Welcome to Fluor Federal Services - Richland Office
The 600-plus employees of Fluor Federal Services' Richland (Washington) Office are proud to support government projects locally, nationally, and internationally. As we continue to transition our web site, please browse the historical content that describes the progress that Fluor Hanford made in cleaning up Hanford during its 13 years as a prime contractor to the Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office.
The 586-square-mile Hanford Site is located on the Columbia River in southeastern Washington state. A plutonium-production complex with nine nuclear reactors and associated processing facilities, Hanford played a pivotal role in the nation's defense for more than 40 years, beginning in the 1940s with the Manhattan Project. Today, under the direction of the U.S. Department of Energy, Hanford is engaged in the world's largest environmental cleanup project, with multiple technical, political, regulatory, financial and cultural challenges.
From Oct. 1, 1996 through Sept. 30, 2008, Fluor Hanford was a prime contractor to the Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office for a major portion of the Site. In this role, Fluor Hanford managed major cleanup activities that included dismantling former nuclear-processing facilities, cleaning up the Site's contaminated groundwater, retrieving and processing transuranic waste for shipment and disposal off-site, maintaining the Site's infrastructure, providing security and fire protection, and operating the Volpentest HAMMER Training and Education Center.
On October 1, 2008, Fluor's role at Hanford changed. Fluor's work was split, with the technical scope being assigned to the Plateau Remediation Contractor. The CH2MHILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) is now spearheading much of the cleanup work associated with former nuclear-processing facilities, contaminated groundwater, and transuranic waste.
The scope involving site-wide services remained with Fluor until August 24, 2009, when the Mission Support Contractor, Mission Support Alliance, assumed Fluor's remaining scope at Hanford. Mission Support Alliance (MSA) now provides site-wide services that include security; fire protection; information technology; analytical services; facilities and land management; water, sewer, and electrical maintenance; custodial services; crane & rigging; and fleet services. The MSA also operates the HAMMER training facility.
Fluor is a fee-sharing, teaming subcontractor to the PRC. The company also provides services to other Hanford contractors, such as the MSA, and diverse clients, as will be described in other sections of this web site.