N3B Joint Venture to Begin Transition for Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Jan. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a notice to proceed into transition for the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract to Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos, LLC (N3B), a joint venture led by SN3, part of HII’s Technical Solutions division, with partner BWXT Technical Services Group, Inc. The 90-day contract transition period begins today and will lead into a base period of five years and option periods of three years and two years, respectively, with a total period of performance of up to 10 years and three months. The total value of the contract is $1.39 billion if all options are exercised.

N3B is joined in the transition by two critical subcontractors, Tech2 Solutions and Longenecker & Associates, Inc. Tech2 Solutions, a small business joint venture between Tetra Tech and Sealaska Technical Services, was selected to provide water program management and services. Longenecker & Associates, Inc., a woman-owned small business, was selected to support quality assurance, contractor assurance and other functions on the project.

“We are excited to begin working with the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office,” said Nick Lombardo, president of HII’s SN3 subsidiary within the Technical Solutions division. “This is important work, and we are bringing an experienced and motivated team to deliver the performance that our DOE client expects.”

The work will be conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a 36-square mile site in Los Alamos County about 25 miles northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico. N3B will provide opportunities for interested stakeholders to learn about the company through public meetings and online at: http://www.huntingtoningalls.com/n3b-los-alamos-home/.

About Technical Solutions

HII Technical Solutions is a professional services business providing solutions to a variety of government and commercial customers worldwide. The division was formed in December 2016 when HII acquired Camber Corp. and combined it with HII’s existing services subsidiaries, including AMSEC, Continental Maritime of San Diego, Newport News Industrial, SN3, Undersea Solutions Group and UniversalPegasus International. Technical Solutions provides fleet maintenance and modernization, unmanned solutions and rapid prototyping, agile software development and network engineering, training systems, logistics support, nuclear engineering and fabrication, and oil and gas engineering. Technical Solutions employs more than 5,000 people working in 35 states and 11 countries, with mobile “fly-away” teams that support emergent situations around the globe.

About BWXT

BWXT is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government and commercial nuclear power industry. BWXT is a partner in joint ventures serving DOE/EM at locations such as the Savannah River Site, the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, the West Valley Demonstration Project and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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Beci Brenton
HII Corporate Director of Public Affairs
(202) 264-7143
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