Three modules for the Explosive Destruction Technology (EDT) Outside Operations Support Facility, or O2SF, arrived at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) April 9.
The modules, manufactured by Southeast Modular in Leesburg, Florida, traveled approximately 750 miles in two days to arrive at the Blue Grass plant, said Tom Mitchell, EDT project field engineer, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass.
“EDT workers will receive and store their personal protective gear, such as masks, aprons, gloves and eyewear in this building,” said Mitchell. “It will include a change-out area, lunch room and worker lockers and showers. The O2SF will also provide support for main-plant workers who will perform their jobs outside the Chemical Limited Area fence that will be installed around the destruction facility.”
The O2SF is outside the footprint of the EDT facility, but nearby so workers won’t have to go far, said Fred Barnes, EDT lead, BGCAPP. It will provide necessary support to the EDT mission and to the main plant.
“This building is essential to EDT and main-plant training and operation,” said Barnes. “In order for employees to do this kind of work, they have to be issued specific safety gear and have a place to change into and out of it and properly store it.”
The remaining modules are scheduled to arrive by April 22, said Barnes. They are being stored in the Highway 52 laydown yard awaiting placement and integration to form the 9,400 square-foot building.