IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected Hanford Works Restoration, LLC (HWR), a joint venture between a subsidiary of BWX Technologies, Inc. and Fluor, to lead the Tank Closure Contract at the DOE’s Hanford Site. The team includes two pre-selected small businesses, DBD and INTERA, which provide specialized modeling and regulatory expertise, respectively. The contract is valued at up to approximately $13 billion over a 10-year period.
“We’re pleased that DOE has given us the opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness of the new end-state contract approach to accelerate closing Hanford’s tanks and reduce DOE’s liability,” said Tom D’Agostino, president of Fluor’s Government Group. “Fluor began its 13-year tenure at Hanford in 1996 with a contract to manage most of the site’s cleanup work and we have been an integrated part of the community ever since. We look forward to working with the incumbent Tank Farm employees, DOE, the regulators, and other Hanford contractors to shift to a unified closure mentality and safely accelerate the completion timeline.”
HWR has been selected to provide services for the transition from the current tank operations contract to the tank closure contract. The services include the operations and maintenance of the single shell and double shell tank farms including volume management and secondary waste treatment facilities; the completion of construction and operations and maintenance of equipment necessary to pretreat and feed low-level waste to the low-activity waste verification facility, and single-shell tank waste remediation and closure to support the Hanford Site environmental cleanup.
Established in 1943, the Hanford Site's original mission was to produce plutonium for national defense. Operations to make the raw materials for nuclear weapons continued until the late 1980s. In 1989, Hanford's mission shifted from production of weapons material to waste management and environmental cleanup.
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