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

Progress made on Hanford vit plant melters

Progress made on Hanford vit plant melters

20 March 2015

Bechtel National workers have finished placing refractory in the two 300-ton melters at the Hanford vitrification plant’s Low Activity Waste Facility.
Source: Tri-City Herald

Breakwaters: Smarter, deeper, faster

Breakwaters: Smarter, deeper, faster

12 March 2015

Bechtel's Marco Pluijm discusses how to reduce the cost of the breakwater in any port project by adopting a 'smart ports' approach.
Source: Port Strategy