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FLUOR DANIEL AWARDED CONTRACT BY EASTMAN/RHONE-POULENC JOINT VENTURE

FLUOR DANIEL AWARDED CONTRACT BY EASTMAN/RHONE-POULENC JOINT VENTURE
 IRVINE, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Fluor Daniel has been awarded a contract to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for a 130-million-pound-per-year cellulose acetate plant. The plant, to be located in Kingsport, Tenn., is being built for PRIMESTER, a joint venture of Eastman Chemical Co. and Rhone-Poulenc Basic Chemicals Co. The value of the contract was not disclosed.
 Engineering is under way in Fluor Daniel's Greenville, S.C., offices. Construction at the 15-acre site, adjacent to Tennessee Eastman Division, is scheduled for completion late 1993. Craftworker levels are expected to reach 800 employees.
 Cellulose acetate is used primarily for the production of filter tow.
 Eastman Chemical Co., a division of Rochester, N.Y.-based Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE: EK), manufactures chemicals, fibers and plastics. Rhone-Poulenc Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Paris-based Rhone- Poulenc, S.A., the world's seventh largest chemical manufacturer.
 Fluor Daniel Inc., Fluor Corp.'s (NYSE: FLR) principal subsidiary, is an international engineering, construction, maintenance and technical services company with more than 50 offices around the world.
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 /CONTACT: Deborah Land (media), 714-975-3971; or Lila Churney (investor relations) 714-975-3909, both of Fluor Corp./
 (FLR EK) CO: Fluor Corporation; Eastman Kodak; Rhone-Poulenc ST: California; South Carolina IN: CST SU: CON


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