Who We Are

Salado Isolation Mining Contractors, LLC

Salado Isolation Mining Contractors, LLC (SIMCO) was formed to support the mission of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

WIPP is the nation’s only repository for the disposal of transuranic waste generated by atomic energy defense activities. WIPP is located 33 miles southeast of Carlsbad, New Mexico.

SIMCO’s member is Bechtel National Inc. and our WIPP team includes Los Alamos Technical Associates as a New Mexico based teaming subcontractor. 


Bechtel National Inc.

Bechtel National, the U.S government arm of Bechtel Corp., has more than 44 years of experience successfully managing Department of Energy sites in Washington, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

Relying on expertise and industry knowledge from both the private and public sectors, and more than 30,000 affiliated employees, Bechtel specializes in large-scale contracts for the U.S. government to successfully deliver many large, first-of-a-kind signature projects.

Around the world, Bechtel partners with customers to create access and opportunity, build a path to net zero, protect people and the planet, and accelerate progress.

Los Alamos Technical Associates

LATA is an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based woman-owned small business specializing in engineering, environmental remediation, nuclear, demolition, hazardous materials, sampling & analysis, and waste management.