The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W)-led team of Nuclear Production Partners, LLC (NP 2) has filed a protest against NNSA’s award of a Management & Operating contract for the Y-12 National Security Complex and the Pantex Plant. NP 2 was notified by NNSA on January 8, 2013, that it was not awarded the contract. NP 2 filed the protest in accordance with Federal regulations at 4 C.F.R. §21. GAO must rule on the protest within 100 days of NP 2’s filing. In the interim, the incumbent B&W-led LLCs will continue to safely and securely manage the Pantex and Y-12 facilities under their current contracts. About B&WHeadquartered in Charlotte, N.C., The Babcock & Wilcox Company is a leader in clean energy technology and services, primarily for the nuclear, fossil and renewable power markets, as well as a premier advanced technology and mission critical defense contractor. B&W has locations worldwide and employs approximately 12,700 people, in addition to approximately 10,400 joint venture employees. Learn more at www.babcock.com.