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News Article | May 26, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

LYNCHBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) announced today that its Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC joint venture with lead partner CH2M and Fluor Corporation was awarded the Paducah Deactivation and Remediation Contract at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) in Kentucky. The contract is valued at approximately $1.5 billion over 10 years. It includes a five-year base term, followed by three-year and two-year option periods unilaterally exercisable by DOE. The scope of the contract focuses on the continued deactivation of the PGDP facilities and preparing the facilities for future demolition, while maintaining compliant waste management and environmental remediation operations. The goal of the deactivation and remediation activities is to reduce risk and accelerate the reduction of future surveillance, maintenance and demolition costs. “BWXT is extremely pleased to add the Paducah Deactivation and Remediation Contract to our growing portfolio of nuclear environmental management projects,” said Rex D. Geveden, BWXT’s President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our competencies translate very well to this market, and with our partners we expect to deliver significant value to the Department of Energy in the execution of this contract." BWXT is a partner in joint ventures serving DOE’s Office of Environmental Management at locations such as the Savannah River Site, the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, the West Valley Demonstration Project and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). BWXT cautions that this release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the performance, timing and value, to the extent contract value can be viewed as an indicator of future revenues, of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion contract and options. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, modification or termination of the contract, delays or other difficulties in the commencement or execution of the options, and the availability of U.S. Government appropriations. If one or more of these or other risks materialize, actual results may vary materially from those expressed. For a more complete discussion of these and other risk factors, please see BWXT’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. BWXT cautions not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release, and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, except to the extent required by applicable law. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,100 employees, BWXT has nine major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and two NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at www.bwxt.com.


News Article | May 24, 2017
Site: www.enr.com

CH2M Hill Inc. has won a program and construction management contract for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s rebooted Green Line Extension. The $57-million design-build contract is the project’s largest since the scaled-down, $2.3-billion expansion halted two years ago after costs skyrocketed $1 billion over budget. The Federal Transit Administration, which has pledged $1 billon for the project, greenlighted the new estimated cost structure in April. CH2M will be responsible for design-build proposal review and evaluation as well as estimating and scheduling services, quality control and quality assurance. Three months ago, the authority short-listed three design-build teams: GLX Constructors, Green Line Partners and Walsh Barletta Granite JV. It will issue a final request for proposals on May 23. Bids are due in September for work to begin in February.


The site, built in the 1950s as part of the nation's nuclear weapons complex, processed uranium from 1952 to 2013 for military reactors, nuclear weapons, and nuclear power plant fuels. The D&R contract includes management of over 650 structures, properties, and buildings and will optimize short- and long-term surveillance and maintenance costs to allow for additional stabilization, deactivation and remediation activities, reducing risk and future demolition costs. About CH2M CH2M leads the professional services industry delivering sustainable solutions benefiting societal, environmental and economic outcomes with the development of infrastructure and industry. In this way, CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management services for clients in water; environment and nuclear; transportation; energy and industrial markets, from iconic infrastructure to global programs like the Olympic Games. Ranked among the World's Most Ethical Companies and top firms in environmental consulting and program management, CH2M in 2016 became the first professional services firm honored with the World Environment Center Gold Medal Award for efforts advancing sustainable development. Connect with CH2M at www.ch2m.com; LinkedIn; Twitter; and Facebook. About Fluor Corporation Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) is a global engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance company that designs, builds and maintains capital-efficient facilities for its clients on six continents. For more than a century, Fluor has served its clients by delivering innovative and integrated solutions across the globe. With headquarters in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 155 on the FORTUNE 500 list with revenue of $19 billion in 2016 and has more than 60,000 employees worldwide. For more information, please visit www.fluor.com or follow us on Twitter @FluorCorp. About BWXT Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,100 employees, BWXT has nine major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and two NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at www.bwxt.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ch2m-led-four-rivers-nuclear-partnership-llc-awarded-department-of-energy-paducah-deactivation-and-remediation-contract-300464526.html


Honeywell received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval for its Final Remedial Design and Remedial Work Plan in 2016. Remedial cleanup using soil solidification is now underway at the site. When complete, the remediation action will poise the site for redevelopment, bringing economic benefits to the Edgewater community. "We're proud to partner with Honeywell on this important next remediation phase to protect human health and the environment, and provide opportunity for redevelopment in the Edgewater community," said Stephen Zarlinski, CH2M Program Manager for Honeywell. Throughout the two-year remediation effort, the CH2M-led team will treat 150,000 cubic yards of soil. Soil solidification is a highly effective on-site treatment method that is protective of the community and environment, minimizes disruption to the community and business enterprises and allows for site redevelopment in a shorter timeframe. "Projects like Quanta show what we can accomplish together with our clients to breathe new life into communities, creating more livable and workable spaces," added CH2M Private Client Sector President, Matthew Sutton. CH2M and Honeywell work together on projects throughout the U.S. and Canada, from remediation, site evaluation and environmental compliance support, to building solutions for municipal and wastewater treatment, automation and control systems. Currently, CH2M provides site characterization, remediation and closure services at Honeywell legacy sites across 14 states and in Canada. CH2M leads the professional services industry delivering sustainable solutions benefiting societal, environmental and economic outcomes with the development of infrastructure and industry. In this way, CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management services for clients needing world-class solutions in environmental; industrial and advanced facilities; transportation; and water markets, from iconic infrastructure to global programs like the Olympic Games. Ranked among the World's Most Ethical Companies and top firms in environmental consulting and program management, CH2M in 2016 became the first professional services firm honored with the World Environment Center Gold Medal Award for efforts advancing sustainable development. Connect with CH2M at www.ch2m.com; LinkedIn; Twitter; and Facebook. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ch2m-provides-construction-management-for-quanta-resources-corporation-superfund-site-remedial-action-300462239.html


A section of roof collapsed over a tunnel containing radiological materials on May 9 at the Dept. of Energy’s Hanford nuclear waste site in southeast Washington. DOE declared a site area emergency for fear of potential radiation leaks, but there were no injuries and there is no evidence of a radiological release from the tunnel at the the PUREX facility, a former processing facility used to extract plutonium from uranium fuel rods, according to Destry Henderson, spokesman for contractor CH2M Plateau Remediation, The firm has a contract to decontaminate the facility. A crew working to decontaminate the PUREX facility, discovered a 20 ft by 20 ft section of sunken soil over the tunnel, which was used from 1960 to 1965, says the Tri-Cities Herald. In 1964 a longer and more reinforced tunnel was added at PUREX. “All personnel in the immediate area have been accounted for and are safe,” says Henderson. “There are no injuries and no evidence of a radiological release.” The six-employee crew was evacuated and all employees in the area were told to take cover, Henderson says. Multiple contractors are working in the area. A Bechtel spokesperson confirmed to ENR that the firm, ontractorf for the nearby high-level nuclear waste vitrification plant at Hanford, is not active at the PUREX facility. CH2M did not immediately respond to a request for more information about the extent of its work at PUREX. Hanford officials updated the public throughout the day as emergency crews responded to the tunnel site. Henderson says it is too early to know what caused the cave-in. The tunnel is used to store contaminated materials and is about 8 ft below the surface. Responding crews used hand-surveying techniques to examine areas around the edges of the PUREX facility.  Closer to the collapse, crews used a remote-operated device to monitor radiation and video the tunnel up to a half-mile away. An initial emergency alert was expanded to a Site Area Emergency, used when an event could potentially affect personnel beyond the facility boundary but not beyond the boundary of the 580-sq-mile Hanford Site. The PUREX facility is more than 900 ft long and 64 ft above the ground, extending another 40 ft below ground. Concrete walls up to 6-ft thick were used in the plant to shield workers from radiation in the building. The plant was constructed in the early 1950s and operated from 1956 to 1972 and again from 1983 to 1988. Hanford officials say it may have produced more plutonium than any other building in the world. Several rail cars used to transport the irradiated fuel rods from the Hanford nuclear reactors to the processing canyons remain buried inside a tunnel near PUREX. At the time of the tunnel collapse, officials were still evaluating options for decontaminating, removing and permanently burying the rail cars.


News Article | May 11, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

"STEM encompasses a wide range of issues within our communities and our local, regional and national economies. We designed a rich program to showcase all the various ways to support STEM learning and workforce development," said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. "Whether you are an executive at a large corporation, a university administrator, a kindergarten teacher or a parent, you will learn how to support STEM in your community." The conference is supported by 40 engaged corporations, foundations and nonprofits, including corporate sponsors CH2M, JetBlue, Qualcomm, Ford, Dow Chemical, Office Depot, Monsanto, Northrop Grumman and more. Foundation sponsor NAF, a national network of education, business and community leaders, will hold a special session moderated by its president, JD Hoye, on "Remaking Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century." Gerald Solomon, executive director of the Samueli Foundation – another foundation sponsor – will give an update on the STEM Funders Network STEM Learning Ecosystems, a community-based model aimed at rebuilding the STEM workforce in more than 100 cities by 2020. More than 900 attendees who are at the forefront of advancing the national STEM debate are registered to attend this year's event. Attendees represent STEM leaders from industry, foundations, nonprofits, associations, universities, public school systems and more. For a full list of attending organizations, please visit http://usnewsstemsolutions.com/look-whos-attending/. To register or find the latest agenda for the STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference, visit usnewsstemsolutions.com and connect with U.S. News STEM Solutions on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube. U.S. News STEM Solutions The U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference is focused on improving America's science, technology, engineering and math skills. Produced by U.S. News & World Report, the conference highlights STEM issues on a national stage and assembles major corporations, leading educators and top policymakers to find solutions to the STEM crisis. Now in its sixth year, the conference will take place May 24-26, 2017, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in California. U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, usnews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 30 million people visit usnews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-news-sees-record-demand-for-upcoming-national-stem-forum-300456087.html


A distinguished panel of judges possessing a vast array of environmental and technical expertise selected this year's best engineering triumphs using criteria such as uniqueness and originality, complexity, and technical, economic and social value. The CH2M projects receiving awards were: Iowa 100 Extension Project — Iowa Department of Transportation The 8-mile IA 100 Extension project, located on the west side of Cedar Rapids in Linn County, extends IA 100 from its current terminus at Edgewood Road west and south to U.S. Highway 30 (US 30). The new access-controlled, four-lane divided highway includes three service interchanges and a system interchange at US 30. The project corridor was very tight with numerous sensitive environmental and right-of-way constraints. Innovative design approach techniques and solutions were implemented to manage these constraints and minimize project impacts within the corridor while also fulfilling the transportation need of the IA 100 facility. CH2M has provided a variety of environmental task work and preliminary and final design on Iowa DOT's IA 100 Extension project since 1999. Geospatial Asset Inventory Program – Peachtree Corners, Georgia The award-winning project grew out of the City's need to take stock of the signage, communication systems and related assets along 122 centerline miles of roads and rights-of-way in the city limits. Peachtree Corners opted to use LiDAR, a remote sensing technology that uses laser pulses to measure distance between points and produce maps. CH2M has performed public works, code enforcement and related municipal services for Peachtree Corners since 2013. In addition, CH2M provided design services for two National Recognition Award recipients, Gerald R. Ford International Airport Drainage Improvements and the Sellwood Bridge Replacement project. The ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition and black-tie Gala celebrate the innovation, expertise, and achievements of private engineering firms from throughout the nation. The awards Gala – known as the "Academy Awards" of the engineering industry – showcased National Recognition Award winners during a ceremony on April 25, 2017, in Washington, D.C. CH2M leads the professional services industry delivering sustainable solutions benefiting societal, environmental and economic outcomes with the development of infrastructure and industry. In this way, CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management services for clients needing world-class solutions in environmental; industrial and advanced facilities; transportation; and water markets, from iconic infrastructure to global programs like the Olympic Games. Ranked among the World's Most Ethical Companies and top firms in environmental consulting and program management, CH2M in 2016 became the first professional services firm honored with the World Environment Center Gold Medal Award for efforts advancing sustainable development. Connect with CH2M at www.ch2m.com; LinkedIn; Twitter; and Facebook. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ch2m-projects-receive-2017-national-recognition-award-by-american-council-of-engineering-companies-300455320.html


MONTEREY, CA--(Marketwired - May 10, 2017) - The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) today presented the prestigious Clair A. Hill Water Agency Award to the San Diego County Water Authority for its Carlsbad Desalination Project. The award was presented during the annual ACWA Spring Conference & Exhibition in Monterey where more than 1,600 local water officials are gathered through Friday for programs and panel discussions on a variety of key water issues. San Diego County Water Authority was selected from among five finalists to receive the award. "San Diego County Water Authority's Carlsbad Desalination Project is an example of the creative ingenuity local agencies across California are displaying as they work to bolster local water supplies," said ACWA President Kathleen Tiegs. "The project re-engineered the way water is delivered, all on a scale that has never been accomplished in the United States." Since December 2015, the Carlsbad Desalination Plant has delivered up to 50 million gallons of drinking water per day to the region's 3.3 million residents, during one of the most severe droughts in California's history. ACWA's Clair A. Hill Water Agency Award for Excellence is an annual award program that recognizes outstanding achievements by public water agencies. The winning agency has the honor of awarding a $5,000 scholarship to a deserving student in the name of Clair A. Hill, founder of the consulting engineering firm CH2M. Other finalists for this year's award are: ACWA is a statewide association of public agencies whose 430+ members are responsible for about 90% of the water delivered in California. For more information, visit www.acwa.com. ACWA also manages Save Our Water-the state's official water conservation outreach program - in partnership with the California Department of Water Resources. More information is at www.saveourwater.com.


A group of 50 industry experts, including CH2M, came together from backgrounds in water supply, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, to develop a new report, A Northwest Vision for 2040 Water Infrastructure: Innovative Pathways, Smarter Spending, Better Outcomes. The report, released by the Evergreen State College's Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, is the first attempt to construct a regional shared vision for the future of water infrastructure in the Northwest, and highlights how the Northwest region's water utilities can generate solutions by adopting new investment practices for billions of dollars in annual spending, guided by long-range vision and strategy. In line with the trend toward innovation in today's digital age, the report highlights the role that technology is playing in improving cost-performance, by providing a higher level of situational awareness and the ability to dynamically operate and maintain systems using sensors in real time. "Technology allows you to collect data remotely and keep track of the condition of a pump or pump station to tell you the best time to do maintenance or repair, or to replace those assets," noted CH2M Senior Vice President and Global Practice Director for Strategic Consulting Scott Haskins in the report. "As things get older the costs go up for capital replacement, so you want to do the right things at the right time to achieve the lowest lifecycle cost." The full report introduces a robust portfolio of new water infrastructure solutions, expanding the choices available, and opening new opportunities for innovation. Many of these approaches save money for the local utility, and offer sustainability benefits across the environmental, social and economic triple bottom line. "While America turns its focus toward two assets essential to our prosperity, as we celebrate National Drinking Water Week this week and National Infrastructure Week next week, the time is now to talk about how we can utilize these solutions for the future. The price tag of failing infrastructure is far too great to think about these critical resources for just two weeks out of the year," said CH2M State & Local Governments President Greg McIntyre. To continue the conversation, CH2M will sponsor the A Northwest Vision for 2040 Water Infrastructure webinar this June, facilitating the sharing of the vision developed on the West Coast and continuing the focus on water and infrastructure. When you visualize your career future, do you picture working on global iconic infrastructure programs? If so, you're in luck – CH2M is hiring! Explore these exciting opportunities. CH2M leads the professional services industry delivering sustainable solutions benefiting societal, environmental and economic outcomes with the development of infrastructure and industry. In this way, CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management services for clients needing world-class solutions in environmental; industrial and advanced facilities; transportation; and water markets, from iconic infrastructure to global programs like the Olympic Games. Ranked among the World's Most Ethical Companies and top firms in environmental consulting and program management, CH2M in 2016 became the first professional services firm honored with the World Environment Center Gold Medal Award for efforts advancing sustainable development. Connect with CH2M at www.ch2m.com; LinkedIn; Twitter; and Facebook. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ch2m-evergreen-state-college-center-for-sustainable-infrastructure-visualize-a-future-for-water-infrastructure-300454530.html


CH2M's partnership with the community will focus on supporting an aging workforce and providing additional expertise on water quality sampling for the Township's drinking water quality management system. The drinking water QMS includes the transmission and distribution of potable drinking water to consumers and services to approximately 1,264 connections throughout the Township. "The Township of Lucan Biddulph, in awarding us this contract, is not only gaining a trusted partner for its OM services, but also access to our industry-leading practices and training to strengthen its entire organization," said CH2M OM Services Senior Vice President and Managing Director Steve Meininger. Several other municipalities and communities in Canada already signed on to access this expertise, including the nearby Municipality of Huron East, where CH2M is providing operations and management services at three mechanical wastewater treatment facilities and four well-based water-supply treatment and distribution systems. CH2M also holds contracts with the Municipality of Lambton Shores for its various treatment and distribution systems, the Village of Oil Springs' wastewater treatment plant, St. Clair Township, the Town of Petrolia and the Town of Plympton-Wyoming in Ontario. CH2M leads the professional services industry delivering sustainable solutions benefiting societal, environmental and economic outcomes with the development of infrastructure and industry. In this way, CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management services for clients needing world-class solutions in environmental; industrial and advanced facilities; transportation; and water markets, from iconic infrastructure to global programs like the Olympic Games. Ranked among the World's Most Ethical Companies and top firms in environmental consulting and program management, CH2M in 2016 became the first professional services firm honored with the World Environment Center Gold Medal Award for efforts advancing sustainable development. Connect with CH2M at www.ch2m.com; LinkedIn; Twitter; and Facebook. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ch2m-selected-to-provide-operations-and-maintenance-services-for-township-of-lucan-biddulph-300456209.html

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