Savannah River Remediation now has a new president and project manager.
Read the text of the release WJBF News Channel 6 received Tuesday:
URS Corporation announced that Ken Rueter has been named President and Project Manager for Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the URS led consortium that is responsible for the closure of radioactive waste tanks, the operation of the Defense Waste Processing Facility, and associated waste facilities at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site located in Aiken, South Carolina.
Reuter replaces Dave Olson, who was recently named President of the URS led consortium Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) at the DOE's Hanford site in Richland, Washington.
Ken Rueter brings 25 years of experience in government nuclear facility operations to his new position at SRS. Prior to joining SRR, he served as Chief Operating Officer of UCOR (URS|CH2M Oak Ridge), a URS led consortium at the DOE's East Tennessee Technology Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee responsible for cleanup and environmental remediation, and Chief Operating Officer of WRPS. Ken also has experience at SRS having served as the Project Manager for the Alternative Salt Program in 2011, and the Process Controls and Automation Department Manager in 1999 for the URS heritage company, Westinghouse Savannah River Company.
David Pethick, General Manager of URS' Global Management & Operations Services Business Group, said "Ken is an excellent leader and his experience within the DOE will be a great asset for SRR. I am confident he will build on SRR's previous success and lead the company in delivering safe, results-oriented liquid waste management services for the DOE."
URS Corporation is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The Company offers a full range of program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; information technology; and decommissioning and closure services. URS provides services for federal, oil and gas, infrastructure, power, and industrial projects and programs. Headquartered in San Francisco, URS Corporation has more than 50,000 employees in a network of offices in nearly 50 countries (www.urs.com).
SRR is the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site, which is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is comprised of a team of companies led by URS Corporation with partners Bechtel National, CH2M Hill and Babcock & Wilcox. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Energy Solutions and URS Professional Solutions.
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