The Plutonium Facility (PF-4) at Technical Area 55 of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Photo Courtesy LANL
The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility Replacement (CMRR) Project completed construction and turnover activities for the Plutonium Facility (PF-4) Equipment Installation Phase 1 (PEI-1) Subproject at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) on Jan. 8.
This capital line item is a crucial step in relocating analytical chemistry and material characterization capabilities into the TA-55 PF-4 facility at LANL. The subproject was completed 15 months ahead of schedule and $110 million under budget, marking another major milestone for CMRR.
“We are pleased to have accomplished this milestone significantly ahead of schedule and under budget,” said Everett Trollinger, CMRR Federal Project Director at LANL. “Major equipment items with early certifications and acceptances have enabled the LANL team to make use of the improvements much earlier than anticipated which greatly benefits the research and production efforts at LANL in support of NNSA’s missions. Our experience and lessons learned here will serve us well for future work at Los Alamos and across the Nuclear Security Enterprise.”
NNSA is committed to delivering its contracts and capital asset projects on budget and schedule.