Bechtel reaches major construction milestones

Bechtel reaches major construction milestones

01 May 2015

In the last year, two major milestones have been reached on the construction work on the Hay Point coal terminal expansion, in Mackay, Australia. 
Source: World Coal

Dubai 'at the forefront of smart city evolution'

Dubai 'at the forefront of smart city evolution'

25 April 2015

Jim Denton-Brown, manager of planning and smart cities at Bechtel, is speaking at the Smart Cities council meeting in Dubai to dicuss the need for cities to develop a more holistic approach to planning to address the growing challenges of urbanisation, shifting demographics and rapid technology changes.
Source: TradeArabia

Bechtel featured in 2015 Business Roundtable Report

Bechtel featured in 2015 Business Roundtable Report

20 April 2015

Bechtel is featured in the 2015 Business Rountable report Create, Grow, Sustain: Leading by Example that highlights the commitment of America’s CEOs to incorporate sustainability into their business practices—all in an effort to lead the way toward a more sustainable future. 
Source: Business Roundtable

DOE gives Hanford vit plant contractor mixed scorecard

DOE gives Hanford vit plant contractor mixed scorecard

17 April 2015

Bechtel National needs to improve its handling of technical issues and quality assurance, but is doing a good job of identifying issues as it designs and builds the Hanford vitrification plant, according to the Department of Energy.
Source: Tri-City Herald

Bechtel speaks at the US Government's National Action Plan consultation meeting

Bechtel speaks at the US Government's National Action Plan consultation meeting

16 April 2015

On April 16, 2015, Tam Nguyen, head of global sustainability at Bechtel spoke at the US Government’s fourth and largest public consultation on the White House National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct. The National Action Plan, announced by President Obama in September 2014, will promote responsible business conduct abroad, consistent with widely-recognized international principles.
Source: National Security Council

Bechtel in Saudi Arabia: A Home Away From Home

Bechtel in Saudi Arabia: A Home Away From Home

15 April 2015

Bechtel is involved in some of the largest projects ever undertaken in Saudi Arabia. Mark Lazell speaks to David Welch, the US corporation's president for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, about why the kingdom remains so strategically important to the business.
Source: Zawya

Gas turbines fired at Santos GLNG

Gas turbines fired at Santos GLNG

13 April 2015

The Santos-owned GLNG site on Curtis Island will soon be fully self-powered with two of the six new gas turbine generators successfully fired. 
Source: PACE Magazine

Bechtel: Promising results from Hanford vit plant mixing test

Bechtel: Promising results from Hanford vit plant mixing test

09 April 2015

Hanford officials have seen encouraging results in half-scale tests of a system designed to keep high-level radioactive waste well-mixed within certain tanks in the vitrification plant, according to Bechtel National.
Source: Tri-City Herald

Resilience Inside and Outside the Nuclear Plant

Resilience Inside and Outside the Nuclear Plant

08 April 2015

Yesterday, a group of folks got together to talk about sustainability and resilience, especially in energy infrastructure and especially as a means of developing urban centers responsibly. It may seem that nuclear energy has only a tangential role here: it provides emission-free electricity to cities that want to be as emission-free as possible. But there’s more to it than that.

Source: NEI

Future-proofing the U.S.'s Energy Infrastructure

Future-proofing the U.S.'s Energy Infrastructure

07 April 2015

With the Department of Energy's Quadrennial Energy Review on the country's energy infrastructure expected to be released this month, how can the private sector work toward future-proofing the nation's power infrastructure? During today's OnPoint, Amos Avidan, senior vice president and corporate manager of engineering and technology at Bechtel, discusses the financial and policy challenges to improving the resilience of the U.S. energy infrastructure.
Source: E&ETV