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.