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Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass Team

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.

With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world following the acquisition of URS, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm. AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings. The company is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments.

Battelle Memorial Institute.  battelle.org
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.  gpstrategies.com
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.

General Atomics.  ga.com
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.