AMARILLO, Texas — The U.S. Department of Energy has chosen Burns & McDonnell to design another critical facility for the nation’s nuclear weapons program.
The new High Explosive Synthesis, Formulation, and Production (HESFP) Facility, at the Pantex Plant in Texas, carries a total project cost of $505 million to $699 million. Spanning more than 98,000 square feet, it will replace outdated facilities and support updated capabilities and capacities for weapons production, including formulation of polymer-bounded, mock and extrudable high explosives. Also included will be large-scale synthesis, particle size modification, and large-scale blending, packaging and staging.
Burns & McDonnell has delivered multiple projects for the department’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) at the Pantex Plant, including design for the High Explosive Science and Engineering Facility currently under construction. The firm has a new location in Amarillo that is key in supporting the delivery of these projects.
“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,” says Steve Cline, director of Department of Energy projects at Burns & McDonnell. “We look forward to delivering a state-of-the-art design for this highly unique and important facility to support future weapons needs.”
Burns & McDonnell 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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