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Bechtel-Led Team Awarded Contract for Y-12/Pantex

Team Will Manage and Operate Facilities Within Nuclear Security Enterprise

RESTON, Va., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A Bechtel-led team was selected today by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to manage and operate the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS), a team that includes Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), Lockheed Martin, ATK, and SOC, will manage and operate the facilities within NNSA's Nuclear Security Enterprise. The five-year contract with NNSA includes options that may extend the contract term up to an additional five years, based on performance.

"The CNS team brings the right blend of leadership, new perspective, proven approaches, and NNSA knowledge," said Craig Albert, president of Bechtel's government services business. "This builds on our successful partnership with NNSA and we are pleased to lead the team selected to manage this work."

Both Y-12 and Pantex are charged with maintaining the safety, security, reliability, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.  Y-12 has an emphasis on the processing and storage of uranium and development of technologies associated with those activities. It also reduces the global threat posed by nuclear proliferation and terrorism. Pantex's mission includes providing assembly and dis-assembly operations.

"We are honored to have the opportunity to carry out this work in support of NNSA," said Jim Haynes, CNS president and CEO. "We are committed to delivering our work to the highest standards of safety, security, and efficiency. We are also pleased to be working with our partners Lockheed Martin, ATK, and SOC who are leaders in their industries." 

Bechtel has a proven track record at both Y-12 and Pantex. The company also provides management and operations for NNSA at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, two of the U.S. government's premier research and development institutions. Over its history, Bechtel has successfully led integration efforts as the contractor for large, complex projects focused on national security, environmental stewardship, and nuclear power.  

About Bechtel:
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through five global business units that specialize in civil infrastructure; power generation, communications, and transmission; mining and metals; oil, gas, and chemicals; and government services. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 employees team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 50 countries. For more information about Bechtel visit www.bechtel.com.

About Lockheed Martin:
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.

About ATK:
ATK Aerospace Group, which is representing ATK on the Bechtel team, is the world's top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commercial aircraft structures. It also specializes in small and micro-satellites; satellite components and subsystems; lightweight space deployables and solar arrays; low-cost, quick-to-market launch solutions; flares and decoys; and energetic materials and related technologies. The group has extensive experience supporting human and space payload missions. ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 22 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally.

About SOC:
SOC LLC is a trusted provider of integrated security and mission support carrying out and enabling national security missions globally in support of the U.S. Government, international organizations, and corporations.  Founded as a security contractor supporting the US Departments of Energy, Defense, and State, SOC has broadened its portfolio to include a wide array of critical mission support, construction, and professional staffing services.  We are now a company of more than 5,000 highly trained and experienced personnel running some of the most sensitive and complex assignments around the world.

Media contact:
Jason Bohne
t. 703 429 6314
[email protected] 

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