Kleinfelder continues to play a major role in working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to construct the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP), as part of the largest, most expensive environmental remediation project in the world.
Challenge: In 2000, the DOE launched a multibillion dollar, 19-year-long project to design and construct a new nuclear-level facility to treat 56 million gallons of radioactive and hazardous tank waste inventories at the historic Hanford site. Ongoing cleanup is required for the WTP, which encompasses a 65-acre complex with three major nuclear facilities, an analytical laboratory, office space, and support facilities and utilities.
Solution: Kleinfelder is delivering on this long-term contract at the Hanford Site to provide materials testing services for the construction of the new nuclear-level WTP. Kleinfelder established a fully operational, on-site construction materials testing laboratory that is fully compliant with Kleinfelder’s Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA) Program. Furthermore, all equipment is calibrated under an equivalent NQA program.
Project Results: Working on site, Kleinfelder’s multi-facted, talented project team is efficiently providing a full range of construction materials testing services to support completion of the WTP's construction by 2016, which is critical to the mission of the Department’s Office of Environmental Management.