The Department of Energy has awarded a $3.8 billion contract to Battelle Savannah River Alliance (BRSA) to manage the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL).
The agreement, which would span 10 years if all options are exercised, forms a partnership with a Battelle organization that includes five regional universities: Clemson University, Georgia Institute of Technology, South Carolina State University, the University of Georgia, and the University of South Carolina – in addition to small business partners, Longenecker & Associates and TechSource.
“We are honored by DOE’s decision to award the Savannah River National Laboratory management and operations contract to our team,” Battelle President and CEO Lou Von Thaer said. “We have the lab management experience to make a difference, and we’re committed to ensuring the success of this important national resource.”
Battelle Executive Vice President for Global Laboratory Operations Ron Townsend said the company is honored and excited to have the opportunity.
“BSRA’s approach will ensure the delivery of high-impact science, technology, and engineering solutions into the future through a significant expansion of SRNL’s core competencies,” he said. “Our team offers an exciting, compelling vision for the future of SRNL and provides DOE a leadership team that will deliver with excellence.”
Authorities indicated SRNL conducts research and development for varied federal agencies, providing solutions for the nation’s environmental, nuclear security, energy, and manufacturing challenges.