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 announched a further extension through September 2020.
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