IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy
announced today the selection of Bechtel B&W Idaho as the new management and
operations contractor for the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental
Laboratory located in Southeastern Idaho.
"We're eagerly looking forward to continuing our partnership with the
local community and the INEEL workforce," said Dr. Bernard Meyers, President
and General Manger of Bechtel B&W Idaho. The contract begins Oct. 1 and will
run until September 30, 2004.
Bechtel B&W Idaho consists of Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI),
BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT), and the Inland Northwest Research Alliance
(INRA). "We have experience in every element of the INEEL work with successes
at other DOE sites, including the INEEL," said Meyers. "By combining the
resources of the site, the community, the stability of our two century-old
companies, and the research capabilities of INRA, we've got a great team."
Bechtel is the world's leading nuclear power and environmental firm and
BWX Technologies is a world leader in power generation, nuclear operations and
emerging energy and environmental technologies. INRA is a seven-university
alliance with extensive and nationally recognized capabilities in research,
workforce education and training, educational outreach, commercialization and
Institutions in the research alliance include the University of Idaho,
Idaho State University, Boise State University, Utah State University,
Montana State University, the University of Montana, and Washington State
Bechtel's history in Idaho traces back nearly half a century to its
construction of the Experimental Breeder Reactor 1, the world's first facility
to produce nuclear-generated electricity.
BWXT's history in Idaho started with the development and operations
support for the Advanced Test Reactor, and with Navy programs to develop and
deploy nuclear propulsion technologies. In 1991, BWXT was awarded the
management and operations contract for the Specific Manufacturing Capability
The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory is an
890-square-mile science-based and applied engineering complex that is located
in the eastern part of the state west of Idaho Falls.