NNSA Release: Pantex breaks ground for Advanced Fabrication Facility

  • Posted: Friday, March 11, 2022, 3:00 pm

State-of-the-art building to replace WWII-era structures, modernizing NNSA high explosive manufacturing capability

AMARILLO, Texas – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration this week celebrated the groundbreaking of the Pantex Plant’s new Advanced Fabrication Facility. The AFF will replace structures dating back almost eight decades and support Pantex’s role as NNSA's High Explosives Center of Excellence for Manufacturing. Modernization efforts across Pantex continue as antiquated structures are removed and new ones are set to take their place.

The 20,000 square foot AFF will allow consolidation of HE machining operations from one World War II-era building and one Cold War-era building into a single, modern facility. Relocating these operations allows restoration of HE machining capacity to support NNSA weapons programs. Completion is anticipated in late 2023.

Read the full press release on the NNSA website