OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - Following the successful completion of transition, URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) has assumed its role as the primary contractor for remediation and cleanup of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP).
“We are extremely pleased to have UCOR on board,” said John Eschenberg, the DOE Oak Ridge Office’s acting deputy manager and assistant manager for Environmental Management. “Their team has already identified measures that, in the long run, will save time, money, and successfully reduce the Oak Ridge Reservation’s footprint. We are looking forward to the accomplishments they will achieve.”
UCOR’s $2.2 billion contract has an initial five-year term, and a four-year option period. Subcontractors will comprise 60% of the total contract, with half of those contracts set aside for small businesses. Since the award of the contract in late April, UCOR has been transitioning with Bechtel Jacobs Company LLC, the former contract holder. UCOR will complete the cleanup of ETTP and other services such as facility surveillance and maintenance, and waste management operations at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Y-12 National Security Complex.
Located on the DOE’s Oak Ridge Reservation, ETTP began operations during World War II as part of the Manhattan Project. From 1945 to 1985, the site produced enriched uranium for the commercial nuclear power industry. In 1987, the facility was permanently closed. Restoration of the environment, decontamination and decommissioning of facilities, and management of the legacy wastes have since been the main activities at the site.
The UCOR contractor team is composed of URS Energy and Construction, Inc, and CH2M HILL Constructors, Incorporated. Restoration Services, Inc. is providing subcontractor services.