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Dowell to Head Fluor-BWXT Decontamination and Decommissioning Project at Department of Energy’s Portsmouth Site

PIKE COUNTY, Ohio -- July 15, 2020 -- Fluor-BWXT (FBP) is pleased to announce that JD Dowell has been named as the new Site Project Director in charge of safely decontaminating and decommissioning the former gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment plant at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Portsmouth site.

Dowell replaces Bob Smith, who has held the position since 2018 and is transitioning into a corporate role with the Fluor Corporation Government Group.

“I am proud and humbled with this opportunity to lead such an impressive team committed to safely decommissioning this massive cold-war era facility which played such an integral role in supplying our country’s energy and security needs,” said Dowell.  “We are dedicated to the Department of Energy’s mission to safely remove the original uranium enrichment buildings, dispose of the demolition debris and waste and remediate the environment for future redevelopment of this site.”

Dowell has an impressive background in the U.S. Navy and the Department of Energy (DOE). Captain (Ret) Dowell commanded the USS ALABAMA as well as the Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Center in Keyport, Washington.  In 2008, after 26 years in the Navy, he joined DOE where he held numerous senior management roles at the Hanford Site including Deputy Manager for the DOE Office of River Protection. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Nebraska. Since 2018, Dowell has been the Portsmouth Site Deputy Director for FBP.

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About Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) (NYSE: BWXT), two world-class companies with significant Ohio experience, formed Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC (FBP) to address the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) needs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Portsmouth Site in Pike County, Ohio. Jacobs Engineering, another global leader in industrial and environmental projects, provides support. Fluor-BWXT employs 1,800 workers who bring unparalleled experience, insights, and lessons learned from across the DOE complex. The Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth mandate is to clean up the Portsmouth Site safely and compliantly, provide strong uranium stewardship and partner with local communities to achieve a sustainable economic future. For more information, visit