UPF buildings are all ‘in the dry’

Source: OakRidger | article | April 6, 2022 |

The Uranium Processing Facility project has reached a significant construction milestone: all buildings are fully enclosed, or “in the dry.”

The new UPF buildings are in Oak Ridge at the Y-12 National Security Complex. The Y-12 website states that the UPF will be finished by the end of 2025 at a cost of “no more than” $6.5 billion.

Workers install instrumentation tubing at the Uranium Processing Facility's Mechanical Electrical Building.

“Achieving this milestone is a key accomplishment as UPF construction continues eliminating weather-related schedule risk, allowing uninterrupted equipment and commodity installation,” Bob Raines, National Nuclear Security Administration associate administrator for Acquisition and Project Management, stated in an NNSA news release. “UPF is a vital part of modernizing our nuclear infrastructure to meet national security needs now and well into the future, and I am proud of what the team has accomplished.”

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