GERMANTOWN, Md., October, 13, 2020 — Amentum, a leading contractor to U.S. federal and allied governments, announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of River Protection in Richland, Wash., extended the current tank operations contract with Amentum-led Washington River Protection Solutions LLC. The extension will run up to 12 months, from October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021. The estimated value of the contract extension is U.S. $725 million, which is based on the 2020 fiscal year budget.
“We appreciate the opportunity to continue supporting our DOE client and partnering with the Tri-cities communities to protect the Columbia River and surrounding environment. We will bring the same level of commitment to safety and completion of milestones as we have successfully done for the last 12 years of this most important mission”, said John Vollmer, Chief Executive Officer of Amentum.
During the contract extension period, the Amentum-led joint venture will safely and efficiently manage retrieval of the Hanford Tank Farms and operate, construct and maintain the Hanford Tank Farms to protect the Hanford site.
“WRPS will focus on DOE’s goal of achieving direct feed of low-activity waste operations for vitrification at Hanford. We also plan to make additional progress in the areas of tank waste retrieval, infrastructure upgrades, in-tank inspections and tank-farm barrier construction” said Mark Whitney, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Amentum Nuclear and Environment.
Washington River Protection Solutions is a team of companies led by Amentum with partner Atkins. The critical subcontractor for the contract is Orano.
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WRPS, a prime contractor to the DOE Office of River Protection, is responsible for the safe and efficient management of radioactive and hazardous wastes stored in Hanford’s underground tanks while preparing to deliver the waste to the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant for vitrification.