For 100 years, Fluor has provided engineering, procurement, and construction services to U.S. Government and commercial clients globally. Fluor has completed complex and challenging projects in remote locations, including Afghanistan, Africa, Alaska, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Iraq, the Middle East, Kazakhstan, Russia, and South America. Design-build projects include power and water infrastructure, embassy projects, and commercial and institutional (C&I) centers.
When there was a critical need to restore electricity to Iraq, the U.S. Government called on Fluor because of its rapid deployment capabilities and global procurement network. Within 90 days of contract award, Fluor deployed 100 employees to Iraq to begin work on this important project. The company called on technical experts from other business groups to become part of the design-build teams in Fluor offices and in Iraq.
Fluor used its global network of suppliers to procure long-lead equipment from vendors all over the world. Typically, turbines and transformers require 18 to 24 months to procure, but Fluor was able to secure key equipment in three months and used Antonov aircraft to transport the equipment from Texas.
Other design-build projects include new electrical and distribution facilities on Ford Island, Hawaii and the Ground Based Missile Defense project in Alaska. Fluor undertook the Ford Island project to enhance the overall efficiency, modernization of facilities, and reduction of maintenance costs and congestion of the base while preserving Ford Island's contribution to the historic character of Pearl Harbor. The Missile Defense project included construction of 12 new facilities and refurbishment of existing facilities. Fluor developed innovative technologies to work in sub-zero conditions to complete this project and meet the critical needs of the U.S. Army.