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.
Construction on the UPF Fire Tank Pumphouse is underway
Construction of the Uranium Processing Facility’s Personnel Support Building continues to progress with the installation of girt steel and metal siding.
Rack framed and wrapped for shipment, staged at supplier’s facility
A beautiful East Tennessee sunrise over the Uranium Processing Facility Project
Rack framed and wrapped for shipment at supplier’s facility
Racks, or “multi-commodity pipe rack modules,” are one of the many components that go into building the Uranium Processing Facility. Achieving 100% rack delivery required tremendous effort and planning, but the team completed the feat ahead of schedule.
The east side of the Uranium Processing Facility's Main Process Building
Shipping crates of the Main Casting Glovebox Line, Group 1 in MPB East
UPF Electrician inspects wiring in the 13.8kV switchgear (Per work assessment and STAART card requirements gloves are not required during the activities pictured)
The Uranium Processing Facility works toward UPF “in the dry” milestone by end of the summer.