Fluor celebrates 50th anniversary in UK
STRONG GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ENGINEERING &CONSTRUCTION SERVICES DRIVES GROWTH
Irving, United States of America – Fluor Limited, the U.K. operating arm of Fluor Corporation announced 2007-02-28 that it recently celebrated the company’s 50th anniversary of continuous operations in the United Kingdom. A formal celebration to mark the occasion was held in London at Old Billingsgate on the banks of the River Thames.
Operating as a U.K. registered company, Fluor Limited has four offices (Aberdeen; Camberley, Surrey; West Cumbria and Victoria, London) employing nearly 2,000 people. Since opening its first U.K. office in the late 1950s, Fluor Limited has been an integral part of the company’s operations providing a strong foothold for projects in Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.
“Fluor’s history here in the U.K. began with only a handful of people in a small office in Hyde Park. From that humble beginning, we’ve been able to grow and expand because of the great clients we’ve been able to work with and because of our exceptional employees,” said Fluor’s Chairman and CEO Alan Boeckmann. “Over the years, our work here has included some of the largest and most high-profile engineering and construction projects in the world which we have completed successfully while demonstrating Fluor’s strong tradition of safety and contribution to the communities in which we work. We look forward to adding to that history in the decades to come.”
“Today, Fluor’s portfolio of projects is our strongest and most diverse ever during our 50 year history,” said Patrick Flaherty, Managing Director of Fluor Limited. “We are proud to be able to serve a large number of clients in diverse business sectors including: energy and chemicals; power; nuclear decommissioning; manufacturing and life sciences; transportation and telecommunications to name a few.”
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) provides services on a global basis in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, operations, maintenance and project management. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor is a FORTUNE 500 company with revenues of $13.2 billion in 2005. For more information, visit www.fluor.com