Mid Columbia Engineering, Inc.
(MCE) specializes in the design/build/test of custom mechanical handling and process equipment for the nuclear industry since 1975. We have a fully implemented Nuclear Quality Assurance Program which meets industry standards such as 10 CFR 830, Subpart A, ASME NQA-1 (2008) and 10 CFR 50, Appendix B.
Our fabrication facilities include a 15-ton bridge crane with a 25’ hook height as well as a 40’ test tower and a large lay down and test area. We also have a UL-certified 508A/698A electrical panel shop. MCE has been a fabricator of systems and components for some of the most prominent projects in the DOE EM program including the Waste Treatment Plant at Hanford, DUF6 conversion plants at Portsmouth Ohio and Paducah KY, WSB facility at Savannah River, Thor Treatment Project at Idaho Falls, and MOX facility at Savannah River.
We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of NuVision Engineering Company, Inc. (NVE) - which delivers
leading edge engineered technology solutions and services for the commercial nuclear and fossil power plant industries, government waste remediation facilities and robotics solutions for waste cleanup and police/defense applications.
The primary objective of Mid Columbia Engineering, Inc. is to provide the highest quality service at the best possible price with on-time delivery. At MCE, we recognize that our value as a company depends on the value we give to our clients.
MCE is committed to results. We have a proven track record of responsiveness to client concerns, attention to detail and ability to work within schedule and budget constraints. By staying alert to changing customer requirements and industry demands, MCE has become what it is today - a multifaceted corporation providing a single source solution for our customers' goals and needs.
MCE projects for commercial and quality levels:
EnergySolutions/NuVision Partnership Awarded Contracts for Large-Scale Testing
Composed of six large components, the
M3 Mixing Test Platform is 36 feet long, 24 feet wide and stands more than
12 feet tall fully assembled. When operational, the WTP will use PJMs to
mix the waste being processed through the Pretreatment (PT) Facility and
High-Level Waste (HLW) Vitrification Facility. Mixing is essential to the
waste treatment process to ensure the movement of waste from vessel to
vessel and to prevent solids from settling to the bottom of the vessels.
The M3 Mixing Test Platform will be used to confirm the effectiveness of
pulse jet mixers (PJMs), an essential waste mixing technology that will be
used to process tank waste for treatment in the WTP at the U.S Department
of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State.
The M3 Mixing Test Platform is being built in response to a
comprehensive independent review of WTP conducted by the External Flowsheet
Review Team (EFRT) in 2006. The team was composed of fifty experts from
national laboratories, universities, the nuclear waste complex, the
chemical processing industry and the glass industry, including members from
the National Academy of Engineers and the National Academy of Science. The
EFRT recognized the operability of the PJMs but felt further confirmatory
testing was needed to ensure the PJMs provided the necessary mixing for the
WTP. The platform testing being conducted by the Energy Solutions/NuVision
Engineering/MCE team will resolve one of the last technical issues
identified. The work involves designing, building and testing of mixing
systems under prototypic configurations that represent the actual
deployment of some of the Waste Treatment Project process vessels.