Site preparation to prepare for FRIB civil construction is on schedule for completion later this month. Relocation of utilities from beneath the footprint of the FRIB buildings is on schedule for substantial completion in June and final completion in December of this year. Civil construction for FRIB will be ready to begin upon DOE approval.
Utility relocation continues, and the new west/east underground steam tunnel has been completed. The Trade Contractors have completed the underground utility tunnel and currently are completing the last portion of steam piping and fittings within the tunnel. When complete, the existing NSCL facility and the buildings to the north will be connected to their permanent steam piping and no further steam work will be required.
Work is nearly complete installing new and relocating existing storm water, water and natural gas piping. Furthermore, the installation of the new electrical 25 MW ductbank that will ultimately serve the FRIB facility has begun and is on schedule for completion this month.