Bechtel Puts LNG Tanks to the Test on Curtis Island Projects

Bechtel Puts LNG Tanks to the Test on Curtis Island Projects

19 August 2014

Bechtel has successfully hydro tested two additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks built on Curtis Island in Queensland. The tests confirm that the tanks built for the Australia Pacific LNG and Santos GLNG plants are ready to store LNG and follow the successful test of a tank at the Queensland Curtis LNG project earlier this year. Bechtel is the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor for the plants, being built simultaneously side-by-side.

Bechtel Announces Leadership Changes

Bechtel Announces Leadership Changes

31 July 2014

Bechtel, one of the world’s leading engineering, construction, and project management organizations, announced today that Brendan Bechtel will become president and chief operating officer and a member of the board of directors of Bechtel Group, Inc. He will report to Bill Dudley, the company’s chief executive officer. Bechtel, son of Chairman of the Board Riley Bechtel, is the fifth generation of the Bechtel family to become president of the 116-year-old firm.

Bechtel and Gulf Island Fabrication Partner for New Offshore Projects

Bechtel and Gulf Island Fabrication Partner for New Offshore Projects

30 July 2014

Bechtel and Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. announced that they will pursue opportunities together in the offshore market in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world. The combination of Bechtel’s engineering, procurement, and direct-hire construction capabilities and Gulf Island’s fabrication experience, available infrastructure, and skilled craft workforce provides customers a comprehensive resource to build offshore facilities or expand existing ones.

Bechtel Delivers One of the Largest Infrastructure Construction Projects in the US

Bechtel Delivers One of the Largest Infrastructure Construction Projects in the US

29 July 2014

Tens of thousands of people in the Washington, D.C. region are now travelling on the newest rail line built by a Bechtel-led team. Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, also known as the Silver Line, consists of 11.7 miles of track and five stations, and connects to the region’s existing metro system. It opened to the public July 26.

Bechtel-UC Teams at US National Laboratories Win Six R&D 100 Awards

Bechtel-UC Teams at US National Laboratories Win Six R&D 100 Awards

23 July 2014

Bechtel announced today that researchers from two U.S. national laboratories managed and operated by Bechtel partnerships have earned six 2014 R&D 100 Awards, known as the Oscars® of Invention. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory teams collected four awards and Los Alamos National Laboratory teams received two. R&D Magazine gives the awards to recognize the top 100 technology products of the year, honoring cutting-edge scientific and engineering technologies with commercial potential.

 Bechtel and Network Rail Deliver Major Expansion of Reading Station on Schedule

Bechtel and Network Rail Deliver Major Expansion of Reading Station on Schedule

17 July 2014

Bechtel and Network Rail have successfully completed the massive expansion of Reading train station—one of the busiest stations outside London—on schedule and within budget. The work was carried out over four years as a major part of the $1.5 billion (£895 million) Reading Station Area Redevelopment program.  The track layout outside Reading station has been improved to ease congestion and the station’s capacity has been doubled allowing it to cater for up to 30 million passengers a year, which is forecast by 2030. The new station is being formally opened today by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Bechtel Releases Sustainability Report

Bechtel Releases Sustainability Report

17 July 2014


Bechtel has published the company’s first sustainability report, which showcases the positive impacts the global engineering, project management, and construction leader has on the communities and countries where it works.

Bechtel Launches Initiative to Strengthen US Cybersecurity Capabilities

Bechtel Launches Initiative to Strengthen US Cybersecurity Capabilities

14 July 2014

Bechtel today announced a program with two U.S. national security laboratories to fund multiyear positions for early-career professionals in critical cybersecurity fields. The joint effort will recruit and cultivate cybersecurity experts who can strengthen networks by applying experience from national security environments and from industry.

Bechtel Completes Installation of Modules for LNG Train at Australian Facility

Bechtel Completes Installation of Modules for LNG Train at Australian Facility

09 July 2014

Bechtel has successfully delivered and installed all of the modules for the first liquefied natural gas production train at the GLNG facility on Curtis Island in Queensland. The successful installation marks a major milestone in the construction of the plant, which will consist of two production trains.