Bechtel-Led Consortium Resumes Role at Pantex, Oak Ridge - Mar 10, 2014
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, led by Bechtel, is
immediately moving to resume control of the operation of the Pantex Plant in
Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., by
order of the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration, the company
announced March 7. The consortium was chosen in 2013 to manage and operate
these nuclear security facilities, but the transition was put on hold as the
contract award was reviewed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
"Resuming transition is critical to begin delivering
improved efficiency, reliability, and cost effectiveness needed to maintain
these sites' critical missions," said John Howanitz, Bechtel's Nuclear
Security and Operations general manager. "It is also the first step in
reducing the uncertainty faced by the dedicated employees and communities at
both Pantex and Y-12."
Consolidated Nuclear Security— whose members are Bechtel
National, Inc., Lockheed Martin Services, Inc., ATK Launch Systems Inc., SOC
LLC, and Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.as a teaming subcontractor—will manage the
operations. The two facilities maintain the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.
"Our team has maintained a high state of readiness to effect a smooth transition, and we are ready to begin work with the National Nuclear Security Administration on this important project," said Jim Haynes, Consolidated Nuclear Security's CEO. "We remain committed to high standards of safety, security, and efficiency as we deliver our work during transition and throughout the length of our contract."
Mar 10, 2014