FOR RELEASE 6:00PM MONDAY JANUARY 9, 2006
January 9, 2006
ANNA, Incorporated (annainc.com), an Annapolis, Maryland power generation consulting company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract for Architect-Engineering Services for the Idaho National Laboratory's Reactor Technology Complex (INL).
INL is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy and is operated by Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA). The contract will span seven years. ANNA has subcontractor agreements with five firms to perform engineering services for this contract: Vista Engineering Technologies, LLC, Los Alamos Technical Associates, Burns & Roe Enterprises, Incorporated, Portage, Incorporated and Longenecker & Associates.
David Alley, PE, President of ANNA, Inc states: "We were encouraged to bid on this small-business opportunity because we felt BEA was serious about an award to a qualified engineering company such as ANNA and of course, we are pleased about receiving the award. For ANNA, Inc, this represents an opportunity to show BEA and INL what an innovative and nimble firm can do for them. In addition, we and our team members are pleased to be part of the work that may lead to a better understanding of the environmental advantages of a resurgence of commercial nuclear power generation. We applaud BEA for its innovative approach to the concept and bidding process and we applaud the efforts of the high-quality competition for this contract." All six companies in this team have a local presence with offices in Idaho Falls.
About ANNA, Inc. (ANNA)
ANNA, Inc is an international consulting engineering company focused on the power generation industry. With decades of commercial nuclear power experience, ANNA was well positioned for the project, which revolves around the INL's Advanced Test Reactor, the world's largest nuclear reactor test facility. S. David Alley founded ANNA in 1988. Ole E. Haaland, PE is a principal and Vice President of ANNA.
About the Idaho National Laboratory:
The Idaho National Laboratory is located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. In operation since 1949, the INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's missions in nuclear and energy research, science, and national defense.
The INL is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) and partners, each providing unique educational, management, research and scientific assets into a world-class national laboratory.
The Reactor Technology Complex (formerly Test Reactor Area) will be the focal point for designing, testing and proving the new technologies of the nuclear renaissance. The new mission is broader, more far-reaching and encompasses a larger scope involving multiple technological options available to be part of coming generations of nuclear power reactors.
About Vista Engineering Technologies, LLC (Vista Engineering)
Vista Engineering is a Veteran-owned engineering and technology development firm that has supported the DOE complex since 1989, specializing in mechanical and component systems design. The company offers technical services to government and private-sector clients in a variety of engineering disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, environmental, and civil engineering with specialized expertise in geophysics, HVAC, nuclear facilities, corrosion monitoring & control, and tank/pipe leak detection. They will not only bring their engineering expertise to this team, but years of experience in project and program management.
About Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA)
LATA is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-owned engineering and technical services firm with its primary focus in engineering for nuclear materials handling, processing, and waste management operations for DOE and its prime contractors throughout the weapons complex. Besides architectural engineering support to this contract, they will also lead the Value Engineering process for each project with a certified Value Specialist.
About Burns and Roe Enterprises, Inc. (Burns and Roe)
Burns and Roe is the large business partner, specializing in engineering, procurement, and construction services for the federal government and commercial nuclear industry. Their accomplishments include engineering of the first commercial nuclear plant to managing the decommissioning of the first, large-scale U.S. reactor. They are well versed in all aspects of design of nuclear and supporting facilities, cost estimating, cost and schedule control systems, risk management, and project management.
About Longenecker & Associates (L&A)
L&A is a small women-owned business founded in 1989. The company specializes in solving technical and management problems in high technology and scientific applications for government, utility, and other commercial customers. L&A's experienced staff includes former executives from government, the nuclear industry and utilities.
About Portage, Inc. (Portage)
Portage is a local, Native American-owned 8(a) environmental and engineering services company who has provided environmental compliance and regulatory analysis, remedial design, and engineering services to the INL since 1995. Portage's experienced, multi-disciplinary staff of over 200 personnel includes, but is not limited to, registered, professional engineers, environmental scientists, fate and transport modelers, and certified health physicists and industrial hygienists. They bring their site-approved Nuclear Quality Assurance Program to this contract to ensure an independent monitoring of quality design for each project.