SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - February 7, 2008) - EnergySolutions (NYSE: ES) announced today it has been awarded a $7 million contract by the Washington Savannah River Company for work to be completed at the US Department of Energy Savannah River Site in South Carolina. EnergySolutions was awarded the contract because of the unique engineering and fabrication capabilities required to execute the Savannah River Site Cementation Mixing System Project.

"We are very pleased to be awarded this project and to continue our strong relationship with Washington Savannah River Company," said Steve Creamer, Chairman and CEO of EnergySolutions. "This contract is consistent with our business objectives to continue to be heavily involved in ongoing work at major DOE facilities such as the Savannah River Site," added Creamer.

Work on this contract will begin immediately. EnergySolutions will provide the necessary technology to solidify radioactive liquid waste with cementitious material. EnergySolutions will provide four of the technologies needed to complete the project.

EnergySolutions' relevant experience applicable to this project has resulted from work in the United Kingdom, Canada and the U.S., including extensive experience working with Department of Energy facilities and U.S. nuclear power plants.

Statements in this news release regarding future financial and operating results and any other statements about the company's future expectations, beliefs or prospects expressed by management constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including economic conditions generally. Additional information on potential factors that could affect our results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in the company's Form S-1 filed with the Securities Exchange Commission.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact: Mark Walker (801) 231-9194