North Wind Services, LLC Awarded $11M to Construct ARP IX at INL

daho Falls, Idaho – North Wind Group is pleased to announce that North Wind Services, LLC was awarded a contract to perform the construction of Accelerated Retrieval Project (ARP) IX and ancillary structures over Pit 10 East in the surface disposal area (SDA) at the Radioactive Waste Material Complex (RWMC) at the Idaho National Lab (INL), Idaho Falls, ID.

“North Wind Services is proud to support the EM program mission at INL,” said Brent Brooks, Central Regional Manager. “This project award demonstrates our expertise in the performance of challenging and difficult projects. Our ability to effectively manage the many aspects of a project towards an ultimately successful conclusion is well proven.”

As stated in the EMCBC press release: “The construction of the ARP IX facility is part of an overall environmental remediation of the radioactive and hazardous waste buried at the SDA and is in response to the selected remedy in the Operable Unit 7-13/14 Record of Decision. The ARP IX exhumation footprint is 0.69 acres. The building constructed under this contract will function as a weather protection enclosure for a target waste retrieval process in the SDA at RWMC. It also provides for canopies and passageways to two adjacent retrieval facilities of similar construction. This is the ninth and final retrieval enclosure to be constructed at the SDA in support of the ARP targeted waste exhumations.
The mission of the DOE Environmental Management program is the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy resulting from five decades of nuclear weapons development and Government-sponsored nuclear energy research.”

This firm-fixed-price construction contract has a total contract value of approximately $11 million. The project is scheduled to be completed late spring of 2017.

North Wind is one of the nation’s leading small businesses providing engineering, construction, environmental, and technical services to federal and state agencies and private industry. Founded in 1997, North Wind has grown to a group of companies that employs more than 690 scientific, engineering, management and professional personnel. Since 2010, North Wind has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cook Inlet Region, Inc., an Alaska Native Corporation. North Wind is headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and operates from 20 office locations throughout the country.

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