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CH2M HILL Awarded Joint Venture Contract to Provide Support and Infrastructure Expertise at the Nevada Test Site

CH2M HILL Awarded Joint Venture Contract to Provide Support and Infrastructure Expertise at the Nevada Test Site

DENVER,03 April, 2006 — CH2M HILL is part of the team selected to provide management and operation expertise at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The initial contract is valued at $2.5 billion over the next 5 years, with an opportunity to obtain up to a 5-year extension.

The U.S. Department of Energy recently named the Northrop Grumman led joint venture, coined National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec), as the winner of the much sought after contract to operate the Nevada Test Site. In addition to CH2M HILL, AECOM and NFS will provide additional support and round out the contract team. Initial work is set to begin April 1.

"We are honored to bring a results-oriented team with unmatched capability to this important project," said Jessie Roberson, President, CH2M HILL Nuclear Business Group. "By working closely with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), we are creating a new DOE market for the Nuclear Business Group beyond our current project portfolio. We look forward to supporting NNSA's mission of enhancing national security through world-class project management and the application of nuclear science."

Specifically, CH2M HILL is tasked with work in the following areas: planning and integration for the entire site; waste management, including operating a low level radioactive disposal facility; environmental restoration of the land contaminated from many years of nuclear testing; and legal counsel.

Overall, the NSTec joint venture is tasked with managing and operating the Nevada Test Site facility and providing overall infrastructure support. Under this scope of work, the joint venture is responsible for managing the nuclear explosives safety team, as well as support hazardous chemical spill testing, emergency response training and conventional weapons testing. Our team and the Nevada Test Site is expected to have an increasing role in Homeland Security.

The NTS is a 1,375 square-mile expanse of federally controlled land and facilities in a remote region of southern Nevada. The site represents the country's unique capability to support nuclear testing and complex dynamic experiments involving special nuclear materials.

Support will be provided at the Department of Energy's Nevada Test Sites near Las Vegas and five other satellite and laboratory locations. Approximately 3,000 employees will work on the contract.
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