U.S. Army
Rock Island, IL, U.S.

U.S. Army Rock Island Arsenal - Base Operations Services

From October 1997 until December 2021, Fluor was the managing partner in a joint venture that provided facilities and base operation support services at the U.S. Army Rock Island Arsenal, the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing facility in the United States.

The Rock Island Arsenal is a major Army installation that serves all branches of service, including the National Guard and Army Reserve Troops, and employs approximately 9,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel. The site is home to more than 60 tenant organizations across 325 facilities that provide critical products and services to the U.S. Armed Services.

Client's Challenge

The Rock Island Arsenal is headquarters for the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, the U.S. Joint Munitions Command and the First Army. These organizations provide critical support to the Warfighter around the world. The Army needs dependable base operations support for its services, and any disruption in operations would impact the military's command capability.

Fluor's Solution

Fluor performed comprehensive facility maintenance, repairs and structural improvements for 325 buildings spread across 946 acres. Fluor operated and maintained the 100-year-old government-owned swing span bridge providing vehicle and rail passage over the Mississippi River and operated and maintained the Arsenal's hydroelectric plant, which provides one-third of the electricity used at the site.

In 2021, the Army changed the contract's acquisition strategy requirement to a small business, and a new contract was awarded. During transition, Fluor served as a major subcontractor on the new contract, providing requisite institutional knowledge. After nearly 25 years of performing this contract, the entire transition phase was successfully completed in just 60 days.



For nearly 25 years, Fluor maintained the base infrastructure and facilities to meet mission requirements. Fluor's emphasis on safety, the environment and quality ensured the Rock Island Arsenal was operated safely, in accordance with all environmental concerns and with all equipment and facilities in optimum condition.

Fluor's unparalleled depth of experience and institutional knowledge demonstrates its status as a trusted provider of facility operations and maintenance services to U.S. military facilities.