Irving, Texas, September 28, 2011 – Fluor Corp. announced that it recently completed a new 580-MW natural gas-fired, combined-cycle generating station for Dominion Virginia Power in Buckingham County, Virginia.
Fluor was responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction services for the new Bear Garden Generating Station. The project began in the spring of 2009, and Fluor delivered the facility to Dominion Virginia Power on schedule in mid-2011.
While building the plant, Fluor placed priority on hiring local workers. The project provided more than 700 construction jobs and featured a safety record of 2.5 million total work hours without a lost time incident.
The Bear Garden Generating Station is designed to run primarily on natural gas with ultra low-sulfur diesel fuel as a backup. Reports show that the facility is operating efficiently – producing power at about 1.3 percent higher output while using 1.6 percent less fuel than initially planned.
Recently, Fluor and Dominion Virginia Power executives joined Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Buckingham County officials, and members of the local community to dedicate the new power facility.