Savannah River Site (SRS) is an approximately 310-square mile site that is located 12 miles south of Aiken, South Carolina and is managed by the Department of Energy (DOE). It is bordered on the west by the Savannah River and Georgia and is close to several major cities, including Augusta and Savannah in Georgia and Columbia, Greenville, and Charleston in South Carolina. SRS is located in an area that local residents refer to as the Central Savannah River Area, or CSRA. Established in 1950 by the Atomic Energy Commission, initial construction at SRS began in the early 1950s to support the production of tritium and plutonium for our nation's defense programs and nuclear stockpile. Currently, the three primary DOE mission areas - nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship, nuclear materials stewardship, and environmental stewardship - are supported at SRS. Focus on these mission areas has led to continuing missions in tritium reprocessing and defense waste processing, as well as environmental remediation and waste clean-up efforts.
Charleston District has been supporting DOE at SRS under an Interagency Agreement (IA) that was signed by the Site Manager and the Chief of Engineers in August 1985. This IA was replaced at the request of DOE in June 2010. The IA allows the Charleston District to support DOE within two major categories of work, Project Management Services and Design/Construction Management Services. Under Project Management Services, Charleston District supports DOE for general project management services, cost estimating, economic studies, design reviews, value engineering studies, and construction surveillance. Under Construction Management Services, Charleston District supports DOE for traditional design, procurement, and construction functions. All design/construction projects have been facility and infrastructure related. Charleston District has also been able to support work at other DOE facilities nationwide on tasks assigned by DOE-HQ, utilizing other District and Laboratory resources through the "One Door to the Corps" policy.
Since 2004, Charleston District has also been providing project and construction management support to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) at SRS. NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within DOE that is responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear energy and non-proliferation of nuclear materials.