Richa University of Chicago teams with Jacobs Engineering on management contract for Argonne National Laboratory
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University of Chicago teams with Jacobs Engineering on management contract for Argonne National Laboratory

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Rod Sharp
Jacobs Engineering
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The University of Chicago has selected Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. as its principal industrial partner for the Argonne National Laboratory Management and Operating Contract competition. Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services globally. This relationship is the result of a careful process in which the University evaluated numerous potential partners.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Jacobs to our team,” said University of Chicago President Don Randel. “The company’s core competencies and demonstrated success in support of the Department of Energy’s science mission were key factors in our decision. The University’s success in working with Jacobs in the past gives us confidence that this is our industrial partner of choice.”

The University has successfully operated Argonne National Laboratory since 1946. Going forward, the University will retain full management responsibility for the execution of the Argonne science program and look to Jacobs to complement the University’s proven management capabilities.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services. With annual revenues exceeding $5 billion, Jacobs offers full-spectrum support to industrial, commercial and government clients across multiple markets. Jacobs’ services include scientific and specialty consulting as well as all aspects of engineering, construction, and operations and maintenance.

The University of Chicago is one of the world’s great intellectual communities and centers of learning. It has achieved particular distinction through faculty scholarship, the training of graduate students, and an undergraduate education that emphasizes critical thinking and broad interdisciplinary exposure to the full range of intellectual discovery.

The University has operated Argonne for the U.S. Department of Energy since the laboratory was founded in 1946. The nation’s first national laboratory, Argonne was an outgrowth of the Metallurgical Laboratory at the University, which in 1942 produced the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.

 

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