Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass has been selected by the Department of Defense's
Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program to design, build, systemize,
test, operate, and close a plant to destroy the chemical weapons stockpile
stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky. The U.S. Army and the
local community expect the contractor for the Blue Grass Chemical
Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant to meet the highest standards of safety,
performance, and corporate citizenship.
Members of the Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass team have successfully
designed, built, and operated all the chemical weapons destruction
facilities in the United States. The project's key managers have
experience in all aspects of chemical demilitarization. For decades,
at work locations around the globe, the team has been actively involved in
local community, charitable, educational, and job creation efforts.
The team includes:
Bechtel National, Inc. bechtel.com
Bechtel is recognized as the world leader in safely managing large, complex
engineering, construction and remediation projects. Bechtel has more than 20
years of experience in U.S. chemical weapons elimination programs, including
design, construction, operation and closure of the Edgewood, Md., chemical
agent destruction plant and construction of the Anniston, Ala., chemical
agent disposal facility. Bechtel, along with other companies, is under
contract to design, build, operate and close the Pueblo Chemical
Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in Colorado. In addition, Bechtel has executed
numerous Cooperative Threat Reduction projects in the former Soviet Union.
In its 114-year history, Bechtel has completed more than 22,000 projects in
140 countries on all seven continents.
Parsons Government Services Inc. parsons.com
Parsons has more than 20 years of continuous involvement in U.S. and
international chemical weapons elimination, including design of seven U.S.
facilities; construction and operations of the Newport Chemical Agent
Disposal Facility; and engineering management of the chemical agent
neutralization facility in Siberia, Russia - the largest facility of its
kind. For the Program Manager for Assembled Chemical Weapons Assessment,
Parsons developed the neutralization-biotreatment design selected to destroy
the Pueblo chemical stockpile.
URS Corporation has more than 32 years of experience with the U.S. chemical
weapons elimination programs, serving as prime contractor at the following
chemical agent disposal facilities: Pine Bluff, Ark.; Umatilla, Ore.;
Anniston, Ala.; and Johnston Atoll. URS Corporation will operate and close
the Blue Grass and Pueblo chemical agent destruction pilot plants. The
company is a preferred provider of a full range of science, engineering,
construction and operating services in 14 major markets.
Battelle Memorial Institute.
As one of the world’s largest private independent research and development
companies, Battelle develops and commercializes technology for a wide
variety of industry and government customers. From creating novel coatings
for undersea vessels, designing non-lethal weapons for law enforcement, and
devising airborne sensors that assess the integrity of river levees, to
operating state-of-the-art laboratories at four U.S. chemical agent disposal
facilities, Battelle has completed more than 5,000 projects for 1,300
customers. Key areas of expertise include environmental technology, defense
systems, agrifood, medical products, pharmaceuticals and energy.
GP Strategies Corporation.
GP Strategies Corporation is one of the world’s largest workforce
development companies and develops training to meet specific needs by
focusing on people, processes and technology. For more than 15 years, GP
Strategies has operated the Chemical Demilitarization Training Facility at
the Edgewood Chemical Activity in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to provide
more than 140 specific courses in chemical demilitarization operations, such
as laboratory, maintenance, emergency response and toxic-area for all U.S.
chemical agent disposal facilities.
GA performs diversified research and engineering for power generation,
energy conversion, waste management, environmental restoration, and advanced
defense systems. GA has worked on demilitarization of chemical weapons
since 1982, including the Newport, Blue Grass and Pueblo chemical agent
destruction plants. GA's Neutralization-SCWO (Supercritical Water
Oxidation) design, prepared for PMACWA, has been selected as the preferred
technology for Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant.