Monthly StatusBriefingApril 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                                          ...
Current Project Staffing Total project employment―917 Richmond, KY―827  ― Nonmanual―434  ― Craft―393  ― Local hires―57 p...
Economic Impact Acquisitions to date  ―   $81.9 million spent with Kentucky companies  ―   $46.8 million spent in Madison...
Construction Work in Progress                                         5                   4                 3             ...
Control and SupportBuilding (CSB)Craft workers are installing electrical conduit (above left) into the CSB. The conduit wi...
Munitions DemilitarizationBuilding (MDB)Craft workers continue to safely affix exterior paneling to structural steel (abov...
Hydrolysate Storage Area (HSA) and SupercriticalWater Oxidation (SCWO)Process BuildingCraft workers remove formwork after ...
Laboratory Buildingand Utility Building (UB)Craft workers continue to assemble Laboratory Building modules and install hea...
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April 2012 - Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Monthly Status Briefing

  1. 1. Monthly StatusBriefingApril 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 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. 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 zero and recordable injury rate 59 percent lower than industry average  As of March 31, 2012, the project has completed 1,966,658 hours and 388 days without a lost-time accident 1.63 1.5 Construction Industry 0.0 Bechtel ParsonsRecordable Injuries Lost-Time Injuries (12-month rolling rate) Accidents per 200,000 job hours 4
  5. 5. Current Project Staffing Total project employment―917 Richmond, KY―827 ― Nonmanual―434 ― Craft―393 ― Local hires―57 percent Other locations―90 ― Pasco, WA ― San Diego, CA ― Columbus, OH The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant ― Frederick, MD (BGCAPP) has 827 craft workers and nonmanual employees safely working in Richmond, KY. 5
  6. 6. Economic Impact Acquisitions to date ― $81.9 million spent with Kentucky companies ― $46.8 million spent in Madison and surrounding counties Payroll to date (includes non-manual and craft) ― $319.5 million of local payroll paid ― $490.5 million more to be paid during the remainder of project 6
  7. 7. Construction Work in Progress 5 4 3 1 21 Control and Support Building (CSB) 2  Munitions Demilitarization Building (MDB) • Metal wall studs, sheet rock and painting • Concrete placements, structural steel, paneling • Electrical, piping and fire detection systems • Electrical, piping, mechanical systems • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) • HVAC systems and protective coatings3 • MDB filter area excavations Utility Building (not visible in photo) • Electrical, piping and HVAC systems 4 Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO)  • Concrete pads for exterior utilities Process Building (not visible in photo) • Structural steel, process tanks and equipment • Evaporative coolers concrete foundations 5 Laboratory Building (not visible in photo)  • Assembling 20 building modules atop foundation • HVAC systems and communications cable 7
  8. 8. Control and SupportBuilding (CSB)Craft workers are installing electrical conduit (above left) into the CSB. The conduit will housethe electrical cable needed to power the CSB during plant operations. Elsewhere outside the CSB,craft workers are installing large cascading ventilation air system ductwork (above right) atopthe CSB roof. Once complete, the CSB will house the control room and integrated control systemused to operate BGCAPP. 8
  9. 9. Munitions DemilitarizationBuilding (MDB)Craft workers continue to safely affix exterior paneling to structural steel (above left) whichnow surrounds the MDB’s installed agent and energetics neutralization equipment. Within theMDB’s blast-containment area, craft workers prepare for more elevated concrete wallplacements by installing reinforcing steel (above right). The MDB is where the chemicalweapons will be disassembled, the explosives removed and the agent neutralized. 9
  10. 10. Hydrolysate Storage Area (HSA) and SupercriticalWater Oxidation (SCWO)Process BuildingCraft workers remove formwork after an HSA concrete foundation placement (above left).Meanwhile at the SCWO Process Building, craft workers are installing structural steel aroundinstalled process equipment (above right). During operations, agent and energetic hydrolysates,byproducts of the neutralization process, are emptied into HSA holding tanks once agentdestruction is verified. The hydrolysate is transferred to the Supercritical Water Oxidation ProcessBuilding which houses the reactors where agent and energetic hydrolysates will be subjected tovery high temperatures and pressures to destroy the hydrolysate’s organic content. 10
  11. 11. Laboratory Buildingand Utility Building (UB)Craft workers continue to assemble Laboratory Building modules and install heating, ventilationand air conditioning systems atop the roof (above left). Craft workers are installing electricalpanels inside the UB (above right). During operations, the Laboratory’s functions will includeverifying agent destruction before byproducts from the neutralization process are emptied intohydrolysate holding tanks to await transfer to the Supercritical Water Oxidation ProcessBuilding. Once complete, the UB will house equipment to produce steam, compressed air, chilledwater and hot water for operations. 11
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