In March 2023, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs approved the W80-4 Life Extension Program (LEP) to transition into Phase 6.4, Production Engineering. The W80-4 LEP achieved Phase 6.4 entry following successful execution of the Preliminary Design Review and Acceptance Group Review and the System Baseline Design Review, and passing through the System Pre-Production Engineering Gate.
NNSA completed an electrical and mechanical upgrade to one of its data centers at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas to improve its resilience. Future electrical preventive maintenance activities can now be performed without having to depend on generator power for multiple days.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) will host a virtual job fair for the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) Wednesday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET). The NSE is looking for the next generation of nuclear security professionals and working to hire over 3,500 new employees in 2022 to join its workforce of over 50,000 strong.
WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration announced today that it is canceling its November 2020 contract solicitation for management and operation of the Pantex Plant and Y-12 National Security Complex and terminating the contract award announced in November 2021 for the two sites. NNSA intends to hold two new competitions for separate contracts to manage each site.
NNSA is known for harnessing the power of the atom to help defend the United States. But the facility in Texas where we assemble and dissemble nuclear warheads is powered in part by an entirely different form of energy: the largest government-owned wind farm in the country.
State-of-the-art building to replace WWII-era structures, modernizing NNSA high explosive manufacturing capability
Pantex is an FAA designated "No Drone Zone"
Fifteen Pantexans volunteered as judges at the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering’s 6th Annual Egg Drop Competition this past November. Held at Amarillo’s Don Harrington Discovery Center, the competition required students in grades 5–12 to design and construct an Egg Drop Mechanism to release from a height of 20 feet, testing their engineering, math, and physics skills with a fun, real-world application.
Warhead modernization activities ensure the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile continues to meet military requirements while enhancing safety and security
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) successfully completed the B61-12 Life Extension Program (LEP) First Production Unit (FPU) on November 23, 2021.
The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced today it has selected Nuclear Production One, LLC (NPOne) for the Management and Operating (M&O) contract for the Y-12 National Security Complex and Pantex Plant, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Amarillo, Texas, respectively.
NPOne is a limited liability company, which consists of Fluor Federal Services, Inc. and AECOM Energy & Construction (an Amentum company).