Client
Lower Colorado River Authority
Location
Horseshoe Bay, TX, U.S.

Gas-Fired Power Plant

Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) announced its intent to build a new natural gas-fired power plant in Horseshoe Bay, Texas.

LCRA's Ferguson Replacement Project, a 540-megawatt combined-cycle power plant, received the required air permits from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Fluor was awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the LCRA project.

Fluor's proven experience having installed nearly 60,000 megawatts of gas-fired capacity over the past 20 years gave the Client confidence of Fluor's ability to perform the project.

The Ferguson project is located in the City of Horseshoe Bay, on Lake LBJ, in Llano County, Texas. The design for the plant incorporated new technology, including environmental controls, while providing a new clean energy source for Texas residents.

The LCRA gas-fired power plant project achieved 250,000 safe work hours in March 2013.


Gas-fueled power plant - engineering
Client's Challenge

The design for the 540-megawatt combined-cycle power plant incorporated new technology, including environmental controls, while providing a new clean energy source for Texas residents.

LCRA's customers will benefit from the company's ability to better manage costs with a plant that will use about 35 to 40 percent less fuel than traditional gas-fired plants, and the community will benefit from the latest environmental controls.

This project brings many benefits to the State of Texas and Llano County, including construction and operations jobs with local business opportunities and longer-term tax revenues.

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Gas-Fueled Power Plant Construction
Fluor's Solution

Fluor provided engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for the 540-megawatt combined-cycle power plant project.

In November 2011, LCRA received the required air permits and gave Fluor a full notice to proceed on this new clean energy project in Texas.


Gas-fueled power plant  - EPC services
Conclusion

The design for the plant incorporated new technology, including environmental controls, while providing a new clean energy source for Texas residents.