Meeting the Clean-up Challenge at Hanford

Meeting the Clean-up Challenge at Hanford

28 September 2010

Washington Closure Hanford is making great strides with its demolition and clean-up work on the 327 Building, one of the most contaminated structures at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site in Washington state.

Ivanpah Solar Project Approved

Ivanpah Solar Project Approved

22 September 2010

The California Energy Commission has approved the construction of BrightSource Energy’s Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System. Bechtel is partnering with BrightSource to build Ivanpah, which will be the world’s largest solar thermal facility, in the Mojave Desert.  The commission’s approval is one of several approvals needed before construction can commence.

Bechtel Briefs President of Gabon

Bechtel Briefs President of Gabon

17 September 2010

H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba, president of Gabon, met today with Bechtel executives to discuss a new project the company is undertaking for the Gabonese government. Bechtel Chairman and CEO Riley Bechtel and Mike Adams, president of Bechtel’s civil infrastructure unit, hosted the meeting.

Bechtel Joins U.S. Effort to Improve Engineering Education

Bechtel Joins U.S. Effort to Improve Engineering Education

16 September 2010

Bechtel is one of 100 firms partnering with a new national nonprofit, Change the Equation, to improve the performance of U.S. students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. The new organization was unveiled earlier today by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony.

Blue Grass Completes Design Phase

Blue Grass Completes Design Phase

17 August 2010

A Bechtel-led team at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant near Richmond, Kentucky, recently reached a significant milestone with the completion of the plant's design. This milestone was featured in the Richmond Register.

Bechtel Projects Win 12 R&D 100 Awards

Bechtel Projects Win 12 R&D 100 Awards

09 August 2010

Research teams at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and the Y-12 Nuclear Security Complex are among the recipients of this year’s R&D 100 Awards. Bechtel is on the teams that manage and operate these laboratories and sites.

Ivanpah Solar Project Receives Key Support

Ivanpah Solar Project Receives Key Support

05 August 2010

A California Energy Commission siting committee has issued a proposed decision recommending approval A California Energy Commission siting committee has issued a proposed decision recommending approval of BrightSource Energy’s Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System. Bechtel is partnering with BrightSource to build Ivanpah in the Mojave Desert, which will be the world’s largest solar thermal facility.

WTP Wins Safety Recognition

WTP Wins Safety Recognition

28 July 2010

The Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) construction site near Richland, Washington, was recently recognized with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status--the highest level of VPP recognition. Bechtel is designing and building WTP, the world’s largest radioactive waste treatment plant, for DOE.