Client
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Location
Puerto Rico

USACE Puerto Rico Power Restoration

​Fluor was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntsville (Alabama) Enginee​ring Center to assist in the repair and restoration of a portion of the power grid in Puerto Rico after the island's power infrastructure was devastated by Hurricane Maria. 


Equipment rolls off of an Antonov cargo plane
Client's Challenge

In September 2017, Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, passed north of Puerto Rico and left more than 1 million people without power. Just 14 days later, Hurricane Maria made direct landfall on Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 hurricane.

The hurricane's catastrophic high winds devastated the island's power grid and transmission lines, leaving nearly all residents without power.​


Transmission crews repair lines
Fluor's Solution

​Fluor will leverage our government contingency operations and power experience, along with our 50-year presence in Puerto Rico, by beginning to connect transmission and distribution lines to power plants in highly populated municipalities within the Commonwealth.

The contract includes equipment evaluation and repair, as well as work towards the re-energization and recommissioning of substations and switching stations.


Fluor subcontractor repairs downed power lines.
Conclusion

​Fluor will work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore power to Puerto Rico. The original six-month single award task order was valued at approximately $240 million, with the potential of an increased scope based on ongoing damage assessment.​