Joint Venture wins US Portsmouth Decommissioning Contract

Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Babcock International, and Joint Venture partners Amentum and Fluor, have been awarded the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Decontamination and Decommissioning Contract in Piketon, Ohio. In addition to demolishing and disposing of gaseous diffusion plant facilities, the team will deploy mature, proven technologies to address water treatment and soil remediation.

The contract was awarded to Southern Ohio Cleanup Company, a Limited Liability Company (SOCCo LLC), which is a joint venture led by Amentum, and includes Fluor and Cavendish Nuclear.

The contract term is over a 10-year ordering period, and performance of task orders issued up to an additional 5 years and includes demolition and disposal of gaseous diffusion plant facilities, process equipment, related process buildings, and other ancillary facilities; remediation of plumes, soils, and legacy landfills; and operation and capping of a new multi-cell on-site waste disposal facility.

Rick Provencher, Senior VP for Cavendish Nuclear USA, said “This presents Cavendish Nuclear with a great opportunity to provide new ideas and innovations to enhance decommissioning delivery and performance. 

“Working collaboratively with our partners in SOCCo, we are focused on ensuring that we perform the work safely and efficiently to meet the needs and expectations of our DOE customer.”