Owner: Department of Energy
Hanford Vitrification Plant
LAW and HLW Buildings
Located in Washington State, the Hanford Vitrification Plant, currently under construction, when operational will vitrify and store in stainless steel containers 53 million gallons of high and low level radioactive waste. Hirschfeld was awarded the contract in 2002 to furnish the fabricated structural and miscellaneous steel for the Low-Activity Waste (LAW) and the High-Level Waste (HLW) Vitrification Buildings.
The LAW Building required approximately 6,000 tons of fabricated structural and miscellaneous steel. This building was substantially completed in January 2007.
Hirschfeld has fabricated and shipped 2,000 tons of the approximate 10,000 tons required to complete the HLW Building. The current schedule for substantial completion of the fabricated structural and miscellaneous steel for this building is scheduled for late 2010.
Hirschfeld’s Quality Assurance Program was initially developed and implemented to satisfy ASME NQA-1 1989, a requirement for this project. It has since been revised and updated to satisfy ASME NQA-1 1989 through 2004 and 10CFR50 Appendix B.