Monthly StatusBriefingOctober 2012                 1
Project Background The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) will safely  destroy 523 tons of chemic...
Destruction Technology                         Neutralization followed by                         supercritical water     ...
Safety                                              Occupational Safety and Health Administration                        ...
Continued Safety Focus Safety remains a core value of the project workforce Management and employees focusing on goal  o...
Current Project Staffing Total project employment―1,026 Richmond, Ky.―962  ― Nonmanual―469  ― Craft―493  ― Local hires―5...
Economic Impact Acquisitions to date  ―   $96.9 million spent with Kentucky companies  ―   $57.8 million spent in Madison...
Construction Work in Progress                                              5                4                      3      ...
Control and SupportBuilding (CSB)A craft workers installs wiring inside an electrical transformer (above left) within the ...
Munitions DemilitarizationBuilding (MDB)BGCAPP craft workers install electrical systems (above left) inside the MDB unpack...
Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) ProcessBuilding and Utility Power Centers (UPCs)Craft workers continue installing the...
Utility Building (UB)Adjacent to the UB, craft workers unload equipment (above left) for later installation atop therecent...
Blue Grass ChemicalAgent-Destruction Pilot Plant                                13
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

October 2012 BGCAPP Monthly Status Briefing

226

Published on

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, Ky.

The technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Blue Grass chemical weapons stockpile is neutralization followed by supercritical water oxidation (SCWO).

The Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA) Program, 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 URS Corporation, Battelle Memorial Institute, General Atomics and General Physics, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close BGCAPP.

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
226
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

October 2012 BGCAPP Monthly Status Briefing

  1. 1. Monthly StatusBriefingOctober 2012 1
  2. 2. Project Background 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, Ky. The technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Blue Grass chemical weapons stockpile is neutralization followed by supercritical water oxidation (SCWO). The Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA) Program, 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 Government Services Inc., along with teaming partners URS Corporation, Battelle, General Atomics and GP Strategies Corporation, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close BGCAPP. 2
  3. 3. Destruction Technology Neutralization followed by supercritical water oxidation will be used to destroy the Kentucky stockpile. 3
  4. 4. Safety  Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program Star Status site 4.0  Lost-time injury rate is 87percent lower and recordable injury rate 48 percent lower than industry average  As of September 30, 2012, the project has completed 482,487 hours and 108 days without a lost-time accident 2.08 1.5 0.2 Construction Industry Bechtel ParsonsRecordable Injuries Lost-Time Injuries (12-month rolling rate) Accidents per 200,000 job hours 4
  5. 5. Continued Safety Focus Safety remains a core value of the project workforce Management and employees focusing on goal of Zero Accidents: ― Communicating and re-emphasizing proper construction housekeeping, its relationship to safety excellence and need for continuous improvement ― Communicating and re-emphasizing importance of pre-planning and discussing daily work activities; identifying potential safety hazards before work begins ― Communicating and reviewing recent Occupational Safety & Health Administration recordable injuries and re-emphasizing employees’ roles and responsibilities to follow work procedures and analyze for potential hazards before work begins 5
  6. 6. Current Project Staffing Total project employment―1,026 Richmond, Ky.―962 ― Nonmanual―469 ― Craft―493 ― Local hires―59 percent Other locations―64 ― Pasco, Wash. ― San Diego, Calif. ― Columbus, Ohio ― Frederick, Md. Craft workers install roof panels at the Munitions Demilitarization Building. 6
  7. 7. Economic Impact Acquisitions to date ― $96.9 million spent with Kentucky companies ― $57.8 million spent in Madison and surrounding counties Payroll to date (includes nonmanual and craft) ― $366 million of local payroll paid ― $444 million more to be paid during the remainder of project 7
  8. 8. Construction Work in Progress 5 4 3 1 21 Control and Support Building (CSB) 3 Utility Building • • Electrical, piping and fire detection systems • Exterior pipe rack support steel • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) • Interior electrical and piping systems • Facility control system cabinets and infrastructure • Nitrogen generation plant equipment2 Munitions Demilitarization Building (MDB) 4 Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO)  • Structural steel, paneling, protective coatings Process Building (not visible in photo) • HVAC, electrical, piping, mechanical systems • Structural steel and exterior siding • MDB filter area foundations 5 Laboratory Building (not visible in photo)  • Final construction punchlist activities • Beginning early systemization activities 8
  9. 9. Control and SupportBuilding (CSB)A craft workers installs wiring inside an electrical transformer (above left) within the CSB.Outside the CSB, craft workers install heating, ventilation and air conditioning ductwork (aboveright) atop the roof. Once complete, the CSB will house the control room and the integratedcontrol system used to operate the plant. 9
  10. 10. Munitions DemilitarizationBuilding (MDB)BGCAPP craft workers install electrical systems (above left) inside the MDB unpack area.During plant operations, the unpack area is where chemical weapons will be received andunpacked before the automated destruction process begins. A craft worker takes measurements(above right) before installing piping infrastructure inside the MDB agent neutralization systemroom. The MDB is where the chemical weapons will be disassembled, the explosives removed andthe agent neutralized. 10
  11. 11. Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) ProcessBuilding and Utility Power Centers (UPCs)Craft workers continue installing the final pieces of exterior structural steel (above left) at theSCWO Process Building. Elsewhere at the BGCAPP site, craft workers assemble formwork (aboveright) for upcoming concrete pier placements to support a future UPC installation. The SCWOProcess Building will house the reactors where agent and energetic hydrolysates, byproducts ofthe neutralization process, will be subjected to very high temperatures and pressures to destroythe hydrolysates’ organic content. During operations, the UPCs will distribute electrical power toBGCAPP facilities. 11
  12. 12. Utility Building (UB)Adjacent to the UB, craft workers unload equipment (above left) for later installation atop therecently completed nitrogen generation plant concrete foundation. Inside the UB, craft workersinstall air compressor heating, ventilation and air conditioning ductwork (above right). Thenitrogen generation plant will supply nitrogen, an inert and non-flammable gas, during plantoperations to maintain a combustion-free environment. Once complete, the UB will houseequipment to produce steam, compressed air, chilled water and hot water for operations. 12
  13. 13. Blue Grass ChemicalAgent-Destruction Pilot Plant 13
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×