Bechtel-led Team Assumes Leadership at Key US National Security Facilities

Bechtel-led Team Assumes Leadership at Key US National Security Facilities

07 July 2014

Bechtel-led Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) has assumed full responsibility for management and operation of the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas, two, large facilities that perform missions vital to national security. This follows a successful four-month transition that began March 3, after the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) selected CNS to manage and operate the facilities under a single contract with a term of up to 10 years.

Bechtel Selected to Build New Motorway Linking Kosovo to Macedonia

Bechtel Selected to Build New Motorway Linking Kosovo to Macedonia

01 July 2014

Bechtel and joint-venture partner Enka have been selected by the government of Kosovo to build a new 37-mile (60-kilometer) motorway linking the capital, Pristina, to neighboring Macedonia. The new motorway, Route 6, will connect Kosovo with the surrounding region and will be the country’s second motorway. The country’s first, Route 7, which runs from Morina on the Albanian border to the north of Pristina, was built by the Bechtel-Enka team and delivered a year ahead of schedule in November 2013. The contract was awarded following a competitive, international tender process.

US Department of Defense Recognizes Bechtel for Protecting National Security Information

US Department of Defense Recognizes Bechtel for Protecting National Security Information

30 June 2014

Bechtel announced today that the company has received the prestigious 2014 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Security Service. The award honors government contractors that have maintained the highest standards for overseeing the protection of the nation’s classified assets in accordance with the National Industrial Security Program.

Bechtel-Linde Consortium to Build Large-Scale Ethylene Plant at Baytown Complex

Bechtel-Linde Consortium to Build Large-Scale Ethylene Plant at Baytown Complex

27 June 2014

Bechtel and Linde have been awarded a contract to design and build an ethylene plant in Texas for ExxonMobil. The plant will be built just east of Houston at the ExxonMobil Baytown Complex, one of the largest and most technologically advanced petroleum and petrochemical complexes in the world. At a capacity of 1.55 million tons of ethylene per year, the new facility will be one of the world’s largest ethylene plants. Construction will begin immediately, with design and procurement of key equipment already under way.

Bechtel Executive Elected to Nuclear Energy Institute's Board of Directors

Bechtel Executive Elected to Nuclear Energy Institute's Board of Directors

16 June 2014

The president of Bechtel’s nuclear business line, Greg Ashley, has been elected to the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Board of Directors and executive committee, which sets broad policy for the industry. The Institute’s mission is to promote the beneficial uses of nuclear energy and technologies in the United States and around the world.

Bechtel Names Brian Reilly Director of Key National Security Project

Bechtel Names Brian Reilly Director of Key National Security Project

09 June 2014

Bechtel announced today that Brian Reilly, a senior executive with 34 years of engineering, procurement, and construction experience, much of it in the nuclear power field, will become director of the Uranium Processing Facility project at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Bechtel Unveils Results of Groundbreaking Port Research Initiative

Bechtel Unveils Results of Groundbreaking Port Research Initiative

03 June 2014

Bechtel announced today the results of the Research on the Passing Effects on Ships (ROPES) project, a groundbreaking joint-industry study to improve the safety of shipping ports. The results, unveiled at the PIANC World Congress in San Francisco, confirmed that in restricted waters, the wash from passing ships can exert large forces on moored vessels, mooring lines and fender loads, creating dangerous conditions. The research also concluded that the forces from the wash are directly influenced by the shape of the port basin, the size of the vessel, the passing distance, and the passing speed. Based on the findings, researchers have developed a software program to immediately improve the safety of ports and created guidelines for use in the planning and design of future ports.

Bechtel Provides Insights on the Future of Port Infrastructure

Bechtel Provides Insights on the Future of Port Infrastructure

27 May 2014

Bechtel, the global engineering, project management, and construction company, announced today that five of the company’s leading authorities on port infrastructure will share their views and research findings at the 33rd PIANC World Congress. The event, which takes place June 1-5 in San Francisco, will bring together more than 600 navigation, waterway, and port experts from around the world to share the latest ports research and provide insights about the industry. The theme for this year’s conference is "Navigating the New Millennium.”

Bechtel Retains First-Place Ranking on List of Top Contractors

Bechtel Retains First-Place Ranking on List of Top Contractors

24 May 2014

Bechtel once again has been named the top U.S. contractor by Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leading publication for the engineering and construction industry. This marks the 16th consecutive year that Bechtel has ranked first on ENR’s Top 400 Contractors list.

Bechtel Named Safety “Star” at Waste Treatment Plant Project

Bechtel Named Safety “Star” at Waste Treatment Plant Project

13 May 2014

Bechtel has once again earned the highest recognition for excellence in safety from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Voluntary Protection Program for the company’s work at the Waste Treatment Plant project on the historic Hanford Site in Washington state. This marks the second time the project has achieved Star status in the program, which recognizes contractors and employees who demonstrate outstanding achievement in safety and health—above and beyond U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards. In particular, the program focuses on grassroots, employee-led safety programs as well as manager involvement and follow-through.