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July 11, 2018

Fluor-BWXT’s Portsmouth First Cleanup Contract Option to Expire in September

By ExchangeMonitor

The current 30-month option period for Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth’s $3.4 billion decontamination and decommissioning contract for the Energy Department’s Portsmouth Site in Piketon, Ohio, is scheduled to expire Sept. 30.

While a DOE spokesperson confirmed Tuesday the contract has not been extended beyond Sept. 30, other details were sparse. The Energy Department has not said if it intends to exercise the second option.

Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth spokesman Jason Lovins directed questions about the contract to the federal agency.

The Fluor-BWX Technologies joint venture assumed the potential 10-year, cost-plus-award fee agreement in March 2011. The Energy Department exercised the first of two potential 30-month options in March 2016. A second option period, if exercised, could run through March 2021. The Energy Department could have issued one five-year option in 2016, but instead elected to go with two 30-month options.

The contractor’s website indicates FBP and its subcontractors together employ over 1,900 workers involved in dismantling and cleaning up 10 million square feet of contaminated structures at the old gaseous diffusion plant complex.

The Energy Department has not yet posted information about any upcoming solicitation on the Portsmouth D&D contract.