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

By Ms. Kristen Szydloski (AMC)April 20, 2011

Nearly 300 craft workers are at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant site focusing on continuing the momentum of construction progress.
1 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Nearly 300 craft workers are at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant site focusing on continuing the momentum of construction progress. (Photo Credit: USAE ACWA) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
2 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: USAE ACWA) VIEW ORIGINAL
Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant construction craft workers assemble formwork to support an upcoming Munitions Demilitarization Building concrete floor placement.
3 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant construction craft workers assemble formwork to support an upcoming Munitions Demilitarization Building concrete floor placement. (Photo Credit: USAE ACWA) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
4 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: USAE ACWA) VIEW ORIGINAL
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 control system used to operate the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant.
5 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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 control system used to operate the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant. (Photo Credit: USAE ACWA) VIEW ORIGINAL
Large air inlets are staged awaiting installation in the Control and Support Building.
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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 content. Craft workers make another steel-laced Super Critical Water Oxidation Building concrete foundation placement.
7 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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 content. Craft workers make another steel-laced Super Critical Water Oxidation Building concrete foundation placement. (Photo Credit: USAE ACWA) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
8 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: USAE ACWA) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
9 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: USAE ACWA) VIEW ORIGINAL