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.
Forms are installed on the outside of a rebar wall curtain at the Main Process Building (MPB). Once inside and outside forms are installed, concrete is placed to construct the outside wall of the MPB.
As additional pieces of structural steel are installed at the Salvage and Accountability Building, work on the second floor begins.
The Uranium Processing Facility Project team has completed the first four Main Process Building walls and all the 27-foot elevation rebar curtain walls have been erected.
One of two capacitor banks for the Pine Ridge Substation is inspected during a turnover walkdown. The capacitor bank is designed to maintain a stable power supply for the Uranium Processing Facility and the Y-12 National Security Complex.
A Uranium Processing Facility team member places one of the final white steel shear tabs on the first floor of the Mechanical Electrical Building.
A crane moves a steel beam to be 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.
Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) Ironworker Robert Burchfield was chosen as Local 384’s Apprentice of the Year and represented the local union at the 30th Annual Outstanding Apprentice of the Year Competition in Atlanta, Georgia, placing third in rebar skills. 11,000 tons of rebar will be used while building UPF.
Two additional cranes have been added at the Uranium Processing Facility site to support steel installation at the Salvage and Accountability Building, and rebar wall curtain placement at the Main Process Building.
Ironworkers install steel on the second floor of the Salvage and Accountability Building at the Uranium Processing Facility.