CH2M HillCH2M Hill (United States) is one of the joint venture partners in National Security Technologies (NSTec) that manages the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), previously known as the Nevada Test Site, a key fixture in the US nuclear weapons infrastructure.
CH2M Hill, based in the US, provides consulting, design, design-build, operations, and programme management services for the energy, environmental, facilities, resources, transportation and water sectors.[a]
In the financial year ending 31 December 2015, CH2M Hill generated revenues of US$ 5.4 billion (€ 4.9 billion), resulting in an operating income of US$ 134.8 million (€ 123.4 million) and a net income of US$ 80.4 million (€ 73.6 million).[b]
9191 South Jamaica Street,
Englewood, Colorado, 80112
CH2M Hill, with Aecom, BWX Technologies and Northrop Grumman, is a partner in National Security Technologies (NSTec). The exact ownership distribution is not known. Since 2006, NSTec has managed the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), previously known as the Nevada Test Site.[i] This US$ 3.1 billion (€ 2.3 billion) contract includes the operation and maintenance of over 500 facilities and laboratories as well as the associated infrastructure, vehicles, and IT/communications.[ii] The contract expires in September 2016.[iii] The NNSS is the only US nuclear test site where subcritical tests are still taking place. The most recent one was the Pollux test in December 2012.[iv] In the financial year 2014 to 2016, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is planning the Lyra-series of three scaled-integral implosion experiments; these include Vega, a subcritical experiment in the NNSS complex using a plutonium pit.[v]
The joint venture is responsible for managing the nuclear explosives safety team, as well as support for hazardous chemical spill testing, emergency response training, and more.[vi] CH2M Hill claims to be responsible for planning and integration of the entire site, waste management, including operating a low level radioactive disposal facility, environmental restoration of the land contaminated from many years of nuclear testing, and legal counsel.[vii]
The following financial institutions have made approximately US$ 2,000 million available to this producer since January 2013.
- Bank of America
- BNP Paribas
- JPMorgan Chase
- Mitsubishi UFJ Financial
- Northern Trust
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- US Bancorp
- Wells Fargo
This page was last updated 30 November 2016.
[a] CH2M HILL, “Markets”, Website CH2M HILL (www.ch2m.com/corporate/about_us/default.asp#), viewed June 2016.
[b] CH2M HILL, “Annual Report 2014”, CH2M HILL, February 2015.
[i] National Security Technologies, “NSTec, Who we are…”, Website National Security Technologies (www2.nstec.com/Pages/About.aspx), viewed June 2016.
[ii] Aecom, “Annual Report 2014”, Aecom, November 2014.
[iii] Rothberg, D., “With billions at stake, contractors eye bid to operate National Security Site”, Website Las Vegas Sun, 25 November 2015 (lasvegassun.com/news/2015/nov/25/with-billions-at-stake-contractors-eye-bid-to-oper/).
[iv] Nevada Site Office, “NNSA Conducts Pollux Subcritical Experiment at Nevada National Security Site”, Website Nevada Site Office, 6 December 2012 (nnsa.energy.gov/mediaroom/pressreleases/pollux120612);
Licherman, A., “Issue Update – Subcritical tests”, Western States Legal Foundation, 2012 (www.wslfweb.org/docs/WSLF%20Issue%20Update–Subcritical%20Tests%20Fall%202012.pdf).
[v] Office of Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, “Stockpile Stewardship Quarterly”, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), March 2015 (www.nnsa.energy.gov/sites/default/files/2015-03%20SSQ%20V5%20N1.pdf);
Furlanetto, M.R., “Stockpile Stewardship through Subcritical Experiments”, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 19 February 2014 (www.orau.gov/ssap2014/presentations/furlanetto_m.pdf).
[vi] U.S. Department of Energy, “FY 2016 Performance Evaluation Plan, National Security Technologies, LLC”, U.S. Department of Energy, September 2015 (nnsa.energy.gov/sites/default/files/nnsa/multiplefiles/FY2016%20NSTec%20PEMP_Redacted.pdf).
[vii] CH2M HILL, “CH2M HILL Awarded Joint Venture Contract to Provide Support and Infrastructure Expertise at the Nevada Test Site”, Media release CH2M HILL, 3 April 2006 (www.ch2m.com/node/11401).