The Eastern Processing Facility (EPF) Complex is over 40 acres with multiple facilities supporting the SCIF spacecraft processing facility main building. As a new 220,000-ft2, 220-foot tall satellite processing facility, JPD served as the first-tier major subcontractor for multiple work packages for this multi-phase, multi-year new construction project. JPD self- performed over 90% of the work on this project.
The EPF project presented a unique level of technical complexity for the construction of the large payload processing, fueling and encapsulation facility that are specifically relevant to the ULA project. The specific requirements that relate to the work performed by JPD include structural steel fabrication and erection, process piping, welding, survivability, clear large door openings, cleanroom compatibility (100K/10K), floor loading, floor slope and level, site grade, interface requirements, Blast (DOD Explosive Safety Board -DDESB), Radio Frequency (RF) Shielding, and hypergolic compatibility requirements.
In addition to low cost, the three major technical discriminators for JPD were our value engineering approach, the simplicity of our design, and our off-site fabrication and initial assembly.