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Fluor wins Best Practices award

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The Fluor Corporation announced that the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) has named Fluor the 2016 Best Practices Award winner for the company’s modularisation innovation for the Shell Quest carbon capture and storage (Quest) project. Fluor was recognised for innovation at the COAA 2016 Best Practices Conference’s awards presentation last night in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The Quest project marked the full implementation of Fluor’s innovative, first of a kind modularisation technology, 3rd Gen Modular ExecutionSM (3rd Gen). 3rd Gen increases the portion of a facility that can be modularised by consolidating equipment and components into the modules, allowing for decentralised electrical and instrumentation distribution. The process also significantly reduces plot plan footprints. The result is improved construction and safety performance and reduced onsite labour, material quantities and capital costs. 3rd Gen helped reduce the plot plan by 20% and capital costs by 30% from initial estimates on the Quest project.

“The results achieved on Quest showcase the capital efficiency and delivery predictability that 3rd Gen brings to projects,” said Jim Brittain, President of Fluor’s Energy and Chemicals business in the Americas. “Use of 3rd Gen is not just a technology improvement, but a project execution improvement because it encourages collaboration between the procurement, construction and operations teams from day one, thereby creating more efficient designs and execution strategies. COAA’s recognition that 3rd Gen is an industry best practice to improve construction performance further confirms the value it brings to project execution.”

COAA provides leadership to enable successful project execution in the Alberta heavy industrial construction and maintenance industries. The COAA Best Practices awards annually recognise companies and organisations that have provided outstanding leadership in developing, implementing and improving industry best practices. The 2016 awards focused on construction performance and were judged on effective implementation, as well as industry improvement and sharing, by respected industry experts.

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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