U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise
In July 2014 a Bechtel-led partnership was selected to manage and operate two critical national defense sites, the Pantex Plant in Texas and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee, under a consolidated contract for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.
The role of Bechtel-led Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC (CNS) is to improve performance at both facilities while ensuring an uncompromising focus on safety, security, quality, and cost-effectiveness. CNS does that with shared business systems and other efficiencies, with innovation, and by applying lessons learned.
By 2018 the government had validated more than $300 million in cost savings implemented by CNS. Those funds are being reinvested in much-needed repairs and upgraded infrastructure at Y-12 and Pantex - built in the 1940s and 1950s respectively.
NNSA awarded a two-year contract extension to CNS in early 2018.
Bechtel's partners in Consolidated Nuclear Security are Leidos, Orbital ATK Inc., and SOC LLC. Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. is a teaming subcontractor.