A joint venture of FluorÂ (NYSE: FLR), Atkins and Westinghouse has received a five-year, $318 million contract to operate the Energy Departmentâs depleted uranium hexafluoride conversion facilities at twoÂ locations.
TheÂ Mid-America Conversion ServicesÂ JV will perform work at DOEâs Kentucky-based Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant and the Piketon, Ohio-based Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant beginning in the first quarter of 2017, Fluor said Friday.
The JVÂ will operate the facilities to help DOE process stored DUF6 converted into depleted uranium oxide or hydrofluoric acid for potential reuse, storage orÂ disposal.
Mid-America Conversion Services will also serve as broker on the sale of the aqueous hydrofluoric acid product and provide surveillance and maintenance supportÂ for the DUF6 cylinder inventory, Fluor said.
Westinghouse said ThursdayÂ the contract represents the company’s return to theÂ government services marketplace.
The company will provide expertise onÂ nuclear energy and site managementÂ services as part of its role in the program.