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Burns & McDonnell chosen as the lead contractor for critical project in Tx

Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell, the engineering and construction company, announced this Friday it will be the lead contractor for a critical project for the nation. The Department of Energy selected the company to design a new facility for the nation’s nuclear weapons program.

Firstly, the project will be located at the Pantex Plant in Texas. It will be a new High Explosive Synthesis, Formulation, and Production (HESFP) Facility. According to the statement, the total project cost will be $505 to $699 million.

Moreover, the facility will occupy more than 98,000 square feet; it will replace outdated facilities and support updated capabilities and capacities for weapons production. Particularly, for the formulation of polymer-bounded, mock, and extrudable high explosives.

In addition, the company will also include in the design a large-scale synthesis, particle size modification, and large-scale blending, packaging, and staging.

Furthermore, this is not the first project of this sort in which Burns and McDonnell participates. In fact, it has delivered multiple projects for the department’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); and for the Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) at the Pantex Plant.

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Burns & McDonnell to deliver top-notch facility

Some of those projects include the design for the High Explosive Science and Engineering Facility currently under construction. Additionally, the company recently announced a new corporate location in Amarillo, Texas. The new location will be key to supporting and delivering the new Plantex project.

On the other hand, Steve Cline, director of Department of Energy projects at Burns & McDonnell, said about the matter. “Burns & McDonnell is proud to be selected to design the HESFP Facility, continuing to serve NNSA and CNS on important critical infrastructure facilities at the Pantex Plant.”

He also remarked. “We look forward to delivering a state-of-the-art design for this highly unique and important facility to support future weapons needs.”

Finally, the company ranks No. 9 among the Top 500 Design Firms in the U.S., according to Engineering News-Record, and ranks No. 3 in Government Sector Engineering in Building Design + Construction’s Giants 300.

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