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Bechtel National Awarded $27 Million Contract To Eliminate Ballistic Missile Silos In Ukraine

  • 23 July 1998
  • Press Release

Bechtel National Awarded $27 Million Contract To Eliminate Ballistic Missile Silos In Ukraine

The new job is one of seven CTR projects in which Bechtel National is currently involved. In recent years, the company has been involved in nine CTR-related assignments in countries of the former Soviet Union. Included among the tasks for which Bechtel National will be responsible on the SS-24 assignment is the removal of the missiles from their silos, defueling and partially neutralizing them, repairing and maintaining a variety of infrastructure and special handling equipment, transporting the missiles to transfer stations, loading them onto special railway cars, and transporting quantities of liquid rocket fuel and oxidizers.

Among the types of missile facilities to be destroyed at the Pervomaysk site are hardened launch control silos; several administration buildings; standby power, refrigeration, and security installations; fuel and underground water storage tanks; security fences; connecting tunnels; and a variety of buried utility components.

The contract calls for work to begin immediately and for all silo facilities to be eliminated by December 2001. Work on a variety of related support tasks is scheduled to be completed by December 2002.

As has been the case on all of its previous CTR projects, BNI will maximize local participation by subcontracting out a majority of its work to Ukrainian nationals. In this instance, the company will team with Ukrainian contractors RPIE Stroom and K.B. Yuzhnoye and will be assisted by Ukraine's Central Design Institute in carrying out its work.

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