Bechtel is among the 133 organizations featured in 2016 Business Roundtable report, “Create. Grow. Sustain: People and Technology,” which details how companies are pursuing innovative strategies to sustain and enhance the quality of life in the United States and around the world.
“As the world pivots to cleaner energy, sustainable forms of transportation, or balancing water security for industries and society, Bechtel helps our customers find the right solution that meets their unique business goals and sustainability ambitions,” said Bill Dudley, Bechtel Chief Executive Officer. He added, “As a result of our efforts and those of other leading companies, America’s business community has decreased greenhouse gas emissions, improved energy efficiency, conserved water, reduced waste and protected the environment – achievements that benefit the United States and the world.”
Bechtel demonstrates its focus on catalyzing people and technologies to drive innovation in our projects; leaning forward as a thought leader on global trends affecting business and sustainability; and optimizing our core functions to reduce our projects' impact on people and the environment. Examples include:
- In Tennessee, Bechtel delivered the Watts Bar nuclear power plant that is expected to power more than 650,000 homes. The energy generated from this plant is equivalent to preventing nearly 6–8 million tons of carbon emissions produced annually from coal-fired power plants.
- In the United Arab Emirates, we formed an integrated sustainability team with our partner to design and construct the Al Taweelah Alumina Refinery. The build-out of the operation management building represents a spectrum of measurable sustainability: 100 percent recycled water for irrigation; 44 percent reduction in water consumption; 12 percent reduction in energy use; and 50 percent of procured steel using recycled content.
- In Texas and Virginia, we are designing and building some of cleanest natural gas power plants in the United States (Panda Sherman, Temple I-II and Stonewall), which are expected to energize nearly 3 million homes when completed. The plants use high-efficiency power generation technologies to lower carbon emissions.