Elecnor S.A. Taps Fluor to Design 2 Concentrating Solar Power Plants in Spain

Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the third quarter of 2010. "We are pleased that Elecnor has shown confidence in us to perform services for their two new solar power generation facilities," said Dave Dunning, president of Fluor’s Power Group. "Our ongoing ASTEXOL 2 CSP project in Badajoz positioned us well for these two new units."

"Fluor continues to expand its position in the global solar power generation market both in the CSP arena and in the utility scale photovoltaic (PV) space," said Brad Friesen, vice president of Fluor’s renewables business line. "We are confident in our ability to bring the best value to Elecnor and all of our renewables clients."

Fluor said it will provide basic and detailed engineering and other associated services for these two new solar units. When complete, the two 50 MW CSP generating facilities will capture solar energy using parabolic trough mirrors and will convert the energy into electricity through a steam turbine generator.

The project is under way with engineering expected to be complete by the third quarter of 2011. Fluor’s Asturias and Madrid, Spain, operations will lead the engineering effort with support from its southern California operations center. Fluor has been providing services to Elecnor since 2009.

Elecnor is a group of companies engaged in the engineering, development and construction of infrastructure in the fields of energy, the environment, technology and information systems and space.