The U.S. Energy Department extended the contract for the consortium managing highly-radioactive liquid waste at Savannah River Site, the department announced Wednesday.
Savannah River Remediation received a two-year extension for the contract awarded in 2009, according to a news release. The contract extension, worth $797 million, begins July 1 and runs through June 30, 2017.
An extension option was part of the original $3.3 billion, six-year contract for nuclear cleanup at SRS. Savannah River Remediation manages closure of underground storage tanks, operations at the Defense Waste Processing Facility and the Saltstone Facility.
“Savannah River Remediation LLC continues to successfully meet or exceed the terms of its contract,” said David Moody, DOE-Savannah River manager.
Savannah River Remediation is led by URS Corp. in partnership with Bechtel National, CH2M Hill and Babcock & Wilcox. The contractor received 95 percent, or $26.8 million, of the available award fee for its fiscal 2014 performance review.