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North Wind Awarded Contract at California Energy Technology Engineering Center

North Wind, Inc. has been awarded a competitive task order with the U.S. Department of Energy at the Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC). ETEC is located at the Santa Susanna Field Laboratory in Canoga Park, California.

Under the $25.7M task order, North Wind is responsible for environmental monitoring, surveillance and maintenance, facility maintenance and infrastructure support, project support, and deactivation and decommissioning activities. The task order has a three-year base period with an additional two-year option for the environmental monitoring, surveillance and maintenance, facility maintenance and infrastructure support, and project support. The task order structures the deactivation and decommissioning activities as three separate options which are grouped by facility.

North Wind Group President Chris Leichtweis commented that “we are extremely pleased about this award from DOE and are excited to offer our highly experienced team as a prime contractor for DOE at ETEC.”

In the mid-1950s, part of the Santa Susanna Field Laboratory was set aside for nuclear reactor development and testing related to the development of nuclear power and space power systems. ETEC’s historic mission involved nuclear research and development for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, a predecessor to DOE.

North Wind, Inc. is a subsidiary of North Wind Group, which is based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and operates throughout the United States. North Wind is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. and is a small business leader in the environmental, engineering, and construction service industries. North Wind offers robust capabilities in the areas of engineering, environmental remediation, waste management, construction, natural and cultural resource services, public involvement, information technology, and environmental compliance, permitting, and management. North Wind supports its comprehensive customer base from 20 office locations throughout the nation performing work for federal and state agencies and private industry.

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For more information, visit the North Wind web site at or the ETEC website at