Press Release

December 16, 2019

U.S. Department of Energy awards AECOM-led joint venture the Central Plateau Cleanup Contract at the Hanford Site


LOS ANGELES (December 16, 2019) — AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure firm, announced today that an AECOM-led joint venture with Fluor and Atkins, Central Plateau Cleanup Company LLC, was awarded the Central Plateau Cleanup Contract at the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. The master indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract is valued at $10 billion for a period of 10 years, including a 60-day transition period.

This award reflects the tremendous team we have established to safely execute the cleanup work at Hanford and we are excited to continue our partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy,” said John Vollmer, AECOM’s president of its Management Services group. “As a leader in the government and commercial D&D business, this contract allows us to continue growth in an increasingly important market for our company.”

The Central Plateau Cleanup Company brings the depth and breadth of three leading nuclear industry companies – AECOM, Fluor and Atkins – making it the single largest and most experienced nuclear End State delivery team assembled in the U.S. Department of Energy complex. Within over 100 years of combined nuclear experience, including 63 years at Hanford, these companies have collectively decommissioned 1,179 facilities and dispositioned more waste than any other American company.

“We appreciate the Department of Energy’s trust in awarding this contract to the Central Plateau Cleanup Company,” said Mark Whitney, AECOM’s executive vice president and general manager of Nuclear & Environment strategic business unit. “We welcome the opportunity to continue our successful cleanup efforts in the DOE complex and reduce the environmental risk for the Tri City communities in Washington State.”

The AECOM-led team will perform services for the safe, compliant and cost-effective transition from the Plateau Remediation Contract (PRC) to the CPCC; management of site safe and compliant base operations for the U.S. Department of Energy Richland Operations Office (RL) cleanup facilities; Deactivation, Decommissioning, Decontamination, and Demolition (D4) of facilities and remediation of waste sites; management of waste retrieval, treatment, storage and disposal; preparation of Resource Conversation and Recovery Act (RCRA)/Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) decision documents to support cleanup actions associated with the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (Tri-Party Agreement) (TPA); and core business functions to support these efforts.

In October, AECOM announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of its Management Services (MS) business to affiliates of American Securities LLC and Lindsay Goldberg that is expected to close in the first half of fiscal 2020.

About AECOM 

AECOM is the world’s premier infrastructure firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to consulting and construction management. We partner with our clients in the public and private sectors to solve their most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm with revenue of approximately $20.2 billion during fiscal year 2019. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

About Fluor Corporation
Founded in 1912, Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) is a global engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance company that transforms the world by building prosperity and empowering progress. Fluor serves its clients by designing, building and maintaining safe, well executed, capital-efficient projects around the world. With headquarters in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 164 on the Fortune 500 list with revenue of $19.2 billion in 2018 and has more than 53,000 employees worldwide. For more information, please visit or follow Fluor on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

 About Atkins

About Atkins Nuclear Secured

Atkins Nuclear Secured Holdings Corporation is a business unit within SNC-Lavalin’s global nuclear sector focused on the US federal market. With strengths in nuclear operations, process design engineering, waste management, characterization, transportation, disposition and high-level waste technologies, Nuclear Secured is a partner in the team managing the Tank Operations contract at Hanford, leads the teams managing the DUF6 plants in Portsmouth and Paducah and the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories in Ontario, and manages the U-233 disposition project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including the future term, price, and performance of the Central Plateau Cleanup Contract, the completion of the sale of Management Services as well as other future business and economic conditions. Actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in AECOM’s periodic report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2019, and other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AECOM does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statements.

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