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 (MEB). Heating, ventilation, air conditioning support, and ductwork are being installed on the first and second floors. In addition, cable tray, conduit, and piping all continue to be installed as the two major commodities within the MEB. In January, we will start setting equipment in the MEB while we continue working on HVAC, electrical, and piping.
  • The Salvage and Accountability Building first elevated deck concrete placements completed in December 2019. January’s effort will focus on installation of 54-foot elevation steel as well as the installation of multi-commodity racks, grid modules, skids, and key commodities under the first elevated deck.
  • Rebar, embeds, and penetrations are being installed on the second level in the east and west sides 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. All 10 concrete placements for the second level structural slabs are forecast to complete in early February 2020.

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