published Friday, November 1st, 2013

National Nuclear Security Administration reaffirms selection of CNS to manage Y-12/Pantex

Aerial photograph of the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge.
Aerial photograph of the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge.
Photo by The Knoxville News Sentinel /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

OAK RIDGE — Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, a partnership that is headed by Bechtel and Lockheed Martin, today was once again awarded the combined contract to manage the Y-12 and Pantex nuclear weapons plants in Tennessee and Texas.

The National Nuclear Security Administration, following a series of protests and a review to correct some concerns upheld by the Government Accountability Office, today reaffirmed its earlier decision announced in January. to award the $22 billion contract to CNS.

The contract includes project management of the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) at Y-12 and an unexercised option for Savannah River Tritium Operations at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C.


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