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US Department of Energy contract extension for Atkins Nuclear Secured at Hanford

Atkins Nuclear Secured Holdings Corporation, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group (TSX:SNC), has announced the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of River Protection in Richland, Washington, intends to extend the current tank operations contract with Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS). The contract extension could run up to 12 months, from October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2020, with an approximate value of $725 million. WRPS is a partnership that includes AECOM and Atkins. For SNC-Lavalin, this contract is under SNCL Engineering Services.

The contract extension will allow the continued safe management of Hanford's high-level waste, while positioning it for treatment in the waste treatment plant. These activities extend the WRPS mission and focus towards site risk reduction in order to preserve and protect the Columbia River. This will be the 12th year of work at Hanford for WRPS. Atkins has a long history of delivering several key projects at DOE sites across the country, including the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah, Kentucky, the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio and projects at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Savannah River Site.

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