Operations Begin at DOE's Idaho Site

Fluor Idaho will lead a workforce of approximately 1,700 personnel, the vast majority of whom were performing cleanup work with the incumbent contractors.

📅   Fri August 05, 2016 - West Edition #16


Fluor Idaho will lead a workforce of approximately 1,700 personnel, the vast majority of whom were performing cleanup work with the incumbent contractors.
Fluor Idaho will lead a workforce of approximately 1,700 personnel, the vast majority of whom were performing cleanup work with the incumbent contractors.

Operational responsibilities for environmental management work at the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho operations office were transitioned to Fluor Idaho LLC, marking the start of a five-year contract to support cleanup at the department's Idaho site.

“We're looking forward to working with our teaming partners and DOE to continue the impressive cleanup work that is taking place here in Idaho,” said Fred Hughes, Fluor Idaho president and program manager. “This is extremely important work for the residents of Idaho and for the long-term mission of the Idaho National Laboratory.”

Fluor Idaho will focus on safely integrating, accelerating and delivering the Idaho cleanup mission, including processing transuranic waste for disposal, completing buried waste retrieval, and managing spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive waste.

The work consolidates the Idaho Cleanup Project and Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project contracts, and will support multiple national and state regulatory agreements, including the 1995 Idaho Settlement Agreement.

The start of operations ends a three-month transition period that Fluor Idaho personnel have spent becoming familiar with the facilities, processes and personnel performing cleanup work at the Idaho site.

Fluor Idaho will lead a workforce of approximately 1,700 personnel, the vast majority of whom were performing cleanup work with the incumbent contractors.

“The Fluor Idaho management team has developed an immense amount of respect for the workforce that has been performing cleanup work,” said Hughes. “These employees and their shared values and professional capabilities are responsible for some of the most impressive cleanup accomplishments in the DOE complex. Given the hazards inherent in cleanup work, the safe, questioning attitude of employees is invaluable to Fluor Idaho's successful operations.”

Fluor Idaho's presence also will be noticeable in the community.

“We understand the responsibility of being a solid corporate neighbor,” said Hughes. “Fluor Idaho is committed to investing our time, talent and funding in the economic health of the community and to making our presence in eastern Idaho visible and appreciable.

“We are excited to get started on what we are certain will be a highly successful mission,” Hughes said. “We look forward to helping DOE meet its cleanup mission at the Idaho site, building on the momentum that the incumbent employees have already created, and serving the communities where our employees live.”

Fluor Idaho is wholly owned by Fluor Corporation, a global engineering and construction firm headquartered in Irving, Texas, that designs and builds some of the world's most complex projects. Fluor leads a team that includes subcontractors CH2M, waste control specialists, and Idaho-based small businesses North Wind, Inc. and Portage, Inc.

For more information, visit https://idahocleanupproject.com/.

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