OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 22, 2003 — Bechtel Jacobs Company, a limited liability company (LLC) between Jacobs Engineering Group and Bechtel National Inc., has received a new accelerated environmental cleanup contract from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for work at various sites in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Officials estimate the value of this 5-year, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract at $1.8 billion.
Under the accelerated cleanup approach, officials estimate that DOE will realize $1.4 billion in cost savings over the life of the Oak Ridge program. This approach is the result of a negotiated agreement reached in 2002 between the DOE, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the State of Tennessee to expedite cleanup and reduce health risks at the Oak Ridge site.
The contract outlines four major cleanup project areas, each with a specific schedule of results and associated incentive fees to ensure accountability. These include:
* East Tennessee Technology Park, formerly known as the K-25 site: Completion of cleanup at this former gaseous diffusion plant site by September 30, 2008
* Waste Disposition: Treatment and disposal of all legacy low-level waste and mixed low-level waste by September 30, 2005
* Melton Valley, a former waste disposal and experimental reactor area of Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Completion of all cleanup work outlined in the Melton Valley Record of Decision near Oak Ridge National Laboratory by September 30, 2006
* Balance of Program: Completion of all remaining cleanup projects, including the off-site Atomic City Auto Parks and David Witherspoon sites, by September 30, 2008
Bechtel Jacobs has been the cleanup contractor for DOE’s Oak Ridge operations since signing a $2.5 billion management and integration contract in 1997.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and Bechtel National, Inc., form Bechtel Jacobs Company LLC, which employs approximately 750 people in its Oak Ridge office and manages the cleanup program for DOE. Bechtel Jacobs subcontracts with other companies for most of the actual cleanup work as well as the treatment and disposal of wastes. Both companies are international engineering and construction firms with strong backgrounds in environmental remediation for government and private clients.
Jacobs, with over 35,000 employees and revenues approaching $5.0 billion, provides technical, professional, and construction services globally.