SOURCE: CH2M HILL

October 14, 2008 10:57 ET

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Selects CH2M HILL as Managing Agent for Potential Civil Nuclear Power Programme

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has appointed CH2M HILL, a global full-service programme management, engineering, construction and operations firm, as the Managing Agent for the potential United Arab Emirates Civil Nuclear Power Programme currently under evaluation. CH2M HILL has been awarded an initial ten-year contract.

In awarding the contract, ENEC expressed its confidence that CH2M HILL is the right partner for this potentially significant energy initiative. The firm will provide ENEC with access to the very best programme management processes the industry has to offer, and the expertise of world-class personnel.

"CH2M HILL is honored to help meet the UAE's future energy needs by providing the best global technology and management support to this potentially historic project," said Lee McIntire, CH2M HILL President and Chief Executive Officer elect.

As Managing Agent, CH2M HILL will assist ENEC in assuring the successful implementation of any Civil Nuclear Power Programme introduced in the UAE through all phases, including programme development beyond the conceptual phase. These responsibilities include prime contractor selection and oversight, implementation of owner's responsibilities to comply with International Atomic Energy Agency recommendations, master programme planning, and licensing and permitting associated with nuclear and support facilities.

CH2M HILL is the top-ranked firm in global programme management. The firm has been working in the UAE on mega programs and currently has over 500 professionals providing technical and programme management expertise in six offices throughout the UAE. The firm's current programme management portfolio includes Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, the Mumbai Airport Expansion, the Panama Canal Expansion, Thames Tideway Tunnel in London, the South Korean Military Base Relocation Programme, and the ADSSC Strategic Tunnel Enhancement Programme in Abu Dhabi.

Headquartered near 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 $5.8 billion in revenue and more than 25,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record (2008). The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of energy, nuclear, water, transportation, environmental, nuclear and industrial facilities. The firm has long been recognized as a most-admired company and leading employer, including being named by FORTUNE as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For and one of America's Most Admired Companies (2008).

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