25 April 2013
Fluor Corporation announced this week that it is teaming up with Canada’s Supreme Group, which specialises in fabrication and modular assembly, to form Supreme Modular Fabrication Inc.
The 50:50 partnership will offer module assembly and fabrication services to the Canadian manufacturing and industrial marketplace from its 50-plus-acre module yard near Edmonton, Alberta.
Fluor says the partnership allows it to deliver "a fully integrated self-performed engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPFC) solution to a wide range of projects across Canada".
Fluor used modular construction methods on a large-scale manufacturing facility for Biogen Idec. (Fluor Corp)
In September 2012 Fluor formed a similar joint venture in the Philippines with AG&P, a company specialising in modular engineering and fabrication services.
"We are truly excited about the fabrication partnership with Supreme where both of our companies are bringing together the best talent and best offerings to meet the needs of our clients," said Peter Oosterveer, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals Group.
"We are seeing increased levels of construction work move from the field to controlled, productive and less costly work environments like modular fabrication yards," said Garry Flowers, president of Fluor’s Global Services Group.