campus of the University of Puerto Rico.”

Within two days of receiving the contract, Fluor was on the ground with crew and equipment:

Within 48 hours of receiving the signed contract, Fluor assessment and logistics personnel were operational in San Juan, where the company has had offices and employees for more than 50 years. Fluor is working with more than a dozen local subcontractors, employs more than 600 project personnel, has over 50 crews assigned and has more than 500 pieces of equipment on the ground or in transit in support of the effort with additional personnel, equipment and material mobilized and deploying to the island.

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