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B&W Y-12 earned an “Excellent” rating of 94 out of a possible 100 from the National Nuclear Security Administration for its 2010 performance, resulting in a fee award of $45.2 million for the management and operation of the Y-12 National Security Complex.
B&W Y-12 was awarded more than $2.8 million for work that Y-12 performed for other government agencies, and more than $5.4 million for managing one of the largest American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contracts in the nation, which includes demolition or cleanup of several aged facilities at Y-12.
The 2010 fee award of just less than $53.5 million is an increase of almost 10 percent over the $48.6 million awarded for 2009.
Among 2010 highlights were the dedication of the Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility, the site’s largest construction project in more than 40 years, and completion of the Steam Plant Life Extension and Potable Water System Upgrades projects.
"The transformation of Y-12 from a Cold War nuclear weapons complex into a 21st century Nuclear Security Enterprise took major steps forward in 2010 with completion of these critical infrastructure projects," B&W Y-12 President and General Manager Darrel Kohlhorst said. "Now we're applying that expertise as we design the capstone of our transformation efforts: the new Uranium Processing Facility.
“The UPF team made tremendous progress this year, meeting every deliverable milestone on time,” Kohlhorst said. "We've progressed the design to nearly the halfway point, defining the building, necessary equipment and technologies, and we're ready to start construction.”
In addition to its major project work, B&W Y-12 excelled in its core defense programs work by exceeding W76-1 Life Extension Program requirements.
The site continued American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects at the same aggressive pace as last year.
Y-12 also had significant physical security enhancements implemented, and work for other agencies surpassed the company’s goal by 42 percent.
“The fee that B&W Y‑12 earned for its management of Y-12 is the result of a lot of hard work by our employees at all levels in the company,” Kohlhorst said. “The evaluation of our performance by NNSA is a testament to the dedication and commitment to excellence of our employees, and the decades of experience we have as leaders in our industry."
B&W Y-12, a limited liability enterprise of The Babcock and Wilcox Co. and Bechtel National Inc., was selected to operate the Y-12 National Security Complex for the National Nuclear Security Administration in 2000.
Y-12 maintains and enhances the safety, security, effectiveness and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile; reduces global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and provides expertise and training to respond to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad.