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DOE Selects CH2M HILL to Lead Cleanup Effort

By: John Corsi
Source: CH2M HILL

RICHLAND, WASHINGTON, 19 June 2008 — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that CH2M HILL LLC, a global full-service engineering, procurement, construction, and operations firm, was selected to lead the $4.5 billion Plateau Remediation Contract (PRC) over ten years (a five-year base period with the option to extend it for another five years).

The PRC is a multi-year project focusing on the safe, environmental cleanup of the Central Plateau of DOE's Hanford Site.

CH2M HILL will serve as a prime contractor to the DOE in order to ensure accountability and a consistent culture. CH2M HILL is pleased to work with several key subcontractors, including Fluor and AREVA.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the local Department of Energy leadership, Washington delegation, local regulators and other stakeholders to make this project a world-class success," said CH2M HILL Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ralph Peterson. "We have assembled a management team with unmatched capability that will do everything possible to deliver results that are protective of the environment and the Columbia Basin."

The scope of work includes treatment and disposal of various radioactive waste streams, groundwater, management of spent nuclear fuel, disposal or disposition of nuclear materials, demolition of non-reactor nuclear facilities and environmental remediation activities currently funded through DOE's Office of Environmental Management.

"We are honored to be entrusted with this important project," stated John Lehew, CHPRC president and chief executive officer. "As someone who currently lives in the Tri-Cities, I understand how critical this project is to the future of our State. We need to safely and effectively perform this work to protect our environment."

"We bring a fundamental focus on safety that entails partnering with the workforce," said Lehew. "We will tackle the highest risk projects first to reduce or eliminate health and environmental hazards, while reducing costs."

Partnering with pre-qualified small businesses to meet aggressive cleanup milestones has been a key component of the company’s success in Washington State as well as Rocky Flats, Mound, and Idaho. The partnership with small business will continue. For example, CHPRC has named several local pre-selected subcontractors as part of its team to perform the work.

CH2M HILL has deep roots in both the Tri-Cities and throughout Washington. CH2M HILL has provided engineering, planning, construction and operations services in the areas of energy, water, environment, industrial design and construction, and transportation.


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 $6.4 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 (2008). The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of energy, 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 (2009).
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