Let there be light

Let there be light

31 August 2013

Volunteers from Bechtel’s New Delhi office help light up the village of Sirohi, whose citizens have suffered for want of sufficient electric light and whose social, commercial, and educational activities largely halt with each setting of the sun.
Source: The Hindu


 

Tower of power

Tower of power

24 June 2013

With the California desert as its testing ground, Ivanpah, set to be the biggest solar-thermal plant in the world, is out to prove that renewable energy can work on a massive scale.
Source: Time.com



 
What is the worth of 1 Btu/kWh of heat rate?

What is the worth of 1 Btu/kWh of heat rate?

01 June 2013

In this technical article, Bechtel's S.C. Güilen, PhD, PE, examines decisions about design and operational options determined by one metrick: the impact on the cost of electricity produce.
Source: Powermag.com



 
Moving into deeper water

Moving into deeper water

30 May 2013

Bechtel’s ports specialist, Marco Pluijm, explains how artificial islands can help reduce the cost of exporting African minerals.
Source: Fairplay (PDF)

Natural gas: investing in the revolution

Natural gas: investing in the revolution

01 May 2013

Bechtel’s Scott Austin participated in a roundtable discussion with the associate editor of Power Engineering, and they discussed the future of gas-fired generation, the sustainability of today’s low gas prices, and the potential impact of increasing environmental regulation. 
Source: Power Engineering (PDF)
 

Action station

Action station

01 April 2013

Awkward geology and an ambitious scope make Farringdon station (London) one of Crossrail’s major challenges.  Bechtel project manager, Nisrine Chartouny, invited The Engineer magazine to find out why the station is so central to the project’s success. 
Source: The Engineer (PDF)

Ocean wind power line

Ocean wind power line

17 January 2013

Bechtel will construct the first segment of the New Jersey Energy Link, a $1.8 billion system of undersea and onshore transmission cables, as well as power converter “hubs.”
Source: bloomberg.com