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Amec Foster Wheeler wins major radiological remediation contract with the U.S. Navy

  • U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command awards Amec Foster Wheeler five-year contract with the opportunity to bid for US$240 million worth of work
  • Use of Amec Foster Wheeler’s innovative Orion ScanSort and Orion ScanPlot technologies
  • Win comes on the back of major remediation projects, highlighting Amec Foster Wheeler’s leading expertise in this area

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today it has been awarded a five-year contract with U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) to clean up and restore Navy properties contaminated with low-level radioactive materials and industrial wastes. Many of the properties are on the Superfund National Priority List and are predominantly located in California.

The contract has an aggregate maximum value of US$240 million for the multiple awardees and is estimated to reach completion by 2022.

Winning this contract places Amec Foster Wheeler in a prime position for remediation work with the U.S. Navy. It recognises Amec Foster Wheeler as a leading company for innovative solutions involving investigation, remediation, and handling of radioactive materials. The company’s proprietary Orion ScanSortSM1 soil sorting technology and Orion ScanPlotSM2 mapping technology will be used to safely deliver cost-efficient results.

Amec Foster Wheeler has an established and leading position in radiological remediation and waste management. This contract comes on the back of Amec Foster Wheeler’s project wins and ongoing work for the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, and other public and private-sector clients around the world.

Ann Massey, President, Environment & Infrastructure
Using our proven expertise and experience in radiological remediation, we will continue our 15-year history of support for the U.S. Navy’s environmental programs to deliver a first-class service. We use safe, efficient and highly innovative methods for the environmental remediation of radiological waste. We are proud to receive this commission from NAVFAC, which complements our ongoing work on similar radiological projects around the world and represents another example of our success in this area.
Ann Massey, President, Environment & Infrastructure
  1. ORION ScanSortSM is a portable, conveyor-based system for laboratory quality radiometric scanning and real-time segregation of radioactive material. ScanSortSM offers significant benefits over traditional sorting methods, such as reducing waste volumes by up to 95%; scanning excavated materials precisely and accurately; and reduced manpower, transport and disposal costs.
  2. ORION ScanPlotSM is a mobile system that performs surface and shallow-depth radiological examination and characterisation of open land. It provides instant output in a customisable GIS report format and delivers spatially precise maps with plotted locations of detected radioactivity, including concentrations of each radioactive isotope detected and measured. It delivers fast, accurate all-weather scanning of up to 20 acres per day, over difficult terrains.

Learn more about our ORION ScanSortSM and ORION ScanPlotSM technology.

Notes to editors

Amec Foster Wheeler ( designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

Employing around 35,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2016 revenues of £5.4 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, power and process, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.


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