Fluor Corp. has reached an agreement with Texas Central Rail Holdings LLC (Texas Central), to advance the preliminary development of the 240-mile high-speed passenger rail line connecting Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston.
Fluor will support Texas Central during the preliminary development by refining the project’s engineering, design-build cost estimate, schedule and construction planning, and potentially further phases of development. Under this agreement, after the development phase and financial close, Fluor and its partners would be the preferred design-builder of the project connecting North Texas and Houston, according to a news release.
“Fluor’s global expertise in developing the world’s largest mega projects, matched with its ability to provide integrated solutions to clients across the globe, position the company well with Texas Central,” said Hans Dekker, president of Fluor’s infrastructure business line, in the release. “We will use our industry experience and proven track record of delivering high-speed rail projects to provide high-value services for this significant infrastructure project.”
Fluor is based in Irving, Texas and has an office in Greenville.