Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is one of three finalists for the Project of the Year award by the international Project Management Institute, the world’s largest association for project managers.
SRNS, the U.S. Energy Department’s contractor at the Savannah River Site, is being considered for management of work accomplished through $1.4 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.
Specifically, SRNS is being recognized for managing projects that resulted in a significant reduction of footprint from past operations, ultimately changing the skyline at the site. The contractor further reduced risk by preparing legacy plutonium-contaminated waste for removal and disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico.
“We are honored to be chosen by PMI as a finalist for this prestigious award and are proud of the success achieved during the ARRA project. It is our goal to be defined by a commitment to exceptional and safe project execution. With the ARRA project, being good stewards of the $1.4 billion investment in the Savannah River Site was another important goal,” said Dwayne Wilson, SRNS president and CEO.
The award recognizes, honors, and publicizes a successful project and the achievements of the project team for performance related to project management. Other finalists include the Adelaide Desalination Project in South Australia and the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Fla.
PMI is the world’s largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. Its professional resources and research empower more than 700,000 members in nearly every country in the world to improve their organizations’ success and further mature the profession.