When Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass was chosen by the Department of Defense’s Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program to oversee a project to destroy the chemical weapons stockpile at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky, the government emphasized the safety measures that needed to be in place.
Bechtel Parsons is turning to RFID to meet part of that safety requirement. The firm has awarded a purchase order to Holland 1916 to supply RFID tags for the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) project. The plant will be a state-of-the-art, full-scale pilot facility designed to safely and efficiently neutralize the Blue Grass chemical weapons stockpile. A contract was awarded to Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass in 2003 to design, build, construct, test, operate and ultimately close the facility.
Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass is the systems contractor for the pilot plant that is being built to safely and efficiently destroy 523 tons of munitions containing blister and nerve agents.
Bechtel Parsons is using Holland 1916’s UHF DataCinch embedded with the Xerafy Pico X II transponder to manage inspection records for nearly 2,000 individual ladders and fall protection equipment at the BGCAPP construction site.
“Bechtel Parsons was looking for a solution that was not only durable and easy to apply, but could be attached to many different styles of assets,” said Zack Barron of Holland 1916. “We are very pleased that we were able to provide a solution that addressed Bechtel Parson’s needs.”