Fluor Secures Two-Year DOE Contract Extension; Nuclear Cleanup Work at Hanford Site to Run Through 2008.IRVING, Texas Irving (pronounced 'er-ving') is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within Dallas County. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the city population was 191,615; the 2006 estimate was 201,927 according to the North Central Texas Council of Governments, and 196,084 according to -- Fluor Corporation (NYSE NYSE
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FLR Force of Lower Readiness ) announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Fluor Hanford, a unit of the Fluor Government Group, a contract extension for its nuclear cleanup work at the Hanford Site The Hanford Site is a facility of the government of the United States established to provide plutonium necessary for the development of nuclear weapons. It was established in 1943 as the Hanford Engineer Works, part of the Manhattan Project, and codenamed "Site W. in southeastern Washington state. The contract extension is for up to two years and will run through September 30, 2008.
"The work Fluor and its partners are executing at Hanford is important to the DOE, the Tri-Cities, the mid-Columbia River region and the nation," John Hopkins, Group President of Fluor Corporation. "Our work in the nuclear cleanup market, both in the U.S. and globally, continues to be a major focus for our company."
"Fluor has worked at the Hanford Site for nearly a decade and we are proud of the achievements we have accomplished to date and we look forward to maintaining the momentum going forward," said Ken Smith, Senior Vice President of Fluor's environmental & nuclear business. "Having visited Hanford many times, I know firsthand how difficult this type of work is and our employees and partners continue to perform at an exceptional level."
"Fluor Hanford employees are not only engaged in the cleanup of Hanford, they are also valued members of the Tri-Cities community and they are dedicated to making this region a great place to live and work," said Ron Gallagher, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Fluor Hanford.
The contract will continue to be managed by the DOE's Richland Operations Office. During the extension period, Fluor's cleanup work will include:
* Completing demolition of the radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facilities and cleaning out glove boxes at the Plutonium Finishing Plant;
* Finishing containerization con·tain·er·ize
v.tr. con·tain·er·ized, con·tain·er·iz·ing, con·tain·er·iz·es
1. To package (cargo) in large standardized containers for efficient shipping and handling.
2. and transfer of radioactive sludge from the K East reactor basin to the K West reactor basin and design of the sludge treatment system;
* Reaching 60 percent of all suspect-transuranic waste retrieved for disposal (equivalent to 45,000 55-gallon drums);
* Installing and/or operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap. to address groundwater contamination, including a new pump-and-treat operation at 100-K, a new technology at 100-D, a 300-foot barrier at 100-N, and at least 30 new monitoring wells;
* Demolishing 10 high-risk industrial facilities; and
* Removing about 700 gallons of sodium from the Fast Flux Test Facility The Fast Flux Test Facility is a 400 MW nuclear test reactor owned by the U.S. Department of Energy. It is situated in the 400 Area of the Hanford Site, which is located in the state of Washington. .
Fluor also executes DOE nuclear cleanup work at the Fernald, Ohio site, once known as the Feed Materials Production Center, 20 miles north of Cincinnati. The job was originally estimated to take as much as 27 years to complete at a cost of $12.2 billion. Fluor Fernald will complete the cleanup in 13 years for $4 billion. Work at Fluor Fernald is expected to be completed by the end of 2006.
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