Boeing and Fluor Team to Pursue Sandia National Laboratories Contract

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 15, 2011 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Fluor Corp. [NYSE: FLR] have formed a team to pursue a contract to manage and operate the Sandia National Laboratories if the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) decides to hold a competition.

Sandia is a government-owned, contractor-operated facility that is managed on behalf of the DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Sandia has major facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif., and an annual operating budget of approximately $2.5 billion. The current contract expires in September 2012.

"The Boeing Company has a long history of managing large-scale research and development programs," said Greg Deiter, vice president of Boeing Defense & Government Services. "We will draw on that experience to offer innovative approaches to meet the NNSA's objectives of strengthening performance on national security missions; reducing costs; and supporting operations as an integrated Nuclear Security Enterprise.

"We also offer a unique capability to evolve our support to broader national security tasks in a way that will be complementary to the nuclear security mission," Deiter added.

Boeing has supported national nuclear programs at Sandia and elsewhere for more than five decades.

Fluor, a longtime DOE contractor, applies its program management expertise to provide safe, dependable, and value-added operations services across the department’s complex at Savannah River in South Carolina, Hanford in Washington state, and Portsmouth in Piketon, Ohio. For more than six decades, Fluor has assisted the DOE and international government agencies in addressing their urgent national nuclear priorities.

"We believe that the complementary resources and skill sets of two world-class companies like Fluor and Boeing offer the NNSA an extremely compelling value proposition," said Greg Meyer, senior vice president of Fluor Government Group. "Fluor's work as a preeminent DOE contractor positions our company well to be able to understand the needs of Sandia and the nuclear security enterprise. We look forward to bringing our experience from across the DOE complex along with our unmatched operations expertise to support the team."

Fluor Corporation designs, builds and maintains many of the world's most challenging and complex projects. Through its global network of offices on six continents, the company provides comprehensive capabilities and world-class expertise in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance and project management. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor is a FORTUNE 200 company and had revenues of $22 billion in 2009.

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Joseph Tedino
Boeing Defense, Space & Security