Environmental Protection

Babcock & Wilcox Wins Cleanup Contract for DOE Site in Ohio

The Fluor-Babcock & Wilcox Portsmouth, LLC team has been awarded the decontamination and decommissioning contract at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Ohio.

The contract has an estimated value of $2.1 billion over a 10-year period, which includes an initial five-year period in addition to a potential five-year extension based on performance and government requirements.

“We are proud to have been chosen by the Department of Energy for this critical work at Portsmouth as a part of the team with Fluor,” said S. Robert Cochran, B&W Technical Services Group president in a press release. “Accelerating the decontamination and decommissioning work at Portsmouth is another important element within DOE’s nationwide environmental cleanup efforts. B&W looks forward to bringing the same high standards of safety and operational excellence that we bring to the other DOE facilities where we operate.”

The primary work at the Portsmouth facility, located in Pike County, Ohio, will include decontaminating and demolishing three large process facilities at the site as well as cleaning up and remediating contaminated soil and groundwater.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., The Babcock & Wilcox Company is a leader in clean energy technology and services, primarily for the nuclear, fossil and renewable power markets, as well as a premier advanced technology and mission critical defense contractor.

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