Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded the Hanford Integrated Tank Disposition Contract (ITDC) to Hanford Tank Waste Operations & Closure, LLC (H2C) of Lynchburg, Virginia.
H2C is a newly formed limited liability company comprised of BWXT Technical Services Group, Inc. (BWXT TSG), Amentum Environment & Energy, Inc. (Amentum), and Fluor Federal Services, Inc. (FFS). H2C is partnering with the following subcontractors as part of the contract: DBD, Inc., DSS Sustainable Solutions USA, Inc., INTERA Incorporated, and Longenecker & Associates, Inc.
The contract will reportedly have a maximum value of $45 billion that spans a 10-year period. It includes mandated provisions for meaningful work to be performed by small businesses, promoting robust community commitment. Further contract language includes support of site reindustrialization by the Tri-Cities community, with a community commitment plan required as one of the deliverables.
The Hanford Integrated Tank Disposition Contract outlines the following work tasks and responsibilities to be performed:
- Tank farm facilities operation, including single-shell tank waste retrieval and closure
- Design, construction and operation of waste receiving facilities and treatment capabilities
- Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant operation
- Execution of core functions, such as project management; environment, safety, health, and quality; security and emergency services; and business performance requirements
Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) has held the expiring contract for tank farm work since 2008 and has been given several short-term contract extensions. The Department of Energy has long called Hanford’s tank waste our nation’s largest financial and environmental risk.
Continued stable funding for the Hanford Site helps ensure there will be no site workforce impacts. Existing competitive and comparable benefits will also continue under the new contract.
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