NNSA awards B&W Y-12 a one-year extension of the management and operations contract at the Y-12 National Security Complex.

BW_Y-12_LogoThe National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced Thursday that it has awarded B&W Y-12 a one-year extension of the management and operations contract at the Y-12 National Security Complex, with two three-month options. The one-year extension runs from Oct. 1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2011.

“We’re extremely pleased that NNSA has extended our contract. We believe the extension recognizes strong past performance and shows confidence in our ability to continue operating the site safely, effectively and efficiently,” said B&W Y 12 President and General Manager Darrel Kohlhorst.

B&W Y-12 opened the Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility earlier this year and completed the initial load-out ahead of schedule; recently reached one million safe work hours on its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects, which are ahead of schedule; and has been recognized as a leader in security initiatives across the nuclear security enterprise.

“We are focused on safely executing our missions and finding innovative ways to continue transforming Y-12,” Kohlhorst said. “We look forward to continuing our work for NNSA on behalf of our nation.”

B&W Y-12 has operated Y-12 for the National Nuclear Security Administration since 2000 and received an “Outstanding” rating of 92 for its performance in fiscal 2009, which included delivery of components for the W76 life extension program ahead of schedule and dismantlement of retired weapons at the highest rate in more than 25 years.

B&W Y-12 operates the Y-12 National Security Complex for the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Source: News Release | B&W Y-12
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