Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Construction Photos - February 2011

By Ms. Kristen Szydloski (AMC)February 22, 2011

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant construction craft workers continued installing electrical cable tray and metal wall studs within the Control and Support Building. Work also continued on roof paneling and penetrations as well as piping and heating, ventilating and air conditioning installation activities. Once complete, the Control and Support Building will house the control room and integrated control system used to operate the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant construction craft workers continued installing electrical cable tray and metal wall studs within the Control and Support Building. Work also continued on roof paneling and penetrations as well as piping and heating, ventilating and air conditioning installation activities. Once complete, the Control and Support Building will house the control room and integrated control system used to operate the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant. (Photo Credit: USAE ACWA) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant team earned the Richmond Chamber of Commerce "Industry of the Year" award last month for continued employment growth and good corporate citizenship.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant team earned the Richmond Chamber of Commerce "Industry of the Year" award last month for continued employment growth and good corporate citizenship. (Photo Credit: USAE ACWA) VIEW ORIGINAL
Construction craft workers continued installing reinforcing steel in preparation for additional concrete foundation placements. Earthwork activities also continued as craft workers backfilled footers. The Supercritical Water Oxidation Building will house the reactors where agent and energetic hyrdolysates, a byproduct of the neutralization process, will be subjected to very high temperatures and pressures to destroy the hydrolysates' organic content.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Construction craft workers continued installing reinforcing steel in preparation for additional concrete foundation placements. Earthwork activities also continued as craft workers backfilled footers. The Supercritical Water Oxidation Building will house the reactors where agent and energetic hyrdolysates, a byproduct of the neutralization process, will be subjected to very high temperatures and pressures to destroy the hydrolysates' organic content. (Photo Credit: USAE ACWA) VIEW ORIGINAL
Concrete placement activities continued on the Munitions Demilitarization Building blast walls. The Munitions Demilitarization Building is where the chemical weapons will be disassembled, explosives removed and the agent neutralized.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Concrete placement activities continued on the Munitions Demilitarization Building blast walls. The Munitions Demilitarization Building is where the chemical weapons will be disassembled, explosives removed and the agent neutralized. (Photo Credit: USAE ACWA) VIEW ORIGINAL
Construction craft workers installed Utility Building boilers. The Utility Building will house equipment to produce steam, compressed air, chilled water and hot water for operations.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Construction craft workers installed Utility Building boilers. The Utility Building will house equipment to produce steam, compressed air, chilled water and hot water for operations. (Photo Credit: USAE ACWA) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant workforce received and safely offloaded 38 Enhanced On-site Containers and 15 trailers, which arrived from the Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Arkansas. Enhanced On-site Containers will safely transport the chemical munitions from igloos to the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant during operations.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant workforce received and safely offloaded 38 Enhanced On-site Containers and 15 trailers, which arrived from the Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Arkansas. Enhanced On-site Containers will safely transport the chemical munitions from igloos to the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant during operations. (Photo Credit: USAE ACWA) VIEW ORIGINAL