The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in coordination with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville has awarded a contract toward the repair of the power grid in Puerto Rico. The contract for $240 million has been awarded to Fluor Corporation, headquartered out of Irving, Texas.
"We welcome this contract award which will bring needed personnel and equipment in support of the power grid repair mission," said Brig. Gen. Diana Holland, South Atlantic Division commander. "We continue to work hard and do everything possible to support FEMA, the government of Puerto Rico and the people of the Island."
Fluor Corporation, will augment ongoing efforts to repair transmission and distribution lines. The contract includes equipment evaluation and repair, as well as the re-energization, and recommissioning of substations and switching stations.
Repairing the power grid is a process that includes four main efforts: provide temporary emergency power and spot generation for critical facilities; ensure adequate generation at power plants; reinstall and repair transmission lines; and restore and repair distribution lines.
USACE looks forward to the continuing partnership with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, the Department of Energy and FEMA on this important endeavor.