North Wind wins Oak Ridge TRU waste contract; potential value of $123.9M


The Transuranic Waste Processing Center is located off Highway 95 on the southwest part of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge reservation.

The Department of Energy today announced that North Wind Solutions LLC has been awarded a contract to manage and operate DOE’s Transuranic Waste Processing Center in Oak Ridge.

According to the DOE announcement, there were seven proposals submitted for the government contract, which has a potential value of $123.9 million if all options are chosen. The performance period has a three-year base, with one two-year option. The small and disadvantaged contractor, which has been supporting the work at TWPC under a subcontract to Wastren Advantage since January 2013, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cook Inlet Region Inc. and based in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

North Wind will be responsible for the managing DOE’s Oak Ridge facilities and processing contact-handled and remote-handled transuranic wastes and support certification and eventual disposal of the radioactive wastes at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico.

DOE said the contract contains firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-award-fee contract line items, as well as an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity line item.

Most of the waste to be processed is a legacy of nuclear operations at Oak Ridge National Laboratoary, but it also includes some soils from Nuclear Fuel Services at Erwin, Tenn.

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