IRVINE — Fluor Daniel, the engineering and construction arm of Fluor Corp., said Monday that it has been awarded a contract with an estimated value of $300 million to build a combined gas- and steam-fired power plant in Virginia.
Under the contract from Doswell L.P., a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based Diamond Energy Inc., Fluor would build a 663-megawatt power plant in Hanover County, Va. Fluor said the plant would be the largest of its kind in the United States not operated by a government-regulated utility.
Construction of the plant began this month and is expected to be completed in April, 1992, Fluor said. Diamond Energy, a subsidiary of Japan's Mitsubishi Corp., has built privately operated power plants in California, Texas and New York.
Mark Stevens, a Fluor Daniel marketing director, said the Virginia project is the second-largest contract for power plant construction that Fluor has landed in recent years. The company was awarded a $500-million pact in 1987 to build a 1,350-megawatt project in Midland, Mich.