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Marking the start of its global Stewardship Month, Bechtel today applauded accomplishments by employees at the company’s affiliated government and nuclear projects that donated nearly $7 million in 2015 and who volunteered countless hours to support their local communities in promoting education.
Bechtel's chief rigging engineer, J. Keith Anderson, was named a Top 25 Newsmaker for 2015 by Engineering News-Record magazine
Bechtel announced that it will continue its Signature Program partnerships with four nonprofits: DiscoverE, Engineers Without Borders (EWB), FIRST®, and JA Worldwide (Junior Achievement). The nonprofit partnerships are instrumental in helping Bechtel make a difference in communities around the world.
"These accomplishments can only occur because all WTP employees are focused on the same goal: building a plant that will safely and efficiently treat the millions of gallons of waste in the tanks," noted Peggy McCullough, WTP project director and Bechtel senior vice president
Bechtel has announced all three projects on Curtis Island are now operational with Australia Pacific LNG exporting its first cargo. Four of the six LNG trains to be constructed by Bechtel on Curtis Island in Queensland, Australia are now producing LNG with the remaining two trains expected to come online in 2016.
In 2015, Bechtel's Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) project awarded more than $111 million in subcontracts to businesses based in Washington and Oregon and, of that, nearly $90 million to those in Washington’s Tri-Cities of Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland, home to the project’s main offices.
Bechtel announced that it has worked with Petrofac, a leading international provider of oilfield services, and INJAZ United Arab Emirates (UAE) to host a Junior Achievement® (JA) Innovation Day Camp in Dubai. The Innovation Day Camp is part of Bechtel’s Building Future Leaders initiative, which seeks to increase the number of students around the world who benefit from JA’s entrepreneurship and work readiness program.
Bechtel today handed over operational control of the Queensland Curtis LNG plant to its customer, QGC, completing the transition from construction to permanent operations. The plant, based on Curtis Island, off the coast of Queensland, Australia, is consistently producing at full capacity.
Volunteers from Bechtel’s Reston, VA, office engaged with seniors at South Lakes High School during an Ethics Day training program. The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce hosted the event that was supported by several area companies, including Bechtel. Bechtel participants served as table leaders, assisting students as they considered and addressed some of the ethical dilemmas they will be facing in the coming years.
Bechtel has won one of the top diversity awards in the U.K. The U.S.-based company was presented with the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Employer Award by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, at a ceremony in London last week, fending off stiff competition. The award recognizes Bechtel’s systematic approach to tackling diversity and inclusion on multiple levels within its organization.
Bechtel announced that it has entered a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with software-provider Rhumbix for the further development of Rhumbix’s field-supervision platform for large-scale construction projects.
Bechtel announced that it received an Excellence in Welding award from the American Welding Society (AWS) at a ceremony in Chicago. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have shown exemplary dedication to promoting the image of welding in their communities.
Bechtel announced that the company has for the third straight year been named a Military Friendly Employer® by the publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. The designation is given to companies that demonstrate a commitment to hiring, training, and retaining current and former military personnel.
Bechtel has been selected by Panda Power Funds to build a new 1,124-megawatt combined-cycle, electric generating facility as part of one of the largest coal-to-natural gas power site conversion projects in the United States.
Bechtel and Chart Energy & Chemicals, Inc. have signed a long-term agreement to design and build floating LNG (FLNG) process facilities using Chart’s IPSMR® liquefaction technology. Bechtel will have the exclusive right to use Chart’s proprietary liquefaction technology for FLNG facilities, and will only purchase Chart’s proprietary equipment, including brazed aluminum heat exchangers and cold boxes, for facilities designed with IPSMR® technology.
Bechtel, with its partners and the U.S. Department of Defense, today marked the completion of construction of a key plant that will destroy the last remaining stockpile of the nation’s chemical weapons. The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in Richmond, Kentucky, will now enter a multi-year testing phase where all systems are checked and simulated chemical weapons are taken apart and emptied.
Bechtel today applauded the historic decision Thursday by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to grant an operating license to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Unit 2 in Spring City, Tennessee, the first new nuclear reactor to receive authorization to operate this century in the United States. Bechtel was the primary construction contractor on the completion of Watts Bar Unit 2 and has been working at the site since 2007. The last new nuclear plant to come online in the United States was Watts Bar Unit 1 in 1996.
How one of the world’s most rapidly urbanizing regions copes with extreme weather, resource scarcity and surging demand for reliable energy will be addressed by Bechtel’s Ian Laski, Region President , Asia, at an upcoming panel event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), “Driving Sustainable Urbanization in Asia.”
Bechtel announced that one of its in-house leadership and development programs was awarded three prestigious Learning In Practice Awards by Chief Learning Officer (CLO) magazine. The CLO awards recognize companies that demonstrate the highest excellence in designing and delivering employee development programs.
Bechtel has announced the first cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas from the GLNG project has been successfully loaded onto the cargo vessel Seri Bakti, and begins its journey to South Korea. The Santos GLNG facility is one of three LNG plants that Bechtel is building on Curtis Island, Australia, alongside Queensland Curtis LNG (BG Group) and Australia Pacific LNG (ConocoPhillips).
Bechtel has been selected by Cricket Valley Energy LLC to design and build a new 1,000-megawatt combined-cycle, electric generating facility in Dover, NY.
Bechtel announced that it is the title sponsor of Dream Big, a movie which aims to educate the general public about the inspiring work that engineers are doing worldwide. Dream Big: Engineering Wonders of the World will premiere in 3-D IMAX® and giant-screen theaters worldwide in February 2017 and will be designed to inspire youth in grades K-12.
Bechtel announced that it won the 2015 Candidate Experience Award, which recognizes excellence in the hiring process as measured by job-applicant survey responses.
Bechtel and Network Rail’s work on Reading Station, one of the busiest railway stations outside London, has been honored with the ‘Project of the Year’ award at the UK rail industry’s prestigious National Rail Awards.