BAE Systems awards EXP with a lump sum contract for a large design project at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN

December 11, 2019

Knoxville, TN, December 11, 2019 – EXP has been awarded an engineering and design contract by BAE Systems, operating contractor of the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN. The project entails an Acetyl Refining plant, an expansion to the Acetic Anhydride production facility, and associated tank farms to support the U.S. Army’s modernization and capacity expansion program.

BAE Systems delivers a full range of products and services for air, land, and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions, and customer support services. Since 1999, BAE Systems has been the operating contractor of the Holston Army Ammunition Plant, where they have developed a wide range of explosives formulations for military and commercial customers. EXP will be executing this project from its Oil, Gas + Chemicals (OG+C) – Operations East in Knoxville, TN.

“We are extremely proud to further our proven relationship with BAE Systems and bring our team’s multi-decade track record of successful project execution to BAE Systems and clients in the region,” says Mark Buchanan, Senior Director Engineering. “Our Knoxville team understands the significance of this project to the success of the modernization program, where schedule, costs, and operational readiness are key.”

“This project re-confirms our profile in delivering OG+C projects in close proximity to our clients and reinforces our capabilities in the field of acid plants, either on a Lump sum Turnkey or a design-build basis,” says Marc van den Boom, Senior Vice President, Oil, Gas + Chemicals.

EXP’s OG+C professionals take on gas, chemicals, and renewable biofuels projects and are passionate in delivering solutions that support energy efficiency, reliability and environmental integrity.


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About BAE Systems Ordnance Systems Inc.
BAE Systems has been the operating contractor of the Holston Army Ammunition Plant since 1999, developing a wide range of explosive formulations for both military and commercial applications. Since January 2012, the BAE Systems Ordnance Systems Inc. business has provided modernization planning, project management, design, and construction at the U.S. Army munitions plant facilities it operates.

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Mike McCarthy

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Web: Twitter: @BAESystemsInc



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