Bechtel B&W Idaho Awarded INEEL Contract

Jun 02, 1999, 01:00 ET from Bechtel

    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
 technology transfer.
     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.

SOURCE Bechtel