Fluor's Modularization Expertise

Fluor has pioneered the economic advantages and commercialization of modular construction. From brutal arctic winters working the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline, to offshore oil and gas platforms in Trinidad & Tobago, to state-of-the-art biotechnology facilities and the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, we successfully utilize modular construction to address Client challenges.

Client business drivers supporting module design include:

  • Extensive Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) desired
  • High density piping areas
  • High module potential / repeatable facility construction
  • Limited availability of regional skilled labor/ imported construction labor/ worker housing
  • Remote site access
  • Schedule-driven improvement
  • Severe site weather constraints

Fluor's experienced project teams assist Clients in determining where and when to go modular. Our experts help Clients assess their particular project design and circumstances and evaluate the merits of a modular construction strategy.

Fluor designs and builds modules based on project size requirements and logistics:

  • Barge/ship mounted modules - FPSO, FSO, FLNG.
  • Hybrid modules – Partially completed in a fabrication yard, then finished and assembled on site.
  • Intermediate/medium modules – Modules weighing 60 to 100 tons.
  • Large modules – Transported by sea, the size and weight of large modules are limited only by available shipping and handling equipment and jobsite access.
  • Pipe rack modules - Modularization of interconnecting pipe racks in all process facilities.
  • Skid-mounted equipment modules – Mounting a number of separate equipment components on a common base.
  • Small/truckable modules – Modules that are complete elements of a plant and transported by either rail or truck.
  • Very large modules – Modules weighing more than 600 tons.

In 2015, Fluor was named as an Award Finalist by the Edison Awards™ for its patented 3rd Gen Modular ExecutionSM process. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison's persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity around four criteria: concept, value, delivery and impact.

Additionally, Fluor leverages our global supply chain and construction resources to gain cost and schedule advantages for our Clients. We operate five strategically located self-perform fabrication yards around the world to support our modular engineering and construction solutions.

Fluor's modular construction solutions span multiple industries: