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Bechtel Selected to Help Radioactive Waste Cleanup at South Carolina Site

  • 15 October 2017
  • Americas, Cleanup & Remediation

Joint venture will provide liquid waste services and close underground tanks

Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, construction, and project management, has been selected as part of a joint venture to provide liquid waste services at a U.S. Department of Energy site in South Carolina. The Savannah River Site produced materials for nuclear defense during the Cold War.

Bechtel National Inc. is a member of Savannah River EcoManagement, LLC along with BWXT Technical Services Group Inc. and Honeywell International Inc.

“We appreciate the Department of Energy’s confidence in our team’s ability to improve environmental cleanup at the Savannah River Site, and to do it safely,” said Barbara Rusinko, president of Bechtel’s government services and commercial nuclear power business. “We look forward to continuing our contributions at the site and the Aiken region.”

Liquid waste services include operations of existing radioactive liquid waste facilities for storage, treatment, stabilization and disposal of waste; waste removal from tanks and tank closures; construction of additional saltstone disposal units; operation of the Salt Waste Processing Facility after facility commissioning, startup, and one year of operation; and liquid waste program and regulatory support.

The total estimated value of the contract is approximately $4.7 billion. The period of performance includes a base period of seven years (including a transition period of 90 days) and an option period of three years.

Bechtel is a leader in environmental cleanup and restoration of former nuclear weapons production sites. The company’s unparalleled experience spans nearly 40 years and includes the cleanup, remediation, and closure of nuclear waste facilities in Washington state, Idaho, New Mexico, Tennessee, Kentucky, Nevada, and South Carolina.

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