• Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant construction craft workers place concrete for the Supercritical Water Oxidation Building foundation which is nearing completion. The Supercritical Water Oxidation Building will house the reactors where age

    Supercritical Water Oxidation Building

    Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant construction craft workers place concrete for the Supercritical Water Oxidation Building foundation which is nearing completion. The Supercritical Water Oxidation Building will house the reactors where...

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant held a Supplier Information Session last month where nearly 75 local business members learned about opportunities to participate in the project procurement process.

    Economic Impact

    Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant held a Supplier Information Session last month where nearly 75 local business members learned about opportunities to participate in the project procurement process.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant construction craft workers assemble reinforcing steel to support elevated vertical concrete wall placements. Preparations for elevated concrete floor placements also continued.

    Munitions Demilitarization Building

    Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant construction craft workers assemble reinforcing steel to support elevated vertical concrete wall placements. Preparations for elevated concrete floor placements also continued.

  • Heating, ventilating and air conditioning units are installed atop the Control and Support building roof and inside the facility construction craft workers continue installing electrical cable tray and support infrastructure. Once complete, the Control an

    Control and Support Building

    Heating, ventilating and air conditioning units are installed atop the Control and Support building roof and inside the facility construction craft workers continue installing electrical cable tray and support infrastructure. Once complete, the Control...

  • The concrete foundation for the Bulk Chemical Storage area is nearing completion and craft workers begin installing formwork for the containment wall. Once complete, the Bulk Chemical Storage area will house four distinct chemicals required to support the

    Bulk Chemical Storage

    The concrete foundation for the Bulk Chemical Storage area is nearing completion and craft workers begin installing formwork for the containment wall. Once complete, the Bulk Chemical Storage area will house four distinct chemicals required to support...

  • Heating, ventilating and air conditioning units are installed atop the Control and Support building roof and inside the facility construction craft workers continue installing electrical cable tray and support infrastructure. Once complete, the Control an

    Control and Support Building

    Heating, ventilating and air conditioning units are installed atop the Control and Support building roof and inside the facility construction craft workers continue installing electrical cable tray and support infrastructure. Once complete, the Control...

  • The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction pilot Plant team installed an air pollution control system surge tank and scrubber tower in May 2011 among the Munitions Demilitarization Building structural steel. The Munitions Demilitarization Building is where

    Munitions Demilitarization Building

    The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction pilot Plant team installed an air pollution control system surge tank and scrubber tower in May 2011 among the Munitions Demilitarization Building structural steel. The Munitions Demilitarization Building is...

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant team members inspect chilled water process pumps inside the Utility Building. Once complete, the Utility Building will house equipment to produce steam, compressed air, chilled water and hot water for oper

    Utility Building

    Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant team members inspect chilled water process pumps inside the Utility Building. Once complete, the Utility Building will house equipment to produce steam, compressed air, chilled water and hot water for...

  • Nearly 700 workers are in Richmond and focused on safely completing the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant mission.

    Current Project Staffing

    Nearly 700 workers are in Richmond and focused on safely completing the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant mission.

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) will safely destroy 523 tons of chemical agent in rockets and artillery projectiles stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky.

The technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Blue Grass chemical stockpile is neutralization followed by Super Critical Water Oxidation (SCWO).

The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Kentucky and Colorado.

The Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass Team, a joint venture of Bechtel National, Inc. and Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, along with teaming partners Washington Demilitarization Company, Battelle Memorial Institute, General Atomics and General Physics, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close BGCAPP.

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