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FLUOR DANIEL AWARDED CONTRACTS BY CHIRON

 IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Fluor Daniel announced today it has been awarded two contracts by Chiron Corp. The total value of the contracts is approximately $43 million.
 Under the first contract, Fluor Daniel is providing engineering, procurement and construction services to renovate and convert a 67,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, located approximately 25 miles east of San Juan. The facility will serve as a product purification, finishing and packaging plant for Chiron's drug, Betaseron, a treatment for ambulatory patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Betaseron is the first licensed treatment for multiple sclerosis, a chronic, disabling disease of the central nervous system. Chiron will manufacture Betaseron for Berlex Laboratories, which helped finance development of the product and will market it in the United States.
 Fluor Daniel also is providing engineering, procurement, construction and validation services for a new 30,000-square-foot yeast fermentation and recovery facility for Chiron in Vacaville, Calif., located approximately 35 miles east of Sacramento. The plant will produce human growth factors, a family of proteins that stimulate the formation of bone, muscle and connective tissue. The projects are scheduled for completion in early 1994, with production to follow.
 Chiron Corp., headquartered in Emeryville, Calif., applies biotechnology and other techniques of modern biology to develop products that diagnose, prevent and treat diseases.
 Fluor Daniel Inc., Fluor Corp.'s principal subsidiary, is an international engineering, construction, maintenance and technical services company with more than 50 offices worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Deborah Land, Media Relations, 714-975-3971, or Lila Churney, Investor Relations, 714-975-3909/


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