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Bechtel to Close Chemical Destruction Facility in Colorado Under $759M Army Deal

Bechtel has received a $759.1 million contract modification to help the U.S. Army shut down a facility that was earlier built within its Pueblo Chemical Depot to handle the safe and secure destruction of chemical weapons.

Work in support of the closure of the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in Colorado will run through March 30, 2026, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

In 2002, a Bechtel-led industry team was selected for the design, construction and testing of PCAPP. The team has been operating the facility to help the Army destroy U.S. chemical weapons stockpile at the depot since 2015.

When the project began, over 2,600 tons of mustard agent in artillery projectiles and mortar rounds were waiting to be destroyed at PCAPP. Now, more than 2,300 tons have been eliminated using a robotic process.

The Army Contracting Command obligated $9 million in fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation funds at the time of award.

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