As crews from CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. tear down the four main buildings that make up the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) at the Dept. of Energy’s Hanford Nuclear Waste Site in southeastern Washington state, removal of contaminated buildings at one of the nation’s most radioactive sites nears key milestones en route to a full demolition later this year.
On March 24, after years of delays and an earlier rejection by the Obama administration, the Trump administration approved TransCanada’s application to build the 1,200-mile cross-border Keystone pipeline.
The U.K. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority will cancel a 14-year contract worth about $7.7 billion awarded in 2014 and pay over $122 million compensation to the U.S.-based consortium that failed to win the contract.
The National Nuclear Security Administration’s harshly worded rejection of up to $2.7 million in performance bonuses for 2016 construction progress at the Mixed-Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility project in Aiken, S.C., has prompted a fiery rebuttal from contractor CB&I Areva MOX Services.
Costs for Kinder Morgan Inc.’s 715-mile-long Trans Mountain oil-pipeline expansion in Alberta and British Columbia have risen to $5.48 billion from $5 billion since 2014, when the project was announced, company officials said on March 9.
Exxon Mobil will build or expand 11 projects along the U.S. Gulf Coast in a $20-billion, 10-year program, Darren Woods, Exxon Mobil Corp.’s chairman and CEO, told the annual CERAWeek energy conference in Houston earlier this month.
Offshore wind seeks a place in the U.S. power mix, with the start-up imminent of a 30-MW Rhode Island wind farm, America’s first. European competitors and oil-sector veterans are bringing technology and cost efficiency.