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SNC-Lavalin JV wins $10 billion U.S. nuclear cleanup job

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SNC-Lavalin JV wins $10 billion U.S. nuclear cleanup job
FLUOR — A joint venture led by Aecom that includes a division of SNC-Lavalin will manage the cleanup at Hanford, a 580-square-mile U.S. Department of Energy site in southeastern Washington state.

MONTREAL — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced it has selected Central Plateau Cleanup Company, LLC, an Aecom Management Services Group-led joint venture that includes a division of SNC-Lavalin, to lead the Central Plateau Cleanup Contract in Washington state.

The single indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is valued at up to US$10 billion over a 10-year ordering period of performance, noted a Dec. 16 statement.

The JV includes Fluor and Atkins Nuclear Secured Holdings Corporation, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group’s nuclear sector. The contract involves work at the DOE’s Hanford site near Richland, Wash.

The contract will achieve end-state closure of facilities, waste burial sites and groundwater remediation in the river corridor of the Hanford Reservation along the Columbia River. The scope will also include decommissioning and dismantlement of several legacy facilities on the Central Plateau of the Hanford Reservation. The JV will manage waste disposition activities for the on-site disposal facility as well as off-site disposal operations.

Established in 1943, the Hanford Site’s original mission was to produce plutonium for national defence. 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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