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Fluor gets EPCM role in Maaden-Alcoa plant.

FLUOR Corporation has announced that it has been awarded a contract by the joint venture comprising Maaden and Alcoa to provide engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services for the previously announced automotive sheet facility at Ras Al Khair in Saudi Arabia. Fluor booked $337 million into backlog in the second quarter of 2012.

Fluor's scope of work includes designing, constructing and commissioning the plant which will have capability to produce a range of products suitable for further downstream manufacturing in the aluminium complex. These products include automotive heat-treated and non-heat-treated sheet, building and construction sheet and foil stock sheet.

"We are pleased to continue our relationship with Maaden and Alcoa to support the development of their aluminium complex in Saudi Arabia," said Rick Koumouris, head of Fluor's Mining & Metals business. "This new manufacturing facility will help meet the global automotive industry's growing demands for new, lighter materials."

Once complete, the automotive sheet facility will produce lightweight aluminium to be used in vehicle manufacturing. The new facility is part of the Maaden-Alcoa aluminium complex that is currently under development in Saudi Arabia. The facilities, which include a mine, alumina refinery, aluminium smelter and rolling mill, will be among the largest and most efficient aluminium complexes in the world.

Fluor's office in Greenville, SC, will be responsible for the design and procurement services on the project.

LONG EXPERTISE Fluor Corporation designs, builds and maintains many of the world's most challenging and complex projects. Founded in 1912, the company was started by John Simon Fluor Sr with a modest investment of $100. Since those humble beginnings, the company has grown into one of the largest engineering & construction companies in the world. Fluor is celebrating its 100th anniversary during 2012.

Today, through its global network of offices on six continents, the company provides comprehensive capabilities and world-class expertise in engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance and project management.

Headquartered in Irving, Texas (US), Fluor is a Fortune 500 company, ranking No 124 of America's largest corporations in 2012. Fluor ranks No 1 in the "Engineering, Construction" category of Fortune magazine's 2012 World's Most Admired Companies.

Engineering News-Record magazine ranks Fluor No 1 on its Top 100 Design-Build Firms list and No 2 on its Top 400 Contractors list in 2011. This recognition emphasises Fluor's ability to execute successfully large, financially complex projects around the globe.

Fluor serves clients in a wide variety of traditional and evolving industries worldwide.

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