Bechtel in the UK

More than 65 years working in the UK

We have provided service to customers in the United Kingdom for more than 65 years, designing and building projects including power plants, refineries, rail systems, and communication networks and supporting national defence. Our global infrastructure business has been headquartered in London since it was formed in 2000. 

Our work

Our London office has taken a lead role in some of the UK's most important projects, including the West Coast Main Line, and Channel Tunnel and High Speed 1, the nation's first high-speed rail line.
A Bechtel-led team is also overseeing construction of a 13-mile (21-kilometer) twin-bore tunnel that will be the centerpiece of Crossrail, a new railway connecting London to commuter areas east and west of the city.
Today, we are working with the Defence Equipment and Support team to assist the government in procuring military equipment efficiently and cost-effectively.

Clean energy for the UK

Leading efforts to provide low-carbon electricity in the UK, Bechtel has been selected alongside joint venture partners to help deliver a new, two-reactor nuclear plant in Wales for Horizon Nuclear Power; and Bechtel is driving development of a new small, modular nuclear reactor program aimed at deploying more affordable, factory made units to replace ageing coal-fired plants.

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Ongoing work also includes gas development, refinery, and liquefied natural gas projects in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Current and recent projects include the Reliance Jamnagar Export project, partly engineered in London, which has taken the capacity of this refinery to 1.2 million barrels per day. Other projects include major gas processing facilities in Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia.


Helping the community

Our team is active in stewardship activities throughout the UK that promote careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Working with Engineers Without Borders, we also support community-driven sustainable design and development programs around the world.


Bechtel’s Engineers Without Borders-UK chapter constructed a 138-foot (42-meter) footbridge for a Rwandan village with Arup and the U.S. nonprofit Bridges to Prosperity​.

Bechtel and The National Skills Academy

Bechtel is proud to be a member of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear, an employer led membership organisation established to ensure that the UK nuclear industry and its supply chain have the skilled, competent and safe workforce needed to deal with the current and future UK nuclear programme, including all sub sectors: Defence, Decommissioning, Operations, Uranium Supply, Enrichment & Manufacture, Waste Management & Disposal and Nuclear New Build.

Contact us

Infrastructure and Nuclear, Security and Environmental London headquarters
Tel:   +44 20 7651 7777
Fax:  +44 20 7651 7972

Oil, Gas and Chemicals London headquarters
Tel:  +44 20 8846 5111

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