Extensive experience managing and operating complex nuclear facilities, from nuclear research and development sites to U.S. nuclear manufacturing facilities

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Uranium Processing Facility

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Bechtel is a majority partner of Consolidated Nuclear Security, the team building the Uranium Processing Facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex. The design and construction is subcontracted to Bechtel’s U.S. government services company and will be a multi-building, state of the art complex for enriched uranium operations related to nuclear security.  

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Y-12 National Security Complex

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Bechtel leads the team that manages and operates Y-12, one of the key manufacturing plants for maintaining the nuclear weapons stockpile for the United States, ensuring a safe and effective nuclear weapons deterrent. The site retrieves and stores nuclear materials, and it fuels the nation's naval reactors, as well as performs research and development for the government and private sector.

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Pantex Plant

Amarillo, Texas

Bechtel leads the team that manages and operates the Pantex Plant, the nation's only assembly and disassembly and integrated explosives manufacturing facility supporting the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.The approximately 18,000-acre (7,300-hectare) site is responsible for dismantling weapons and conducting surveillance and maintenance on aging weapons and the nuclear stockpile.

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Livermore, California

Bechtel, in partnership with the University of California, manages and operates Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. One of the premier national laboratories, Livermore focuses on nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship, technology development in support of national security, high-performance computer simulation, and materials and energy research

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Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Since 2006, Bechtel has worked in partnership with the University of California to manage and operate Los Alamos National Laboratory, a premier U.S. facility in national security and scientific research, and one of the world's largest multidisciplinary institutions. The team has more than 7,000 employees on the 36 square-mile (93-square-kilometer) Department of Energy-owned property. The Los Alamos lab site includes more than 2,000 individual facilities, including 47 technical areas with 8 million square feet (743,000 square meters) under roof.