The Fluor partnership provided detailed engineering, procurement, construction, and start-up services via onshore and offshore contracting entities.
Appropriate design modifications were made for the tropical climate and local seismic conditions, and Fluor used its unique 2 x 65 MW Reference Plant (Mecklenburg) as the design basis.
Using the Mecklenburg reference design saved engineering hours and minimized development time for equipment specification.
Each subcritical PC boiler produced 600,000 lb/hr of steam at 1625 psig and 950 degrees Fahrenheit, with a minimum steam flow rate of 180,000 lb/hr.
Construction that began in May 1996 was carried out in conjunction with expansion of the mine's No. 4 concentrator and supporting facilities, done by Fluor. The new power plant provided electric power to support the Client's copper and gold mining operations. Commercial operation of Units 1 and 2 was achieved in January 1998 and Unit 3, in 1999. In addition, Fluor contracted for operations and maintenance of the plant.