Uranium Processing Facility


3:56 min.

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.

Current Status

  • Interior work continues at the Mechanical Electrical Building. Heating, ventilation, air conditioning support, and ductwork continue to be installed on the first and second floors. In February, set the chillers, chilled water pumps, and all major electrical equipment (capacitor banks, switchgears, substations) while continuing to work on the electrical and piping in March.
  • The Salvage and Accountability Building (SAB) continues to install steel and major commodity components. Pipe racks and grid modules are being installed on the first floor and structural steel is currently being placed on the second level. February’s effort for the SAB focused on progressing work on three elevations of the building. On the first level, work continues to focus on installation of multi-commodity racks, grid modules, skids, and key commodities. Structural steel installation continues on the second level preparing for installation of rebar and formwork on the third level.
  • Rebar, embeds, and penetrations continue to be installed on the second level of the Main Process Building to prepare for second floor concrete placements. The second floor structural concrete slabs are made up of 10 separate concrete placements, five on each side of the building. All 10 concrete placements for the second level structural slabs completed in mid-February.

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