Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant

Bechtel-led Project Moves Closer toward Destroying Surplus U.S. Chemical Weapons

27 October 2015

Bechtel, with its partners and the U.S. Department of Defense, today marked the completion of construction of a key plant that will destroy the last remaining stockpile of the nation’s chemical weapons. The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in Richmond, Kentucky, will now enter a multi-year testing phase where all systems are checked and simulated chemical weapons are taken apart and emptied.

Watts Bar Second Reactor

Bechtel Applauds Successful Licensing of Second Reactor at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant

22 October 2015

Bechtel today applauded the historic decision Thursday by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to grant an operating license to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Unit 2 in Spring City, Tennessee, the first new nuclear reactor to receive authorization to operate this century in the United States. Bechtel was the primary construction contractor on the completion of Watts Bar Unit 2 and has been working at the site since 2007. The last new nuclear plant to come online in the United States was Watts Bar Unit 1 in 1996.

Urbanization of Asia

Bechtel and Leading Industry Experts Outline Strategies for Urbanization in Asia

20 October 2015

How one of the world’s most rapidly urbanizing regions copes with extreme weather, resource scarcity and surging demand for reliable energy will be addressed by Bechtel’s Ian Laski, Region President , Asia, at an upcoming panel event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), “Driving Sustainable Urbanization in Asia.”

Chief Learning Officer Awards

Bechtel Wins Three Chief Learning Officer Awards

20 October 2015

Bechtel announced that one of its in-house leadership and development programs was awarded three prestigious Learning In Practice Awards by Chief Learning Officer (CLO) magazine. The CLO awards recognize companies that demonstrate the highest excellence in designing and delivering employee development programs. 

LNG Cargo

Bechtel Delivers First Cargo of LNG for Santos GLNG Project

15 October 2015

Bechtel has announced the first cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas from the GLNG project has been successfully loaded onto the cargo vessel Seri Bakti, and begins its journey to South Korea. The Santos GLNG facility is one of three LNG plants that Bechtel is building on Curtis Island, Australia, alongside Queensland Curtis LNG (BG Group) and Australia Pacific LNG (ConocoPhillips).

Dream Big

Bechtel Co-Sponsors Dream Big Movie Project

13 October 2015

Bechtel announced that it is the title sponsor of Dream Big, a movie which aims to educate the general public about the inspiring work that engineers are doing worldwide. Dream Big: Engineering Wonders of the World will premiere in 3-D IMAX® and giant-screen theaters worldwide in February 2017 and will be designed to inspire youth in grades K-12. 

Candidate Experience Award

Bechtel Wins 2015 Candidate Experience Award

12 October 2015

Bechtel announced that it won the 2015 Candidate Experience Award, which recognizes excellence in the hiring process as measured by job-applicant survey responses.