Monthly StatusBriefingMarch 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―850 Richmond, KY―809  ― Nonmanual―424  ― Craft―385  ― Local hires―57 p...
Economic Impact Acquisitions to date  ―   $78.7 million spent with Kentucky companies  ―   $46.5 million spent in Madison...
Construction Work in Progress                                          5                  4              3                ...
Control and SupportBuilding (CSB)CSB control system and operations rooms (above left) are receiving final sheet rock insta...
Munitions DemilitarizationBuilding (MDB)Craft workers continue preparing for more elevated concrete wall placements by ins...
Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO)Process BuildingCraft workers safely lower two aluminum precipitation reactors (above ...
Laboratory Buildingand Utility Building (UB)Craft workers are installing heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems...
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March 2012 - Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Monthly Status Briefing

  1. 1. Monthly StatusBriefingMarch 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 93 percent lower than industry average and recordable injury rate 59 percent lower than industry average  As of February 29, 2012, the project has completed 1,801,476 hours and 1.65 357 days without a lost-time accident 1.5 0.11 Construction Industry 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―850 Richmond, KY―809 ― Nonmanual―424 ― Craft―385 ― Local hires―57 percent Other locations―41 ― Pasco, WA ― San Diego, CA ― Columbus, OH 385 craft workers are safely working at the Blue Grass ― Frederick, MD Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant construction site. 5
  6. 6. Economic Impact Acquisitions to date ― $78.7 million spent with Kentucky companies ― $46.5 million spent in Madison and surrounding counties Payroll to date (includes non-manual and craft) ― $310.5 million of local payroll paid ― $499.5 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 • Second lift concrete placements • Electrical, piping and fire detection systems • Structural steel and interior wall paneling • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) • Electrical, piping, mechanical systems3 • HVAC systems and protective coatings 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 • Bulk chemical storage area 5 Laboratory Building (not visible in photo)  • Assembling 20 building modules atop foundation • Communications cable 7
  8. 8. Control and SupportBuilding (CSB)CSB control system and operations rooms (above left) are receiving final sheet rock installationand painting work has begun. Elsewhere inside the CSB, craft workers are installing metal wallstuds (above right) to prepare future operations areas. Once complete, the CSB will house thecontrol room and integrated control system used to operate BGCAPP. 8
  9. 9. Munitions DemilitarizationBuilding (MDB)Craft workers continue preparing for more elevated concrete wall placements by installingreinforcing steel and formwork (above left). Craft workers also continue installing structuralsteel around the agent neutralization system equipment (above right). The MDB is where thechemical weapons will be disassembled, the explosives removed and the agent neutralized. 9
  10. 10. Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO)Process BuildingCraft workers safely lower two aluminum precipitation reactors (above left) into the SCWOProcess Building. The reactors will separate aluminum particles from energetics hydrolysateduring plant operations. Wrapped in protective sheathing, a series of hydrolysate blend andholding tanks (above right) are placed upon the SCWO Process Building foundation. The tankswill be used to create the appropriate batches of hydrolysate for the SCWO process during plantoperations. The SCWO Process Building will house the reactors where agent and energetichydrolysates, byproducts of the neutralization process, will be subjected to very hightemperatures and pressures to destroy the hydrolysates’ organic content. 10
  11. 11. Laboratory Buildingand Utility Building (UB)Craft workers are installing heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems atop theLaboratory Building roof (above left). Adjacent to the UB, concrete piers have been placed(above right) for future support steel that will carry utilities such as chilled water and steam tosupport plant operations. During operations, the Laboratory will perform many vital functionsincluding verification of agent destruction before agent and energetic hydrolysates, byproductsof the neutralization process, are emptied into hydrolysate holding tanks to await transfer to theSupercritical Water Oxidation Process Building. Once complete, the UB will house equipment toproduce steam, compressed air, chilled water and hot water for operations. 11
  12. 12. Blue Grass ChemicalAgent-Destruction Pilot Plant 12

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