Get plugged into vendor opportunities with the Citrus County combined-cycle natural gas plant project

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CRYSTAL RIVER, F.L. - Duke Energy Florida’s Citrus County combined-cycle natural gas plant project has received all required regulatory approvals and permits to move forward.

The project’s engineering, procurement and construction contractor, Fluor, will start clearing the land in late 2015 then start hiring temporary workers gradually in early 2016.

On Oct. 29, 2015, Duke Energy Florida and Fluor will host a vendor event to connect suppliers of various goods and services with the project as well as provide them information on how to do business with the project and get on the approved vendors’ list.

“Duke Energy has been a vital part of the Citrus County community for more than four decades,” Project Director Wayne Toms said. “Using local resources when possible is important to us. That’s why we’re hosting the Oct. 29 vendor event. Suppliers will learn more about our safety and quality standards and insurance requirements.”

Vendor event

  • Who: Suppliers of goods and services who want to do business with the Citrus County combined-cycle project, Duke Energy and Fluor. Vendors and subcontractors must have an excellent safety record, technical and commercial expertise and quality references. More details about the types of goods and services needed are listed on the project Web page: (click the “Vendor event” tab).
  • When: Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 | 4 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Plantation on Crystal River (Magnolia Ballroom) | 9301 W. Fort Island Trail | Crystal River.
  • Details: The event will include a presentation and networking opportunity. Supply chain experts from Duke Energy and Fluor will be available to answer questions. Light refreshments will be served.
    • 4 p.m.: Registration.
    • 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Presentation with Duke Energy and Fluor leaders.
    • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Networking.
  • More information: For questions about the Oct. 29 vendor event, suppliers should email Duke Energy’s April Harley at For questions about providing goods or services to the Citrus County project, email Fluor at

About Fluor

Based in Irving, Texas, Fluor is one of the largest publicly traded engineering, procurement and construction; maintenance; and project management companies in the world with offices in Greenville, S.C., and Charlotte, N.C.

Fluor has been a Duke Energy contractor for more than 40 years. In addition to the Citrus County combined-cycle natural gas plant project, Fluor was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the new W.S. Lee combined-cycle natural gas plant in S.C. In the early 1980s, Fluor also constructed Crystal River coal-fired units 4 and 5.

About Duke Energy Florida

Duke Energy Florida owns coal-fired and natural gas generation providing about 9,000 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 1.7 million customers in a 13,000-square-mile service area.

With its Florida regional headquarters located in St. Petersburg, Fla., Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 7.3 million electric customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. Its commercial power and international energy business segments own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at

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