New Agreement on Prairie State Project

New Agreement on Prairie State Project

26 July 2010

Prairie State Generating Company, LLC and Bechtel Power Corporation have announced a new fixed price engineering, procurement, and construction agreement for building the power plant at Prairie State Energy Campus. Read the press announcement issued by Prairie State.

B&W and Bechtel Form Alliance to Commercialize World’s First Generation III++ SMR Nuclear Plant

B&W and Bechtel Form Alliance to Commercialize World’s First Generation III++ SMR Nuclear Plant

14 July 2010

Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, Inc., (B&W NE) and Bechtel Power Corporation today announced they have entered into a formal alliance to design, license, and deploy the world’s first commercially viable Generation III++ small modular nuclear power plant. Based on B&W mPower™ small modular reactor (SMR) technology, this new alliance, to be known as Generation mPower, brings together two recognized and established energy industry leaders in engineering, manufacturing and construction. Both Bechtel and B&W are making a substantial commitment in forming Generation mPower. B&W NE is a subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Company.

Construction Begins on Ras Az Zawr Aluminium Smelter

Construction Begins on Ras Az Zawr Aluminium Smelter

13 July 2010

Bechtel started construction on Saudi Arabia's first ever aluminium smelter at the Ma’aden minerals industry complex at the Ras Az Zawr Minerals Industrial City. The industry complex is being developed by the Saudi Arabian Mining Company Ma’aden and will also house an alumina refinery and a rolling mill. Bechtel will provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for the aluminium smelter.

ENR Names Jubail II a World Megaproject

ENR Names Jubail II a World Megaproject

12 July 2010

Engineering News Record (ENR) named Jubail II Industrial Complex, a project managed by Bechtel, one of the world’s 10 largest programs under construction. Read the article in ENR.

Major Safety Milestone On Savannah River Remediation Project

Major Safety Milestone On Savannah River Remediation Project

30 June 2010

Savannah River Remediation’s construction team recently achieved a major safety milestone – 12 consecutive years with more than 22.7 million hours of work without an injury causing a lost day at work. The importance of this achievement is underscored when compared to the national average of one lost day of work every 118,000 hours.

Bechtel Completes Sale Of Equity Interest In Tube Lines

Bechtel Completes Sale Of Equity Interest In Tube Lines

27 June 2010

Bechtel today announced completion of the sale of its one-third interest in Tube Lines to Transport for London (TfL). Bechtel, along with its partner, Amey, has entered into an agreement to sell their interests in Tube Lines to Transport for London (‘TfL’) for a total of £310 million.

Bechtel Announces ES&H Awards

Bechtel Announces ES&H Awards

22 June 2010

 Bechtel employees who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to safety and innovation have been recognized with the company’s annual Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) awards.

H20 & Power Plants: A New Balance

H20 & Power Plants: A New Balance

21 June 2010

In an article in POWER magazine, Bechtel engineers discuss several alternative cooling technologies that have been successfully utilized to reduce water use or consumption and evaluate their applicability for future power plant designs. Cooling water is essential to a power plant’s ability to produce electricity.

Oak Ridge Waste Management Facility Expansion Ahead Of Schedule, Under Budget

Oak Ridge Waste Management Facility Expansion Ahead Of Schedule, Under Budget

16 June 2010

Bechtel Jacobs Company LLC, (BJC) the lead contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation Environmental Management program in Tennessee, recently completed an expansion of the program’s Environmental Management Waste Management Facility (EMWMF) a month ahead of schedule and under budget. This expansion is part of BJC’s work for the U.S. Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.