Florida Power Corporation
Crystal River, FL, U.S.

Crystal River Power Station Units 4 and 5

Fluor provided construction management services for the build-out of two 720-megawatt, coal-fired units at Florida Power Corporation's Crystal River power generating station.

This highly successful project was completed at a cost of $840 million, realizing over $30 million capital savings under the original estimate.

Client's Challenge

​Fluor's scope of work consisted of construction management support for Florida Power and site services for this grassroots project. The Black & Veatch-designed units use Babcock & Wilcox boilers and General Electric turbines. The units were originally rated at 640 megawatts; because of the plant's consistently good generating record, they have since been upgraded.

Fluor's Solution

​Construction work included erection of the boilers, turbine structure and precipitation chimneys, as well as cooling towers, water intake and discharge, coal storing and handling facilities, access roads and a railroad spur track, and infrastructure.

Fluor negotiated and managed a project labor agreement on behalf of Florida Power and enforced the agreement for all contractors on site. In conjunction with the owner's project team, Fluor worked to develop and manage all contracts, planned and scheduled the work and provided cost control.

In addition, Fluor assumed completion of work on two civil and mechanical contracts to assure schedule compliance. Fluor's manpower peaked at 1,076 craft workers.


​Unit 4 went into commercial operation in December 1982, and Unit 5 went into commercial operation in October 1984.​