Bechtel Recognized for Excellence in Solar Power Industry

SAN FRANCISCO, California - July 12, 2011

Company Named Concentrated Solar Power Contractor of the Year

Bechtel has been named EPC Contractor of 2011 by CSP Today, a leading information organization focused on the concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) industry.  The award recognizes Bechtel’s leadership in the CSP industry and its role as the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for the Ivanpah project—a 392MW plant under construction in California’s Mojave Desert.

Ivanpah is the most significant CSP project ever undertaken, and it has fostered the imagination and innovative thinking of many at Bechtel,” said Ian Copeland, president of Bechtel’s Renewable Power business. “We are proud to be building Ivanpah for NRG and BrightSource and are humbled by the recognition from our peers in the CSP industry.”

In addition to its work on Ivanpah, Bechtel’s expertise in the renewable power industry is evident in an array of projects including the Solar Two CSP solar power plant and the Kerman Photovoltaic solar facility.

Read the 2011 CSP Today Award winners list.

About Bechtel

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.