Bechtel Ranks First on Top Contractors List

Bechtel Ranks First on Top Contractors List

17 May 2013

Bechtel has been named the top U.S. contractor in 2013 by Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leading publication for the engineering and construction industry. This marks the 15th consecutive year that Bechtel has ranked first on ENR’s Top 400 Contractors list.

Bechtel Launches Center of Engineering Excellence

Bechtel Launches Center of Engineering Excellence

13 May 2013

Bechtel announced today that the company will establish a global center of engineering excellence in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) initially focused on rail and marine engineering projects. The center uniquely positions Bechtel to provide customers with high-quality, innovative engineering solutions more efficiently and cost effectively.

Bechtel-Sponsored Teams Compete in First® Robotics World Championship

Bechtel-Sponsored Teams Compete in First® Robotics World Championship

25 April 2013

Five high school teams sponsored by Bechtel are competing in the 2013 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) World Championship in St. Louis April  25-27. They are among 400 teams from around the world that qualified to compete in the event, considered the preeminent celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Bechtel Advances Cargo Ship Safety with New Study in West Africa

Bechtel Advances Cargo Ship Safety with New Study in West Africa

23 April 2013

Bechtel announced today that the company has launched a new research initiative to improve the safety of mooring large cargo ships off the coast of West Africa. The combination of heavy ocean swell, squalls and shallow coastlines can create unpredictable conditions which limit the number of dry bulkers that can be moored safely in the area. The results of this research aim to provide new mooring guidelines and systems, which will improve the transfer and transshipment of natural resources from the region.

Bechtel Partners with Planetary Resources for Space Initiative

Bechtel Partners with Planetary Resources for Space Initiative

16 April 2013

Planetary Resources, Inc. announced today that Bechtel has joined their core group of investors and will be a collaborative partner in helping Planetary Resources achieve its long-term mission, which is to mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials, ranging from elements used in rocket fuel to precious metals, through the development of innovative and cost-effective robotic exploration technologies.  Currently, Planetary Resources has multiple contracts to develop miniaturized and responsive technologies with far-reaching applications to space assessment, accessibility and resource recovery.

Bechtel and Network Rail Safely Deliver Ambitious Project in Record Time

Bechtel and Network Rail Safely Deliver Ambitious Project in Record Time

10 April 2013

Bechtel and Network Rail have successfully completed the most ambitious part of a $1.37 billion (£895 million) program to remodel Reading railway station and the surrounding track. The upgrade, which was started late at night on March 28 and finished early morning on April 8, 2013, was the biggest simultaneous commissioning of new track, signaling, and infrastructure works in Network Rail’s history.

Bechtel Awarded EPC Contract for Third Panda Power Project in Texas

Bechtel Awarded EPC Contract for Third Panda Power Project in Texas

04 April 2013

Bechtel announced today that the company has been awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction contract for the Panda Temple II Generating Station, a 758-megawatt natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle power plant in Temple, Texas, south of Dallas. This is the third power facility to be built by Bechtel and consortium partner Siemens for Panda Power Funds. 

Bechtel Engineer Named Tri-cities Engineer of the Year

Bechtel Engineer Named Tri-cities Engineer of the Year

06 March 2013

Bechtel engineer John Olson, a deputy technical manager at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP), has been named Tri-Cities Engineer of the Year. Olson was recognized for his significant technical contributions to engineering the facility and his active involvement in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers at the local and national levels.

Bechtel Achieves Key Construction Milestone at Chemical Weapons Destruction Plant

Bechtel Achieves Key Construction Milestone at Chemical Weapons Destruction Plant

01 March 2013

Bechtel announced today the Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass team has completed on schedule installation of major structural steel into the Munitions Demilitarization Building (MDB) at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP). The MDB is the largest and most complex facility at BGCAPP, which will safely destroy the chemical weapons stockpile at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky. Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass is the contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA) program to design, build, systemize, test, operate, and close the plant.

Bechtel Recognizes Companies for Outstanding Performance on Power Projects

Bechtel Recognizes Companies for Outstanding Performance on Power Projects

28 February 2013

Bechtel has honored 68 companies for outstanding work on power projects at the annual Subcontractor and Supplier Recognition awards program held by Bechtel’s Power business unit. The awards recognize subcontractors and suppliers that are involved in renewables, nuclear, communications and transmission, and fossil projects.