DOE tells SRNS to proceed at Savannah River Site

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Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) this afternoon received a “Notice to Proceed” from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the management and operating (M&O) contract at DOE’s Savannah River Site (SRS). A 90-day transition period will begin immediately; SRNS will assume Site operational responsibilities in mid-summer.

The “Notice to Proceed” follows the successful resolution of a protest of DOE’s SRS M&O contract award to SRNS on January 10, 2008.

“We are absolutely delighted with this great news,” said Chuck Munns, SRNS President and Chief Executive Officer. “Delay and uncertainty are now behind us and we and the men and women of SRS can now move forward to effect a positive, safe transition.”

SRNS will immediately begin detailed communications with its new SRS team: the current Site M&O workforce; DOE Site management; and the incumbent contractor. SRNS is planning a series of off-site Town Hall meetings for its employees, family members and the public to meet the SRNS leadership. “We received more than 100 questions and comments on our website during the quiet period of the protest stay,” Munns said, “and while we now hope to answer them all, we also hope the meetings will provide a forum where we can learn about concerns and issues.” Additional questions and comments may be provided through the SRNS website at

SRNS was formed by Fluor Daniel as the senior partner with Northrop Grumman and Honeywell. Lockheed Martin, Nuclear Fuel Services and other subcontractors currently at SRS will assist in contract execution. This partnership brings together exceptional knowledge, skills and expertise in every dimension of the nuclear fuel cycle, including complex nuclear cleanup, nuclear technology, and large government project management and innovation.

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