Fluor will provide engineering and other associated services for the project. When complete, the 50MW CSP generating facility will capture solar energy using parabolic trough mirrors and will convert the energy into electricity through a steam turbine generator.

The project is underway with engineering expected to be complete by the second quarter of 2011. Fluor’s Asturias and Madrid, Spain, operations will lead the engineering effort with support from its southern California operations center. Fluor has been providing front-end support work to Elecnor for this project since early in 2009.

Dave Dunning, president of Fluor’s Power Group, said: “With the increasing demand to supplement the world’s energy supply with solar and other renewable forms of energy, we believe we are well positioned to meet the needs of clients like Elecnor. Concentrating solar power technology has gained momentum in Spain and throughout the world, and we believe our global engineering expertise and resource base for clean energy projects adds exceptional value.”

Brad Friesen, vice president of renewables business line at Fluor, said: “We’ve been active in Europe for more than 50 years including ongoing operations in Spain since 1989. We specialize in executing complex, large-scale projects with excellence using our talented local employee base. In addition, we have nearly 30 years of related renewable and thermal power plant experience and will bring that expertise to Elecnor’s solar power portfolio.”