March 29, 2010 18:07 ET

DOE Selects CH2M HILL Newport News Nuclear, LLC to Complete the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project

IDAHO FALLS, ID--(Marketwire - March 29, 2010) -  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that CH2M HILL Newport News Nuclear, LLC (CHN), was selected to lead the estimated $592 million Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP). The contract will run through September 30, 2015 under a Cost-Plus-Award-Fee contract with performance-based incentives.

The AMWTP is an important component in the mission to characterize, treat, package, ship and dispose of the estimated 30,200 cubic meters of waste currently remaining. CH2M HILL and its minority LLC partner Newport News Nuclear, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation, have teamed to deliver a safe, reliable and compliant technical approach to the operation of the AMWTP. CH2M HILL is also pleased to work with several key pre-selected subcontractors, including Cavanagh Services Group, GEM Technology International Corporation (GEM) and Epsilon System Solutions, Inc.

"We have assembled a very capable management team that will do everything possible to deliver results that are protective of the environment and improve operations to meet the regulatory milestones," said CH2M HILL Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lee McIntire. "We remain totally committed to assist the Department of Energy in accomplishing the important work of cleaning up the sites that were essential to winning the Cold War."

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the local Department of Energy leadership, Idaho delegation, local regulators and other stakeholders to make this project a world-class success. We bring a fundamental focus on safety whose foundation is partnering with the outstanding men and women at AMWTP," stated CHN President Jerry Long. "The CHN leadership team is ready to get to work and begin transition."

CH2M HILL has deep roots in both Idaho Falls and throughout greater Idaho. CH2M HILL has provided engineering, planning, construction and operations services in the areas of energy, water, environment, industrial design and construction, and transportation. 

CH2M HILL is also the Managing Partner for the 7-year, $2.9 billion program for nuclear operations management and environmental cleanup at DOE's Idaho Site located in eastern Idaho. The AMWTP project is located within the Radioactive Waste Management Complex on the Idaho site.

Headquartered in Denver, Colo., employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in engineering, procurement, construction, management and operations for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. With $6.3 billion in revenue and more than 23,500 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record (2009). The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy and power, and facilities and infrastructure. The firm has long been recognized as a most-admired company and leading employer. Visit

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