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Fluor Secures Two-Year DOE Contract Extension; Nuclear Cleanup Work at Hanford Site to Run Through 2008.

IRVING, Texas -- Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) 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 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 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 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 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.

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.

Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) provides services on a global basis in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, operations, maintenance and project management. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor is a FORTUNE 500 company with revenues of $13.2 billion in 2005. For more information visit

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