Bechtel's Aerial Balancing Act

Bechtel's Aerial Balancing Act

27 May 2011

Bechtel’s work on the Dulles Corridor Metrorail project is spotlighted in the May issue of Roads and Bridges magazine. 

Bechtel's Innovative Work Profiled in ENR

Bechtel's Innovative Work Profiled in ENR

19 May 2011

Engineering News-Record reports on the progress Bechtel is making on the Hanford Vitrification Plant in Washington state. Bechtel is designing, constructing, and commissioning the world’s largest radioactive-waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy. 

Students Awarded Bechtel Safety Scholarship

Students Awarded Bechtel Safety Scholarship

16 May 2011

The $4,000 scholarships are given annually to undergraduate students who plan to pursue careers in construction safety and health. The students must have grade point averages of at least 3.0, be recommended by a safety faculty member, and be a member of ASSE. This year’s scholarship recipients are:

Bechtel Named Top U.S. Contractor for 13th Straight Year

Bechtel Named Top U.S. Contractor for 13th Straight Year

11 May 2011

Bechtel Corporation has been named the top U.S. contractor in 2011 by Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leading publication for the engineering and construction industry. This marks the 13th consecutive year that Bechtel has ranked first on ENR’s Top 400 Contractors list.

Bechtel Receives Full Notice to Proceed for Ivanpah Project

Bechtel Receives Full Notice to Proceed for Ivanpah Project

11 May 2011

BrightSource Energy has issued a Full Notice to Proceed to Bechtel for the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Facility Project in Southern California after successfully achieving financial close for the project. This milestone culminates a four year effort by BrightSource to permit and fully fund the project, which is now financed with a combination of U.S. Department of Energy loans totaling $1.6 billion, and major equity investments in the project of $300 million from NRG Solar and $168 million from Google. Bechtel started engineering design for the project in August 2009 and mobilized to the field under a Limited Notice to Proceed in October 2010 when permits were received. Completion of the three solar plants totaling 392 megawatts is scheduled for 2013. 

Recycling History to Deliver the Future

Recycling History to Deliver the Future

06 May 2011

Bechtel engineer Linda Miller met recently with Tom Edwards of BBC News London and took him on a tour of the Connaught Tunnel, a piece of London Underground history that is about to be recycled as part of a complex effort to deliver a new rail line under the City of London known as Crossrail.

Bechtel Announces 2010 Financial Results

Bechtel Announces 2010 Financial Results

25 April 2011

Bechtel Corporation today announced its business results for 2010, highlighting a strong year in which the company’s diverse portfolio once again delivered solid results. Bechtel had revenue of $27.9 billion; new work booked of $21.3 billion, which was up 5 percent from the previous year; and ended the year with project revenue backlog of $78 billion, more than two times annual revenue.

Bechtel and Solfocus Deliver Renewable Power for California Agribusiness

Bechtel and Solfocus Deliver Renewable Power for California Agribusiness

01 April 2011

Bechtel, SolFocus, and developer Sol Orchard announced today that a one-megawatt high concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) power plant was completed for Nichols Farms, a pistachio farm in Hanford, CA. The solar plant, which utilizes the SolFocus SF-1100S CPV systems, was designed and built by Bechtel.

Generation mPower Names Executive Leadership

Generation mPower Names Executive Leadership

02 March 2011

Generation mPower LLC, a joint company formed by The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE:BWC) and Bechtel to design, license, and build the next generation of nuclear power plants based on B&W mPower™ reactor technology, today announced several executive leadership appointments.