Fluor's experience in Korea began in 1964 with the construction of the first oil refinery in Ulsan, Korea. Twenty-eight years later, Fluor was called up to team with a local Korean firm to build a state-of-the-art silicon wafer manufacturing facility in Chonan.
The Fluor Joint Venture provided design, detailed engineering, procurement, and construction assistance on the project. Fluor's design engineers were also responsible for the preliminary design of the waste water treatment plant. Detailed plant engineering was completed by Fluor's Seoul office, with support by Fluor offices in Irvine, California, and Greenville, South Carolina.