NNSA Administrator Dedicates And Breaks Ground On New LLNL Facilities To Support National Security Missions

first_imgNNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-HagertyNNSA News:LIVERMORE, Calif. — With a turn of a shovel and snip of some scissors, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Administrator and Department of Energy Under Secretary for Nuclear Security Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty helped announce Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) infrastructure improvements in support of its national security missions. She broke ground Tuesday on what will be a state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center (EOC); assisted in the dedication of the first completed facility in LLNL’s new Applied Materials and Engineering (AME) campus; and recognized the completion of a line item construction project, the Expand Electrical Distribution System (EEDS).“Our world class workforce requires state-of-the-art facilities not only for mission success, but because our people are our number one asset and they deserve modern infrastructure for their safety and convenience,” Administrator Gordon-Hagerty said.With the current EOC no longer meeting the needs of a modern-day emergency center, the new Center will provide 24-hour operations when an emergency occurs. The facility will also provide survivability from earthquakes; better accessibility to response staff during an emergency; and self-sustainability for up to 72 hours without a resupply of fuel, food, or water. City, county, state, and federal emergency personnel also will have access to the new facility.“The new EOC will consolidate emergency operations management, fire alarm monitoring, communications, and response technical support into one location to streamline emergency management at LLNL,” Administrator Gordon-Hagerty said.Prior to the groundbreaking, Gordon-Hagerty explained how this EOC is part of NNSA’s pilot program to streamline delivery of commercial-like construction projects. The pilot is based on existing, successful minor construction program management processes and widely-used commercial construction practices to accelerate the delivery of smaller-scope, lower-risk projects. This delivery approach will save taxpayers money while maintaining quality by managing the key risks consistent with the complexity of the project. The Administrator noted how the NNSA and the Nuclear Posture Review have identified a need to recapitalize much of the Nuclear Security Enterprise – the EOC and other emergency operations facilities across the Enterprise are part of the pilot program.Construction is scheduled for completion by November 2022, with project completion set for April 2023.Applied Materials & Engineering CampusThe groundbreaking was just one of the highlights of a daylong visit from the Administrator. She also dedicated the first facility at LLNL’s new AME campus. A collection of three buildings, the campus will house science, technology, and engineering capabilities critical to stockpile modernization.The AME area plan, a new and novel infrastructure modernization approach created by NNSA and LLNL, results in efficiencies and affinities through a combination of facility upgrades and repurposing, capability consolidation, and new construction to sustain a core of science, technology and engineering competency while reducing footprint.The campus will feature a polymers lab, 3D printing, advanced manufacturing, brazing and welding, along with office space and other capabilities. The first of these buildings, the polymers lab, was completed in July.“One of my key priorities has been recapitalizing and modernizing NNSA’s infrastructure, some of which dates back to World War II,” Administrator Gordon-Hagerty said. “As evidenced by delivery of this campus, we have an excellent example for rapid infrastructure recapitalization. I appreciate and admire the close partnership between the NNSA organizations, Lawrence Livermore, and private industry.”Expand Electrical Distribution System ProjectThe Administrator also recognized the completion of a line item construction project, which is the first at this site in over a decade, called the Expand Electrical Distribution System. The $33.8 million project was completed ahead of schedule and $1.1 million under budget.“This project is one of the critical milestones for the NNSA’s Strategic Integrated Roadmap, which has a goal to modernize utilities across all sites by 2038. I’m also proud of the continued track record of excellence in NNSA and laboratory project management, as this project has come in under budget and ahead of time,” said Administrator Gordon-Hagerty.The project expands and supplements the existing electrical distribution along the east side of the Lab, provides a new electrical connection to the Sandia-California site, increases electrical reliability, provides redundant power to the Lab, and provides infrastructure needed to meet future mission needs.last_img read more

All civil works awarded for Grand Paris Express Line 15 South

first_imgFRANCE: Project promoter Société du Grand Paris announced on July 3 that it had awarded the final two civil works contracts for Line 15 South, the 33 km driverless metro line that will run from Pont-de-Sèvres to Noisy-Champs.Under a contract worth €513m, a joint venture led by Bouygues Travaux Publics and including Soletanche Bachy France, Soletanche Bachy Tunnels, Bessac and Sade is to build 4 km of bored tunnel and the stations at Pont-de-Sèvres and Issy RER.At a cost of €156m, civil works for the station at Noisy-Champs and an approaching cut-and-cover tunnel are to be undertaken by a joint venture led by Vinci Construction France. The joint venture also includes Dodin Campenon Bernard, Spie Batignolles TPCI, Botte Fondations, Spie Fondations and Vinci Construction Grands Projets.The total value of civil works contracts awarded to build Line 15 South is €3∙7bn. Société du Grand Paris says that by the end of 2017 work should be underway on 41 individual projects, the first of the 10 TBMs to be deployed will have been launched from Champigny and 4 000 people will be at work on the first line of the Grand Paris Express network.last_img read more

Borough LNG Meeting Tonight in Nikiski

first_imgThe meeting will be held from 6:30 pm to 8 pm tonight, Thursday March 10th, at the Nikiski Recreation Center. Persily: “None of it bodes well for us. I’d like people to understand that the market really looks bad right now and we need to understand that and be prepared for whatever happens. But for now they’re still going ahead with some summer activity in the Nikiski area, offshore, so I’d like to talk to people about that.” Persily: “We have a little information on some of their summer 2016 field work, certainly I wish I had answers as to what’s going to happen next year or the year after with the project. The governor talked last month about maybe looking at other options if this appeared to be slowing down but he has not provided details about that.” He says during tonight’s meeting he will also address the global LNG market and how its current condition could affect the Nikiski project.center_img Special Oil and Gas Assistant Larry Persily with the Borough… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough will host another community meeting on the Alaska LNG Project tonight in Nikiski.last_img read more

Jacoby Jones passes conditioning test second time around

first_img(This blog brought to you by Atlantic Remodeling. Visit www.atlanticremodeling.com to learn about their Red Cent Guarantee!)Raising eyebrows after failing his first attempt at the conditioning test earlier this week, Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones has reportedly passed it on the second try.According to an NFL Network report, the 29-year-old is now eligible to practice as the Ravens gather for their first full-team workout of training camp on Thursday afternoon. John Harbaugh didn’t sound overly concerned about Jones’ hiccup when asked about it on Tuesday, expressing confidence that the Pro Bowl return specialist would pass it when given a second opportunity. However, the Ravens coach also wasn’t giving Jones a free pass after he was placed on the non-football injury list, which clearly sent a message to the “Dancing With the Stars” contestant. “He’s really close on it,” Harbaugh said. “Never make any excuses for him — he should pass it — but he was traveling and things like that. We’ll see. It’s up to him. It’s his job to do. That’s the fact. Facts are stubborn things.”Jones will compete for Baltimore’s second starting receiver job opposite Torrey Smith this season. The Ravens announced Thursday morning that safety Anthony Levine has been placed on the active physically unable to perform list, joining inside linebacker Jameel McClain (neck) and right guard Marshal Yanda (shoulder) as players currently sidelined. Rookie defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore (knee) remains on the non-football injury list.last_img read more