Learn about Y-12’s new story: the Uranium Processing Facility, one of the largest construction projects in Tennessee history. UPF is an essential part of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s modernization efforts.
UPF’s Salvage and Accountability Building is the second major piece of the project to complete its structural steel
OAK RIDGE, Tennessee – The team building the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) at Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee placed the last piece of structural steel for the Salvage and Accountability Building (SAB), a major subproject, on Oct. 26 during a “topping out” ceremony and added a bonus piece of metal.
The Uranium Processing Facility will replace a World War II era building with a modern, more efficient,
and safer facility for conducting highly enriched uranium processing operations at Y-12 National Security
The Process Support Facilities (PSF) is laying the groundwork for vertical construction with the completion of excavation and mud mat placements.
The Process Support Facilities (PSF) is laying the groundwork for vertical construction with the
completion of excavation and mud mat placements.
The Mechanical Electrical Building (MEB) is pictured on the left. The platform is used for equipment deliveries.
Installation of structural steel continues at the Salvage and Accountability Building.
The Main Process Building reached a major milestone as the second elevation walls were completed in August.
From left: Doug Fremont, NNSA chief of staff; John Howanitz, UPF project director; Randy Holman, UPF area manager for the Salvage and Accountability Building; NNSA Administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty; and Dale Christenson, UPF federal project director during the administrator’s visit to Y-12 on August 27, 2020