Savannah River Remediation secures $750M liquid waste contract extension

April 2, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy has again extended Savannah River Remediation’s contract.

SRR, the Savannah River Site liquid waste contractor, was given an 18-month contract extension, according to a Tuesday announcement from AECOM.

AECOM leads SRR and is partnered with Bechtel National, BWXT and CH2M.

The contract extension keeps the incumbent liquid waste team on the job through September 2020. SRR’s contract was otherwise set to expire March 31.

The 18-month addendum is valued at about $750 million, according to the corporate announcement. SRR’s previous extension was valued at $450 million.

The president of AECOM’s Management Services wing, John Vollmer, said he was “pleased” with the added 18 months of work.

“AECOM has a long history of supporting the DOE at the Savannah River Site and extensive experience in liquid waste disposition,” Vollmer continued in his prepared statement. “We are committed to safely managing the radioactive waste system at the Site while reducing the state of South Carolina’s critical environmental risk.”

SRR has been handling the Site’s liquid waste mission for about a decade now. The liquid waste mission — expected to change, according to a blockbuster DOE announcement — involves handling nuclear waste, operating massive waste processing facilities, and construction of long-term waste storage units, among other things.

The DOE near the end of March signaled the contract extension with a public notice on Federal Business Opportunities, a government contracting website.

The liquid waste contractor in mid-February announced it hired almost 400 new people last year. SRR is “on track” to hire the same amount in the next year, per the same announcement.