Utah-based EnergySolutions announced that it has completed its acquisition of essentially all of the assets and business lines of Williams Industrial Services Group and its subsidiaries, including its nuclear, fossil fuel, energy delivery, and paper mill operations. The Williams business lines will now become part of EnergySolutions’s newly created Nuclear Services division
Williams, an Atlanta-based provider of a range of building, maintenance, and support services to the energy, power, and industrial end markets, announced in July that it and certain of its subsidiaries voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and agreed to the sale to EnergySolutions for $60 million.
Strategic growth: According to EnergySolutions, the acquisition, announced on September 18, marks a “significant milestone” in the company’s growth strategy as it looks to expand its services beyond decommissioning and waste management.
In June, the company announced that it will begin providing additional services in support of the life extension and new construction of U.S. nuclear power plants. The company is also exploring the possible use of former nuclear sites as potential locations for future new nuclear generation sites.
“Combining the strengths and capabilities of both companies, this will enhance EnergySolutions ability to provide comprehensive solutions across the nuclear lifecycle, from construction, maintenance, plant extension, and waste management to decommissioning and environmental remediation,” said Ken Robuck, president and chief executive officer of EnergySolutions.