Bechtel Among First Companies to Use Unmanned Aircraft System Technology in Construction

Bechtel Among First Companies to Use Unmanned Aircraft System Technology in Construction

06 April 2015

Bechtel has been granted permission for commercial use of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technology by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The permission allows Bechtel to operate UAS technology, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, on projects in the United States to enhance construction processes within the virtual project delivery approach. 

Bechtel Promotes Education During Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Celebration

Bechtel Promotes Education During Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Celebration

19 March 2015

From New Delhi to Santiago and from London to Washington State, Bechtel marked its third annual Global Stewardship Month by reaching out to more than 5,500 students worldwide. The company’s efforts focused on inspiring the next generation of engineers and on using small-scale engineering projects to improve quality of life for residents of under-developed communities around the world. 

Bechtel Praises Completion of First Step toward Building Vital National Security Facility

Bechtel Praises Completion of First Step toward Building Vital National Security Facility

17 March 2015

Bechtel leaders joined U.S. government officials to mark completion of site readiness work at a key National Nuclear Security Administration site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee — the first step toward the start of construction on the nation’s new facility to safely and securely process uranium for nuclear defense, naval propulsion, and other applications. The Uranium Processing Facility Site Readiness Project was completed on time, $20 million under budget, and surpassed 600 days without a recordable accident or injury.

Bechtel Principal Counsel Honored with Women of Achievement Award

Bechtel Principal Counsel Honored with Women of Achievement Award

06 March 2015

Bechtel’s principal counsel, corporate secretary and manager of the corporate legal team, Mary Quazzo, has been honored with a 2015 Women of Achievement award by Legal Momentum, the Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund (USA). Legal Momentum leads action for the legal rights of women through education and advocacy. The award recognizes women who have achieved distinction in the legal, business, and public services professions. 

Bechtel-Affiliated Projects Recognized for Highest Levels of Safety Excellence

Bechtel-Affiliated Projects Recognized for Highest Levels of Safety Excellence

04 March 2015

Bechtel-affiliated teams at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant project in Kentucky and Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico were recently recognized for excellence in safety with Voluntary Protection Program Star Status—the highest honor for worksite-based safety and health systems.

Bechtel and Westinghouse Establish Alliance to Pursue Nuclear Decommissioning Work

Bechtel and Westinghouse Establish Alliance to Pursue Nuclear Decommissioning Work

05 January 2015

Bechtel announced a partnership with Westinghouse Electric Company to provide decontamination and decommissioning services for nuclear power plants throughout the United States. Leveraging more than 100 years of combined industry experience, the alliance provides customers a single contracting group to manage and deliver their decommissioning projects.

Bechtel Delivers Plant To Fuel New Queensland Export Industry

Bechtel Delivers Plant To Fuel New Queensland Export Industry

29 December 2014

Bechtel announced it has successfully converted natural gas from coal seams into Liquefied Natural Gas ready for export, a world first. Loading of a BG Group LNG vessel is underway at the Queensland Curtis LNG plant, one of three projects Bechtel is simultaneously building on Curtis Island on the east coast of Australia.

Bechtel-affiliated Sites Honored for Sustainability Excellence

Bechtel-affiliated Sites Honored for Sustainability Excellence

09 December 2014

Bechtel announced that four national security sites the company manages and operates with industry and university teammates have earned a total of 12 U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration Sustainability Awards for 2014. These awards acknowledge superior performance in sustainability by improving the management of water, energy, vehicle fleet, pollution, waste, and greenhouse gases.