Fluor Secures Solar Power Contract in Spain

Fluor Corporation announced that Elecnor S.A. has awarded the company an engineering services contract for a new 50 megawatt (MW) concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in Badajoz, Spain.

Fluor will provide detailed engineering and other associated services for the project. When complete, the 50 MW CSP generating facility will capture solar energy using parabolic trough mirrors and will ultimately convert the energy into electricity through a steam turbine generator.

The project is underway with engineering expected to be complete by the second quarter of 2011. Fluor’s Asturias and Madrid, Spain, operations will lead the engineering effort with support from its southern California operations center. Fluor has been providing front-end support work to Elecnor for this project since early in 2009.

“With the increasing demand to supplement the world’s energy supply with solar and other renewable forms of energy, we believe we are well positioned to meet the needs of clients like Elecnor,” said Dave Dunning, president of Fluor’s Power Group. “Concentrating solar power technology has gained momentum in Spain and throughout the world, and we believe our global engineering expertise and resource base for clean energy projects adds exceptional value.”

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