Veolia Nuclear Solutions – Federal Services part of contract-winning team for U.S. Department of Energy cleanup contract in Ohio
Veolia’s U.S. nuclear clean up arm is an integrated subcontractor on the $5.87 billion contract at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management awarded the Portsmouth Decontamination and Decommissioning (PORTS D&D) contract July 13 to Southern Ohio Cleanup Company (SOCCo). Veolia Nuclear Solutions – Federal Services (VNSFS) serves as an integrated subcontractor of SOCCo. The venture is led by Amentum, Fluor and Cavendish Nuclear.
The contract has an estimated value of $5.87 billion, over a 10-year period, and includes performance of task orders issued up to an additional five years. The new D&D Contract replaces the PORTS D&D contract currently held by Fluor–BWXT Portsmouth, LLC (FBP).
Work to be performed under this new contract will include, but not be limited to demolition and disposal of facilities, process equipment, related process buildings, and other ancillary facilities. The contract also includes remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater, and disposition of uranium material.
“We are delighted to be named as one of the operators tasked with waste management operations at the Portsmouth site. VNS’ advantage lies in its ability to operate sites like Portsmouth and innovate new processes to meet the demands of the time. We are proud of our record of partnership with the Department of Energy and look forward to bringing our unique capabilities to Portsmouth,” said Christine Lucas Lamouroux, CEO of Veolia Nuclear Solutions.
The PORTS site is a 3,700-acre federal reservation located in Southern Ohio. It was built in the early 1950s by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. It was one of three large gaseous diffusion plants initially constructed to produce enriched uranium to support the nation’s nuclear weapons program and, in later years, enriched uranium used by commercial nuclear reactors.
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To learn more about the Portsmouth site: Portsmouth Site | Department of Energy