Monthly StatusBriefingJune 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                      ...
Current Project Staffing Total project employment―939 Richmond, Ky.―863  ― Nonmanual―454  ― Craft―409  ― Local hires―56 ...
Economic Impact Acquisitions to date  ―   $83.5 million spent with Kentucky companies  ―   $47.3 million spent in Madison...
Construction Work in Progress                                           5                  4                    3         ...
Control and SupportBuilding (CSB)Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) craft workers use a crane to i...
Munitions DemilitarizationBuilding (MDB)An exposed portion of the MDB reveals the structural steel and flooring platforms ...
Hydrolysate Storage Area (HSA) and SupercriticalWater Oxidation (SCWO) Process BuildingBlue Grass craft workers smooth and...
Utility Building (UB)A Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant craft worker (insert above left) welds pipinginsi...
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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

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June 2012 - Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Monthly Status Briefing

  1. 1. Monthly StatusBriefingJune 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 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 93 percent lower and recordable injury rate 49 percent lower than industry average  As of May 31, 2012, the project has completed 155,666 hours and 45 days without a lost-time accident 2.01 1.5 0.11 Construction Industry Bechtel Parsons (12-month rolling rate)Recordable Injuries Lost-Time Injuries Accidents per 200,000 job hours 4
  5. 5. Current Project Staffing Total project employment―939 Richmond, Ky.―863 ― Nonmanual―454 ― Craft―409 ― Local hires―56 percent Other locations―76 ― Pasco, Wash. ― San Diego, Calif. ― Columbus, Ohio Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant craft ― Frederick, Md. workers install formwork to support a future concrete placement. 5
  6. 6. Economic Impact Acquisitions to date ― $83.5 million spent with Kentucky companies ― $47.3 million spent in Madison and surrounding counties Payroll to date (includes nonmanual and craft) ― $334 million of local payroll paid ― $476 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) 3 Utility Building (not visible in photo) • • Electrical, piping and fire detection systems • Exterior pipe rack support steel • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) • Concrete pads for exterior utilities • Exterior evaporative water coolers2 Munitions Demilitarization Building (MDB) • Interior electrical and piping systems • Concrete placements, structural steel, paneling 4 Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO)  • Electrical, piping, mechanical systems Process Building (not visible in photo) • HVAC systems and protective coatings • Structural steel, process tanks and equipment • MDB filter area foundations 5 Laboratory Building (not visible in photo)  • Exterior siding and interior floorings 7
  8. 8. Control and SupportBuilding (CSB)Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) craft workers use a crane to installa large section of cascading ventilation air ductwork (above left) atop the CSB roof. On the ground,a craft worker attaches ductwork to an exterior CSB heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit(above right). Once complete, the CSB will house the control room and integrated control systemused to operate BGCAPP. 8
  9. 9. Munitions DemilitarizationBuilding (MDB)An exposed portion of the MDB reveals the structural steel and flooring platforms erected overand around the MDB’s installed agent and energetics neutralization equipment (above left).Alongside the MDB, craft workers erect support steel and install piping (above right) that willcarry utilities such as chilled water and steam to support plant operations. The MDB is wherethe chemical weapons will be disassembled, the explosives removed and the agent neutralized. 9
  10. 10. Hydrolysate Storage Area (HSA) and SupercriticalWater Oxidation (SCWO) Process BuildingBlue Grass craft workers smooth and finish (above left) a recent HSA concrete foundationplacement. Meanwhile at the SCWO Process Building, craft workers use a crane to lift structuralsteel for installation (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 SCWO Process Building which housesthe reactors where agent and energetic hydrolysates will be subjected to very high temperaturesand pressures to destroy the hydrolysate’s organic content. 10
  11. 11. Utility Building (UB)A Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant craft worker (insert above left) welds pipinginside the UB (above left). Outside the UB, a set of large evaporative coolers have been installed(above right) that will help cool water to support plant operations. Once complete, the UB willhouse equipment to produce steam, compressed air, chilled water and hot water for operations. 11
  12. 12. Blue Grass ChemicalAgent-Destruction Pilot Plant 12

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