Fluor's local offices in Greenville and Charleston, South Carolina, as well as overseas support from the Manila, Philippines office continues to provide EPCM services to this significant expansion project. Construction execution includes a mix of Fluor's self-perform as well as subcontract personnel. Construction has peaked at approximately 500 employees, including approximately 275 Fluor craft workers and 23 management professionals. A Fluor subsidiary provided construction tools for the project while Fluor's Plant Engineering Services in Charleston, South Carolina delivered local technical support.
Specialized preparation of furnace kilns, before placement of the foundations, accelerated the schedule by approximately 15 weeks. This expansion also incorporates new emissions reducing technology specifically developed for this project.
“Fluor has earned Showa Denko's trust by understanding the company's needs, achieving outstanding safety performance, offering innovative project solutions, and delivering a One Fluor execution approach,” said Juan G. Hernandez, president of Industrial Services. “Fluor values its long-term relationship with Showa Denko, a South Carolina neighbor, and was proud to serve as a true partner in achieving Showa Denko's business and project objectives.”