Bechtel Named Top U.S. Contractor for 14th Straight Year

SAN FRANCISCO - May 9, 2012

Bechtel Corporation has been named the top U.S. contractor in 2012 by Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leading publication for the engineering and construction industry. This marks the 14th consecutive year that Bechtel has ranked first on ENR’s Top 400 Contractors list.

In addition, Bechtel ranked number one on the following specialized lists:

   Top 20 Petroleum
   Top 20 Transportation
   Top 20 Power
   Top 20 Industrial
   Top 20 Hazardous Waste Contractors
   Top 100 Contractors by New Contracts
   Top 50 Contractors Working Abroad 

"This recognition reflects the complexity and magnitude of the projects customers trust us to deliver and is the direct result of the 53,000 people who work at Bechtel. They are the heart and soul of the company and their experience, expertise, and dedication to quality work are the reasons we consistently achieve these rankings,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Riley Bechtel.

Read about ENR’s Top 400 Contractors.

In 2011, Bechtel helped customers achieve their goals on dozens of projects in nearly 40 countries. Through the company’s five global business units, people who work at Bechtel completed or advanced complex projects that include airports, motorways and rail systems; liquefied natural gas facilities and refineries; first-of-a-kind facilities to safely treat radioactive waste and eliminate obsolete chemical weapons; mineral processing facilities in remote locations; a broad range of power generation facilities; and communications infrastructure.

Read about Bechtel’s 2011 accomplishments in the company’s annual report.

About Bechtel

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.