April 20, 2011
By Ms. Kristen Szydloski (AMC)
Nearly 300 craft workers are at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant site focusing on continuing the momentum of construction progress.
The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant team continues progress at the construction site by safely installing structural steel on the Munitions Demilitarization Building.
Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant construction craft workers assemble formwork to support an upcoming Munitions Demilitarization Building concrete floor placement.
Workers install a stairway within the Munitions Demilitarization Building structural steel. The Munitions Demilitarization Building is where the chemical weapons will be disassembled, explosives removed and the agent neutralized.
Major efforts continue at the Control and Support Building as workers support additional heating, ventilating and air conditioning installation activities. Once complete, the Control and Support Building will house the control room and integrated...
Large air inlets are staged awaiting installation in the Control and Support Building.
The Supercritical Water Oxidation Building will house the reactors where agent and energetic hydrolysates, a byproduct of the neutralization process, will be subjected to very high temperatures and pressures to destroy the hydrolysates' organic...
Progress on interior lighting and piping rack installations can be seen inside the Utility Building. Once complete, the Utility Building will house equipment to produce steam, compressed air, chilled water and hot water for operations.
On the Utility Building exterior, workers safely install louvers to shield the interior boilers from the elements. Once complete, the Utility Building will house equipment to produce steam, compressed air, chilled water and hot water for operations.