Fluor managed the planned outage of the 500-megawatt Unit 3 boiler and turbo-generator, which usually took seven to eight weeks. Fluor had the unit back online in less than four weeks, assigning 250 tradespeople to the project to get through the 70,000 hours of work. Boiler cleaning that had previously taken 2,250 worker hours over five or six days took Fluor 1,200 worker hours in two days.
Fluor's worldwide passion for safety also paid off at Loy Yang Power. Fluor's maintenance activity soon had the lost-time accidents down to about six per million. With the improvement in safety performance, Fluor was able to pass a major reduction in WorkCover premiums back to the client.
Where morale had once been rock bottom, workers now began to take an interest in better, faster, safer, cheaper ways of getting the job done. Over 100 maintenance suggestions were offered by the station's workers.
Fluor's contract was extended by competitive tender to include the nearby brown-coal mine.