Jacobs wins $6.4bn US nuclear clean-up contract

US engineer Jacobs has won a decade-long contract from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management worth $6.4bn.

Jacobs is the majority partner in the Idaho Environmental Coalition, which won the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

The ICP will reduce risk to workers, the public and the environment by cleaning up the INL site which is contaminated by waste from government research reactors and spent nuclear fuel reprocessing.

Karen Wiemelt, Jacobs’ senior vice president of North American Nuclear Critical Mission Solutions, said :"Jacobs welcomes the opportunity to partner with DOE to advance the restoration of the ICP to beneficial re-use for the INL and Idaho Falls community.

"Together with the DOE, Jacobs will use our technology-driven solutions to reduce the environmental legacy of the Cold War, support high-quality jobs in the region and protect the Snake River Plain Aquifer, a critical element of Idaho’s agricultural industry."

The "single award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract" allows the DOE, IEC and project stakeholders to collaborate to define the end states necessary to complete work at ICP.

Image: Idaho National Laboratory’s Experimental Breeder Reactor Number 1 (Public Domain)

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