Bechtel Project Recognized by Power Engineering

Bechtel Project Recognized by Power Engineering

21 December 2010

The W. H. Sammis Air Quality Control Project, for which Bechtel provided engineering, procurement, construction, and startup services, received honorable mention in the 2010 Power Engineering Projects of the Year awards. 

Bechtel Selected for First-of-its-kind Nuclear Project

Bechtel Selected for First-of-its-kind Nuclear Project

16 December 2010

Bechtel will provide design and project management support services for the first commercial nuclear power plant in the Middle East. The plant will be one of four that a consortium headed by the Korean Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) will build and manage in the United Arab Emirates.

Bechtel Project Receives Prestigious Award

Bechtel Project Receives Prestigious Award

06 December 2010

The W. H. Sammis Air Quality Control Project, for which Bechtel provided engineering, procurement, construction and startup services, was named Construction Project of the Year at the 2010 Platts Global Energy Awards. The award was presented in New York on December 2.

Bechtel Engineer Featured in College Issue of Diversity Magazine

Bechtel Engineer Featured in College Issue of Diversity Magazine

22 November 2010

Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology, a publication focused on technical careers for groups traditionally underrepresented in technology, profiled Jason Paredes, a civil engineer at Bechtel, in its Winter/Spring College issue. Jason is currently on an assignment in Chile with the Mining & Metals business unit.

Safety Innovation Award for Los Alamos Laboratory

Safety Innovation Award for Los Alamos Laboratory

29 October 2010

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) recently received the U.S. Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program’s Innovation Award for its “best-in-class” safety education program of videos, flyers, and posters. The award recognizes LANL for outstanding industry performance and leadership in promoting the Voluntary Protection Program principles. Read the announcement.

Significant Progress on Dulles Metrorail

Significant Progress on Dulles Metrorail

29 October 2010

Construction of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Extension project, which is being built near Washington, D.C., is moving forward above and below ground. Crews have made significant progress on the elevated guideway structure that will carry the Metrorail over I-495, the region's primary highway, as well as Tysons Corner, one of the area's most congested business and retail districts. At the same time, a 2400-foot tunnel is being built under the intersection of Route 123 and International Drive as the traffic continues through Tysons Corner, and as the businesses and residents are going about their daily routines.

Groundbreaking on Ivanpah Solar

Groundbreaking on Ivanpah Solar

27 October 2010

Bechtel joined BrightSource Energy today in a ceremony to mark the start of construction of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, a groundbreaking project that will usher in a new era of advanced solar power in the United States.The ceremony was held in California's Mojave Desert next to the Ivanpah site.

Bechtel-Enka Completes Albanian Motorway

Bechtel-Enka Completes Albanian Motorway

22 October 2010

TIRANA, ALBANIA -  Bechtel and joint-venture partner Enka today completed construction on the Albanian Motorway, a 37-mile (61-km), four-lane highway that stretches from central Albania to the to Kosovo border. The motorway is now open to traffic.  

Bechtel Prepares for Construction of Ivanpah

Bechtel Prepares for Construction of Ivanpah

11 October 2010

Bechtel is now working on the site where it will build BrightSource Energy’s Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System. Crews began preparing the site on October 8, just one day after the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued the Record of Decision, the final permit needed for construction.

Bechtel Engineer Talks About Integrating Energy Resources

Bechtel Engineer Talks About Integrating Energy Resources

29 September 2010

Justin Zachary, a Bechtel Fellow and a noted expert in renewable energy research, is featured in an article in “The Combined Cycle Journal” that examines the integration of solar and conventional energy resources. Read the article.