- Washington Demilitarization Company will be responsible for systemization, pilot testing, operations, and closure of the facility.
- Parsons Infrastructure and Technology will be responsible for process design, process equipment fabrication, and support to systemization and operations.
- Battelle Memorial Institute will provide environmental permitting and compliance, laboratory management, and pilot testing.
BNI President Tom Hash said, "The companies of our Bechtel Pueblo Team have extensive experience at all of the existing chemical weapons destruction facilities in the United States, and Bechtel is the largest Department of Defense contractor for eliminating weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union. We’re pleased to bring this experience to the important job of destroying the weapons stockpile at Pueblo." The Bechtel team will design, build, operate and close the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, using neutralization and biotreatment to destroy projectiles and mortars containing 2,600 tons of mustard agent, about eight percent of the U. S. chemical weapons stockpile. The project is estimated to last about 10 years at a cost of approximately $1.5 billion. Under the contract’s first task order, a design-build plan will be developed. Additional task orders under this basic contract will be awarded in the future for following phases of the effort, including design completion, construction, systemization, pilot testing, operation, and ultimately, closure.
Mike Lewis will be the BNI Project Manager for the Pueblo work. Lewis was construction manager at the Anniston Chemical Disposal Project and has held construction and project management positions on a variety of nuclear and hydroelectric projects in his 26-year Bechtel career.