Fluor Corporation was chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the next phase of cleanup at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) in Paducah, Kentucky. Fluor is the prime contractor for the management, integration and execution of the deactivation and post-GDP shutdown remediation activities at the Paducah site. It is anticipated that the new contract will help reduce environmental risks and create local job opportunities. The estimated value of the contract, which Fluor booked in the third quarter of 2014, is approximately $420 million over three years.
'We are very pleased to be the preferred bidder on this project,' said Bruce Stanski, president of Fluor's Government Group. 'By leveraging the gaseous diffusion plant experience we've gained at Portsmouth and Fluor's decades of experience managing and operating nuclear decommissioning sites, we look forward to working with the Department of Energy to deliver the site's program safely and cost effectively.'