The Environmental Protection Agency along with the Bureau of Land Management has awarded Morrison-Knudsen a $570 million contract for remedial site clean up at several locations in Wyoming. Project sites include several abandoned coal mines in the Powder River Basin region of the state.
In addition to the mine clean up the Company will perform environmental clean up and restoration at several oil and gas fields in the Fortification Creek, Gun Barrel and Iron Horse areas of Wyoming. Work includes reclaiming all the sites and putting them back to their natural state, removing all toxic substances from the ground, monitoring water quality and upgrading all roads to State and Federal standards. Included in the scope of work is the construction of three new bridges.
"We are pleased to have been awarded another remediation project in the state of Wyoming as our work history there dates back to the 1940's," commented Tom Barrett, Vice-President of Morrison-Knudsen's energy projects. "As a great deal of our work is in the mining and oil industries we pride ourselves in putting the area back to as close to undisturbed as humanly possible and restoring it for future generations."
Founded in 1912 Morrison-Knudsen is a recognized world leader in heavy civil construction, energy, mining, transportation, power, defense, environmental clean up and engineering. Signature projects include the Hoover Dam, the Alaska Pipeline, the Kennedy Space Center and the Grand Coulee Dam. The Company has constructed world class projects in 56 different countries and is a premier construction and engineering leader.