May 04, 2011 09:09 ET

U.S. Department of Energy Selects URS-CH2M HILL Team for New ETTP Contract at Oak Ridge

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - CH2M HILL (, a global full-service program management, consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, is pleased to announce that a joint venture between CH2M HILL and URS has been awarded the remediation and cleanup contract at the DOE East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The contract has a five-year base period and a four-year option period. The total 9-year contract value is approximately $2.2 billion.

Mark Fallon, CH2M HILL Nuclear Business Group President commented, "CH2M HILL is grateful for the trust and confidence of the Department of Energy and are proud to have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the important mission at ETTP to restore the environment, protect workers and the public and make valuable assets available to support economic opportunity for east Tennessee for years to come. CH2M HILL has been a member of the east Tennessee business community for 15 years and we look forward to making our client, our new colleagues, our partners and our neighbors proud of our work at the ETTP." CH2M HILL is the world leader in nuclear facility decommissioning and cleanup, and is the DOE Environmental Management (EM) Program's leading footprint reduction contractor with the deactivation and decommissioning (D&D) of 1,636 excess facilities and structures (comprising 9.8 million ft2). Complex-wide, of the facilities demolished or dispositioned to date, CH2M HILL has performed or managed more than 60 percent of the EM facility D&D -- nearly twice that of any other contractor in the complex.

Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources. With US$6.3 billion in revenue and 23,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record and named a leader in sustainable engineering by Verdantix. The firm has been named a FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For five times. Visit us at,