U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Aiken, SC, U.S.

U.S. DOE Savannah River Site Management & Operations

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) is a Fluor partnership comprised of Fluor, Newport News Nuclear, and Honeywell, responsible for the management and operations of the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, including the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), located near Aiken, South Carolina.

Dedicated to maintaining the highest safety and security standards, the Savannah River Site (SRS) is a key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) industrial complex responsible for environmental stewardship, environmental cleanup, waste management, and the disposition of nuclear materials.

SRNS was named one of three finalists for the 2013 Project Management of the Year award by the internationally renowned Project Management Institute. SRNS was considered for managing projects that resulted in a significant reduction of footprint from past operations, changing the site skyline, and for reducing risk through waste removal from the site.

SRNS provides site management and operations, environmental management, and nuclear operations management services at the DOE Savannah River Site.

SRNS also manages the Savannah River National Laboratory. Charged with the most diverse mission in the DOE complex, SRNS employs 6,000 nuclear-trained personnel and ensures the safe, secure, and cost-effective management of the U.S. nuclear stockpile and nuclear materials.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) expanded the SRNS scope to include the closure of more than 100 structures and cleanup of contaminated areas.

SRNS resumed a key step in the environmental management mission of the SRS in February 2016. H-Canyon, a major facility at the South Carolina site, restarted the third and finishing step in its spent fuel processing campaign, which had not been run in three years.

H-Canyon is the only operating production-scale nuclear chemical separation facility in the U.S. It was originally constructed to produce nuclear materials in support of our nation's defense weapons systems. Today, it continues to play an important role in the efforts to safely eliminate or minimize nuclear materials through stabilization and out-of-state disposition of DOE's nuclear materials.

In July 2019, the DOE elected to extend the SRS management and operating contract through September 202. SRNS was originally awarded the Savannah River management and operating contract in 2008.


Client's Challenge

The mission of the SRS is the safe, secure, cost-effective management of the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile, nuclear materials, and the environment. The site is tasked with processing and storing nuclear materials as well as developing and deploying technologies to treat nuclear and hazardous wastes and environmental management.

The DOE needed a contractor to efficiently manage the site, which features a nuclear weapons stockpile and processing and storage facilities for nuclear materials. The DOE required a team to provide environmental management services, clean up nuclear legacy materials and facilities, and manage the SRNL, a federally funded research and development center.

Fluor's Solution

SRS is a highly regulated, high-hazard nuclear operations work environment with a long-term national security mission and a near-term environmental management and cleanup mission. SRNS has been the management and operations (M&O) contractor at SRS since August 2008.

SRNS manages and performs a wide variety of activities on this 5-year, $4.68 billion project that employs more than 6,000 personnel.

SRNS responsibilities include transition, surveillance, maintenance and stabilization, facility decontamination and decommissioning (D&D), environmental remediation, waste management, nuclear material storage disposition and accountability, and project support to manage the site's large-scale, multi-task, multi-disciplinary projects.

Fluor responsibilities include lab management, nuclear operations (tritium), and community development.

SRNS has consistently met or exceeded the mandated Small Business (SB) subcontracting requirement of 50 percent of yearly committed funding on the contract. For the first three years of the contract, SRNS subcontracted approximately $940 million to SBs, exceeding the annual requirement by an average of 8 percent per year.



SRNS manages and operates the SRS site and laboratory with an emphasis on excellent project performance, safety, community relations, and cost savings. SRNS continues to meet or exceed SB contracting requirements.

SRNS has been proactive from day one, soliciting employees' cost-saving / performance-enhancement ideas, reinvigorating the SRS safety culture, and playing a pivotal role in creating and promulgating a future mission for the site vision.

Over the past four years, Fluor has led the standardization of procurement and implemented electronic workflows to improve management performance. The Fluor-led partnership is addressing and managing the required cultural transformation at SRS towards restoration of the NQA-1 diligence and best commercial practices with the goal of reducing the cost of performing work.

SRNS has been recognized continuously for a focus on safety in all of its deliverables.

In June 2011, The National Safety Council (NSC) presented the Savannah River Site's operating and managing contractor, SRNS, with two “Occupational Excellence Achievement Awards”. This is the third straight year that SRNS has received this NSC award.

In November 2011, (SRNS) received two top safety awards from the DOE Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), the Site's tenth DOE-VPP Star of Excellence Award.

In February 2012, SRNL employees passed a major milestone in safety performance: 10 million safe hours.

SRNS employees achieved 15 million safe work hours without a lost-time incident in 2013, surpassing a long-standing record.

Every year since being named a National Laboratory in 2004, SRNL has demonstrated the best safety record among all of the U.S. Department of Energy's national labs. SRNL is the U.S. Department of Energy's applied research and development national laboratory at the Savannah River Site. The management and operating contractor for SRS and SRNL is Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS).

SRNS's M&O contract was renewed in September 2012 by the DOE for an additional 38 months.

In 2014, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions was presented with the DOE's Sustainability Award for new technology development.

SRNL is continuing its impressive record for safety. SRNL's safety record for 2014 once again places the laboratory as the safety leader in the DOE's network of National Laboratories.

In 2016, SRNS received their 15th DOE-VPP Star of Excellence, as well as the VPPPA Safety and Health Achievement Award.

In August 2016, Fluor announced that the DOE opted to extend the current management and operating contract at the SRS through July 2018.

In 2017, SRNS was announced as a Safety Award winner by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance for excellence in safety performance during 2016.

In 2018, SRNS achieved more than 20 million work hours without a lost-time incident at the Savannah River Site.

In November 2018, SRNS was recognized by the National Safety Council as a 2018 Industry Leader Award winner. The award is presented to NSC member companies that are within the top five percent of NSC members who have also qualified for Occupational Excellence Achievement Awards in 2018. SRNS has received the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award for 10 consecutive years since 2008.

SRNS also announced in November 2018 that its personnel saved $9 million while completing a major coal ash cleanup task more than a year ahead of schedule. Crews cleaned up pond-like basins used to manage ashes from the D-Area Powerhouse, which provided steam and electricity for SRS missions for more than 59 years. The team consolidated more than 400,000 cubic yards of coal ash and ash-contaminated soil excavated from across 90 acres at the SRS, resulting in two mounds of coal ash and soil with a water-shielding, highly protective cover in place.

The SRS was recognized by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce as the winner of its 2018 Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award in the Large Employer Category.

The DOE extended Fluor's management and operating contract through July 2019, and then announced a further extension through September 2020.

Learn more at the SRNS website.