Savannah River Site – MOX Project
The scope of the MOX Project includes the design, construction, and operation of the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF). The MOX facility will convert nuclear weapons based highly enriched uranium and plutonium into low-enriched nuclear reactor fuel. This design, construct, and operate activity requires obtaining NRC licensing and necessary Federal, State, and Local operating permits; supplying commercial grade nuclear fuel for mission reactors; safeguarding plutonium dioxide powder feedstock and fresh MOX fuel; and ultimately deactivating the facility.
Administrative, Engineering, Professional, and Technical Support Services
In November, 2006 Shaw AREVA MOX Services, LLC (MOX Services) awarded Ascendent, LLC a Basic Ordering Agreement to provide Professional, Technical and Administrative support services for the MOX Project. The contract included a two-year base period and 3 one-year options. The design and construction of the MOX Project phases are expected to be completed in 2013. On May 23, 2008 Shaw Areva MOX Services, LLC and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) signed an agreement implementing construction of the MOX Facility. Through this agreement, valued at nearly $2.7 billion, the DOE exercised the construction option that was included in the design contract signed in 1999. The agreement's scope includes the actual construction of the main MOX facility and all support facilities; cold start-up of the MOX plant; and continued support of Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing activities associated with the project.
The MOX Project Management nominated ASCENDENT, LLC for the DOE Small Business Administration Award for Excellence in 2007.
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