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Bechtel Named Top U.S. Contractor for 13th Straight Year

May 11, 2011

BECHTEL MAINTAINS #1 RANKING ON TOP CONTRACTORS LIST
2011 Marks the 13th Consecutive Year of Recognition

SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, 2011 — Bechtel Corporation has been named the top U.S. contractor in 2011 by Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leading publication for the engineering and construction industry. This marks the 13th consecutive year that Bechtel has ranked first on ENR’s Top 400 Contractors list.

“The ranking is a reflection of our employees’ dedication and their commitment to always deliver for our customers by effectively and efficiently getting the job done right, no matter how big, how complex or how remote,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Riley Bechtel. "Given ENR’s stature within the industry, this recognition is both humbling and rewarding for all of us at Bechtel. To be at the top for 13 years is something all of us can take pride in.”

In addition to being ranked #1 on the Top 400 contractors list, Bechtel was also ranked on the following specialized lists:

- Top 20 Power Contractors
- Top 20 Hazardous Waste Contractors
- Top 20 Petroleum Contractors
- Top 20 Transportation Contractors
- Top 50 Contractors Working Abroad

In 2010, Bechtel’s 52,700 employees worked on dozens of projects in 44 countries and the global reach of the company’s diverse portfolio continues to play out across six continents. We are building liquefied natural gas plants in Africa and Australia; rail systems in Europe and North America; airports in Europe and the Middle East; mining and metal facilities in the Middle East and South America; and refineries and power plants in North America. Other high profile projects include the construction of the world’s largest radioactive waste treatment plant located in the United States; management of the U.S. national laboratories in California and New Mexico; and master planning support for the African nation of Gabon.

Read about ENR’s Top 400 Contractors.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, procurement, and construction companies in the world. The reliability of our performance, the enduring quality of our projects, the strength of our ethics, and the seriousness of our commitment to safety and sustainability are evident in everything we do.Information about Bechtel’s 2010 accomplishments is in Bechtel’s annual report.