BASF's Automotive Coatings Plant In Shanghai, China (Photo: Business Wire)

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that BASF's Coatings division has opened a new automotive coatings plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, Shanghai, China. An opening ceremony was held recently to commemorate the milestone.

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BASF's Automotive Coatings Plant in Shanghai, China (Photo: Business Wire)

BASF's Automotive Coatings Plant in Shanghai, China (Photo: Business Wire)

"Working closely with BASF, the team optimized the schedule to support parallel construction activities and deliver this project safely and on schedule," said Ken Choudhary, president of Fluor's Energy & Chemicals business in the Asia-Pacific region. "We greatly value our strategic partnership with BASF and this project is yet another example of excellence in execution through close collaboration and teamwork."

After completing the front-end engineering and design, Fluor provided engineering, procurement and construction management services for the project. Fluor was responsible for building production lines, a solvent recovery unit, tank farms, utilities, warehouse, administration building and site infrastructure, with more than 1,200 craft workers onsite at peak.

An expansion of an existing facility, the project was constructed adjacent to several operating units, requiring close collaboration with the plant operations to ensure safety. Leveraging Fluor's safety programs, including its Life Critical SM activity requirements, the project achieved 3.5 million work hours without a lost-time incident.

The facility produces innovative and eco-efficient automotive coatings that support the growing automotive industry in China and better serve local car manufacturers.

As a global engineering partner for BASF, Fluor has delivered many of BASF's recent expansion projects, including an isononanol plant in China and a citral facility in Malaysia.

About Fluor Corporation

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) is a global engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance company that designs, builds and maintains capital-efficient facilities for its clients on six continents. For more than a century, Fluor has served its clients by delivering innovative and integrated solutions across the globe. With headquarters in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 149 on the Fortune 500 list with revenue of $19 billion in 2016 and has more than 60,000 employees worldwide. For more information, please visit www.fluor.com or follow Fluor on social media at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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