Amentum-Led Nuclear Waste Partnership to Extend DOE WIPP Mgmt Support; John Vollmer Quoted

Amentum-Led Nuclear Waste Partnership to Extend DOE WIPP Mgmt Support; John Vollmer Quoted
John Vollmer CEO Amentum

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 10, 2020 — Nuclear Waste Partnership, a joint venture of Amentum and BWX Technologies (BWXT), will continue to operate the Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Plant in New Mexico under a potential two-year, $296M contract option, GovCon Wire reported Oct. 21.

Amentum said Oct. 20 the exercised option has two six-month extension periods and will bring the total potential value of the contract to more than $2.7B.

“We appreciate the opportunity to continue operating WIPP in a safe and efficient manner, and will work closely with our DOE client and WIPP stakeholders to ensure continued progress in cleaning up the nation’s nuclear legacy,” said John Vollmer, CEO of Amentum and a five-time Wash100 winner.

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