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MOX contractor earns 50.4 percent of FY12 incentive fee

Monday, April 8, 2013 2:54 PM
Last updated Tuesday, April 9, 2013 1:42 AM
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Savannah River Site contractor Shaw AREVA MOX Services earned just 50.4 percent of its performance-based incentive fees in fiscal 2012, making perfect scores on health and safety but poor marks for engineering and construction.

The consortium, which is building the mixed oxide fuel facility – or MOX plant – was awarded $4,392,594 out of a possible $8,715,465, according to the company’s notification letter from the National Nuclear Security Administration, which gave the firm “an overall rating of satisfactory.”

The group’s scores ranged from 100 percent in the health, safety and environmental category to just 1 percent in the engineering and construction sector.

Other scores included 80 percent in both community outreach and MOX fuel codes; 75 percent in security; 51 percent in both quality assurance and timely response/lessons learned; and 10 percent in project management and business systems, the letter said.

By comparison, SRS management contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions earned almost 85 percent of its performance-based incentive award, receiving $41,492,503 of a possible $48,950,000; and security contractor WSI received $2,602,047, representing 97 percent of its possible award in fiscal 2012.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/08/13 - 04:09 pm
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Let Me Get This Right

We are dealing with nuclear safety at SRS and we got 50%? Heh, heh, heh. It's the other half that's a.....

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bdouglas 04/08/13 - 09:39 pm
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Oh, but they got 100% on

Oh, but they got 100% on health and safety! That's honestly the culture out there. No matter how slowly and/or poorly the rest of the job gets done, as long as it's safe they're happy. That's why everything there is over budget and overdue. I'd never suggest sacrificing safety for anything, but someone needs to be focusing on quality and timely completion of work.

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SCEagle Eye 04/09/13 - 03:51 am
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1% means billions in overruns

That 1% on "engineering and construction" is a sweet figure for DOE and AREVA as it reflects the $3 billion increase in the cost of the MOX plant, to $7.7 billion. But it's bitter for the taxpayer as that massive cost overrun is our money in their bank. Time to pull the plug on this horribly mismanaged, directionless MOX mess.

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bdouglas 04/09/13 - 09:00 am
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Remember the K area cooling

Remember the K area cooling tower they demolished a while back? That thing was *never used* in all the years it was there. I genuinely hope MOX doesn't suffer a similar fate.

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