• At the Laboratory Building, craft workers are performing foundation excavations and preparing formwork for upcoming concrete placements.

    Laboratory Building

    At the Laboratory Building, craft workers are performing foundation excavations and preparing formwork for upcoming concrete placements.

  • A Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant craft worker is safely perched atop a beam, ready to guide another piece into place.

    Munitions Demilitarization Building

    A Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant craft worker is safely perched atop a beam, ready to guide another piece into place.

  • Inside the fully-enclosed Utility Building, craft workers install heating, ventilating and air conditioning ductwork among the erected structural steel and piping infrastructure.

    Utility Building

    Inside the fully-enclosed Utility Building, craft workers install heating, ventilating and air conditioning ductwork among the erected structural steel and piping infrastructure.

  • More than 300 skilled craft workers are safely working at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant construction site.

    Current Project Staffing

    More than 300 skilled craft workers are safely working at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant construction site.

  • The massive structures of the enclosed Control and Support Building and the Munitions Demilitarization Building have been a hub of construction activity during the summer of 2011.

    Construction Work in Progress

    The massive structures of the enclosed Control and Support Building and the Munitions Demilitarization Building have been a hub of construction activity during the summer of 2011.

  • In the Control and Support Building, craft workers are installing piping systems. Once complete, the Control and Support Building will house the control room and integrated control systems for operations.

    Control and Support Building

    In the Control and Support Building, craft workers are installing piping systems. Once complete, the Control and Support Building will house the control room and integrated control systems for operations.

  • The interior rooms in the Control and Support Building are taking shape as craft workers install metal studs, sheet rock, electrical and heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems inside the building.

    Control and Support Building

    The interior rooms in the Control and Support Building are taking shape as craft workers install metal studs, sheet rock, electrical and heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems inside the building.

  • The Supercritical Water Oxidation Building concrete foundation is complete and craft workers have begun erecting structural steel.

    Supercritical Water Oxidation Building

    The Supercritical Water Oxidation Building concrete foundation is complete and craft workers have begun erecting structural steel.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant craft workers continued Munitions Demilitarization Building elevated work by installing reinforcing steel for more horizontal concrete and wall placements.

    Munitions Demilitarization Building

    Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant craft workers continued Munitions Demilitarization Building elevated work by installing reinforcing steel for more horizontal concrete and wall placements.

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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