The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $2.1 million fixed-price contract to a small business based in Michigan, CTI and Associates, to perform asset recovery and demolition work at the old electrical switchyard at East Tennessee Technology Park.
The scope of the work includes removal and recycling of electrical equipment. The switchyard is adjacent to the K-27 Building in west Oak Ridge.
Copper, aluminum, and steel from the yard can be recovered for recycling. CTI has engaged an Alabama subcontractor, TCI, that specializes in electrical recycling.
The K-27 Building could also be demolished this year. It’s the last of five gaseous diffusion buildings at ETTP, once known as the K-25 site or the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant. K-25 was built during World War II to help enrich uranium for the Manhattan Project, a top-secret federal building to build the world’s first atomic bombs.
But operations ended in 1985, and the site was permanently shut down in 1987. DOE then began cleanup operations and—with the help of contractors, a nonprofit organization, and others–is converting the site into a large private industrial park.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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