The United States Department of Energy announced May 25, 2017 that Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC. (FRNP), a CH2M-led company with partners Fluor Corporation and BWX Technologies, Inc., was awarded the Paducah Deactivation and Remediation (D&R) Contract at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP). CH2M brings experiences from the Gaseous Diffusion Complexes at East Tennessee Technology Park and all teaming members bring experience from the Portsmouth Site. Fluor will bring continuity of operations to the Paducah D&R Contract as the current contractor.
The performance based contract is valued at approximately $1.5 billion over 10 years; the base term is 5 years valued at approximately $750 million, followed by 3-year and 2-year option periods, valued at an approximate total of $750 million combined. The FRNP team, led by Program Manager Bill Kirby, will begin a transition period on June 22. Kirby commented, “The Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership team brings new leadership while leveraging lessons learned, site history, and detailed knowledge to deliver cost-effective technical solutions. We are looking forward to getting on site and getting to work on this exciting opportunity.”
The Paducah site is situated on approximately 3,500 acres in Western Kentucky, 8 miles west of Paducah, Kentucky, and 3.5 miles south of the Ohio River. The site, built in the 1950s as part of the nation’s nuclear weapons complex, processed uranium from 1952 to 2013 for military reactors, nuclear weapons, and nuclear power plant fuels. The D&R contract includes management of over 650 structures, properties, and buildings and will optimize short- and long-term surveillance and maintenance costs to allow for additional stabilization, deactivation and remediation activities, reducing risk and future demolition costs.
A community open house will be held in the coming weeks to introduce the new leadership team to the Paducah and surrounding communities. Learn more about the project and the Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership team at www.fourriversnuclearpartnership.com.
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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 155 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 us on Twitter @FluorCorp.
Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,100 employees, BWXT has nine major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and two NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at http://www.bwxt.com.