Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been awarded a 12-month contract extension by the Department of Energy (DOE) for continued safe and efficient environmental remediation efforts along the Columbia River and selected portions of the Hanford site. The DOE announced its intention to extend Jacobs' existing 10-year contract from its original October 1, 2018 end-date through September 20, 2019.
"Our team brings considerable innovative solutions with unmatched capability for this important project," said Jacobs Aerospace, Technology, Environmental and Nuclear Senior Vice President of North American Nuclear Karen Wiemelt. "We stay committed to the Department of Energy in delivering results that are safe and efficient."
With an expanded scope, workers will continue to progress on demolition projects, retrieval of radioactive material, soil and groundwater remediation, and waste treatment and disposal. Additional scope has been added to the extension, such as completing 618-10 Burial Ground revegetation, performing slab removal on the Central Plateau, and maintaining the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) complex safely and compliantly while also treating and disposing of sodium waste.
DOE said in the announcement of the extension, "Jacobs as the incumbent contractor is the only contractor who has the unique qualifications to continue the necessary activities at the DOE Hanford site without a break in service until award is made of the on-going competitive procurement."
Source: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Date: Oct 10, 2018