CSM was recently selected to supply over 18 truckloads of 16 ga. 3″ Composite Metal Floor Deck for a Uranium processing project. The project, which is currently in progress at the Uranium Processing Facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee, will bring the outdated facility up to modern safety and security standards.
About the Project
The Y-12 National Security Complex plays a vital role in safeguarding America’s nuclear stockpile. However, after its long 75-year history, the buildings of the complex began to deteriorate.
To ensure the Y-12 Complex could continue to serve its purpose as a secure facility, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) partnered with Bechtel to deliver a brand-new, modernized facility. The new facility has been designed to last at least 50-years, providing long-term safety, viability, and security for nuclear capabilities in the U.S. The updated facility will also improve worker safety, lower the cost of operations, and reduce the site’s energy consumption.
The creation of a new facility during this Uranium processing project may also have a great economic impact. It is estimated that $1.8 billion will be spent on goods and services to construct the new complex, supporting a variety of businesses- like CSM. The construction of the complex will also create a wealth of new job opportunities, with approximately 2,000 workers needed during peak construction.
Once complete, the facility will enable a variety of processing capabilities, including enriched uranium casting, oxide production, and salvage and accountability operations, which will significantly improve space utilization for U.S. nuclear weapons stock, defense nuclear nonproliferation, and naval reactors.
The construction of a Mechanical Electrical Building, Process Support Facilities, Salvage and Accountability Building, and Main Process Building are underway, and the complex is slated to open in 2025. This project is on its way to become one of the largest construction projects in Tennessee history.
For more on the status of the project, visit the Y-12 website.
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CSM successfully met the stringent quality demands of a government nuclear job, providing high-quality Composite Metal Floor Deck on time and in the necessary quantity.
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