Nicholson Continues to Assist Hanford Nuclear Site Environmental Cleanup Efforts

January 14, 2022
Denver, CO

Geotechnical specialty engineering and construction contractor Nicholson Construction is continuing its assistance at Washington’s Hanford Nuclear Site as environmental cleanup work continues at the nearly 80-year-old complex.

The site, which was active until 1987, was used to produce plutonium and eventually produced the nuclear bomb that ended World War II. Cleanup efforts were officially initiated in 1989 and have been ongoing.

Nicholson will mobilize on site to install helical piles for the foundation of the upgraded Exhaust and Balance System for the REDOX plant, a former contaminated plutonium processing site. Previous projects at Hanford Nuclear Site included the Aging Structures Stabilization Grouting Project and the on-going 324 Building Disposition Project to install micropiles and permeation grouting to underpin the existing building.

“We’re extremely proud of the work we’ve done to assist with the environmental cleanup at the Hanford Site,” said Nigel Miller, Rocky Mountain Regional Manager “This is a challenging site, but our team’s commitment to safety, innovation and quality has led to success on our previous projects here. We’re looking forward to another successful project that helps to further the overall cleanup efforts.”

Nicholson’s work on the project will be completed in the Spring of 2022.

About Nicholson Construction Company

Nicholson has been both a leader and an innovator in the geotechnical construction industry for more than 60 years. With regional offices across the country and headquarters located in Pittsburgh, Nicholson is a nationally renowned specialty contractor, offering proven expertise in the design and installation of deep foundation elements, earth retention systems and ground treatment solutions. We pride ourselves on our ability to consistently provide our clients with innovative, high-quality design-build options for projects of varying size and complexity. Nicholson is the North American subsidiary of Soletanche Bachy, one of the world's leading geotechnical contractors, and is part of a global network of unparalleled geotechnical resources and expertise.