TVA will complete testing and turnover of the substation this summer and it will be fully operational in 2020. The new substation will service both the Y-12 National Security Complex and the Uranium Processing Facility.
The new electrical substation being built by the Tennessee Valley Authority as part of the UPF Project will be significantly more efficient, economical and cost effective to operate.
UPF celebrated the placement of the last piece of the structural frame of the Mechanical Electrical Building on Feb. 11.
Concrete placement has begun for the slab of the Salvage and Accountability Building (SAB). When complete, SAB will house waste preparation, decontamination, non-destructive assay and chemical recovery support systems.
In addition to placing concrete, crews are installing rebar and embeds on the west topper slab of the Main Process Building.
Concrete is being placed for the base slab of the Salvage Accountability Building (SAB). The concrete placement for the SAB slab will continue through the spring.
Installation of roof decking will begin when the second level steel is complete on the Mechanical Electrical Building, which is scheduled for February.
Workers place stay form between topper slabs on the Main Process Building (MPB) prior to concrete placement. MPB will be a 252,000-square-foot building with three levels.
In addition to placing concrete for the base slab of the Main Process Building, crews also placed rebar for the walls.
Crews continued to place concrete for the base slab of the Main Process Building in January.