Uranium Processing Facility

Time: 

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, and air conditioning support and ductwork is being installed on the first floor. Fire protection preparation continues and will ramp up at the end of this year. The construction team has completed the foundation for the cooling tower, and subcontractor Geiger Brothers is erecting structural steel.
  • Rebar, embeds, and penetrations are being installed on the second level of the Salvage and Accountability Building to prepare for second-floor concrete placements.
  • First-floor walls at the Main Process Building are complete. Structural steel installation continues on the west half of the building. Rebar, embeds, and penetrations are being installed on the second level in the east half to prepare for upper decking concrete placements at the end of this year.