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.
The Mechanical Electrical Building (MEB) at the Uranium Processing Facility is now fully enclosed. This milestone includes installation of all siding, doors, roof, and louvers, and completion of underground utility work on the east and north side of the MEB.
Now that the Mechanical Electrical Building is fully enclosed, work continues inside to prepare for miscellaneous steel installation; electrical installation; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning placement; fire protection; fire proofing and bulk commodity installations.
An electrical pole is installed as part of the Substation Subproject that will support the Uranium Processing Facility.
Cement finishers smooth out part of a 885 cubic yard concrete placement at the Salvage and Accountability Building (SAB). It was the final topping slab placement for the SAB.
The first pieces of structural steel were installed at the Uranium Processing Facility Project’s Salvage and Accountability Building. The first phase of structural steel installation will continue over the summer and calls for almost 800 pieces that collectively weigh about 1,500 tons.
Recent progress at the Uranium Processing Facility can be clearly seen now that the Mechanical Electrical Building is enclosed, structural steel is up at the Salvage and Accountability Building, and concrete placements continue for vertical walls at the Main Process Building.
The final topping slab has been placed for the Salvage and Accountability Building. This was the last topping slab placement for the Uranium Processing Facility project.
A Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) civil field engineer uses a computer located on the UPF construction site to access 3-D models of the buildings and work packages.
The west tower crane at the Uranium Processing Facility relocates a manlift onto the Salvage and Accountability Building foundation.