Bechtel to Provide Management Services for Delivery of Largest Deep-water Port in US

Bechtel to Provide Management Services for Delivery of Largest Deep-water Port in US

05 March 2014

Bechtel, a global leader in planning, designing, and building port and marine projects, has been selected by LIGTT Project Company LLC to provide management services for the pre-construction of the Louisiana International Gulf Transfer Terminal. The innovative new cargo transfer terminal off Louisiana’s Gulf Coast will be the largest deep-water port in the United States and will cater to the new classes of larger, more economical ships. The port will enhance America’s international trade capabilities. LIGTT Project Company expects the new port to generate more than 33,000 jobs in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Bechtel Recognizes Companies for Outstanding Performance on Power Projects

Bechtel Recognizes Companies for Outstanding Performance on Power Projects

28 February 2014

Bechtel has recognized 56 companies for outstanding work on power projects with the annual Bechtel Power Subcontractor and Supplier Recognition Awards. The awards honor subcontractors and suppliers who supported Bechtel Power’s communications, renewable, transmission, nuclear, and thermal projects during 2013.

Bechtel’s ThruPlus® Coking Technology Selected for Croatian Refinery

Bechtel’s ThruPlus® Coking Technology Selected for Croatian Refinery

28 February 2014

Bechtel has signed a license agreement with INA Industrija Nafte, d.d. for the process design of a delayed coking unit complex at the Rijeka refinery in Urinj, Croatia. The new complex will use Bechtel’s ThruPlus® coking technology, a proprietary process for upgrading heavy oil into high-value, light hydrocarbon liquids.

Bechtel-Built Ivanpah Achieves Commercial Operation

Bechtel-Built Ivanpah Achieves Commercial Operation

13 February 2014

Bechtel announced that the 377-megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is now operational and delivering electricity to California customers. The solar-thermal facility, which is the world’s largest, features three 450-foot-high towers that produce enough clean, renewable electricity to power 140,000 homes. Bechtel provided engineering, procurement, construction, and start-up services for the project. Ivanpah, located in the Mojave Desert of Southern California, is a joint effort of NRG, Google, and BrightSource Energy.

Bechtel-led Team Surpasses 75 Percent Mark on Weapons Disposal Project  Construction

Bechtel-led Team Surpasses 75 Percent Mark on Weapons Disposal Project Construction

11 February 2014

Bechtel announced that construction of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant’s main plant facilities is now more than 75 percent complete. Bechtel leads the team, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass, that is building the pilot plant for the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA) program. When finished and fully tested, the facility will safely destroy the stockpile of chemical nerve-agent weapons stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot outside Richmond, Kentucky.

Bechtel Announces Leadership Changes

Bechtel Announces Leadership Changes

03 February 2014

Bechtel, one of the world’s leading engineering, procurement, and construction companies, today announced several leadership changes throughout its worldwide organization, effective immediately.  

Bechtel Team Makes Substantial Construction Progress at Hanford Site

Bechtel Team Makes Substantial Construction Progress at Hanford Site

06 January 2014

Completing the steam plant and placement of structural steel in the main portion of the High-Level Waste Vitrification Facility were just two of the major construction accomplishments the Bechtel team made in 2013 at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant. Watch video of the progress.

Bechtel Enters into Contract with Cheniere for Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project

Bechtel Enters into Contract with Cheniere for Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project

13 December 2013

Bechtel has entered into two lump-sum turnkey contracts with Cheniere Energy, Inc. subsidiary Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC for the engineering, procurement, and construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains and related facilities being developed near Corpus Christi, Texas. The Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project is expected to be constructed in stages, with each train commencing operations on a staggered basis. Work under the contract is expected to begin in 2014, subject to Corpus Christi Liquefaction’s reaching a positive final investment decision. Operation of the first LNG train is expected to commence in 2018.

Bechtel to Design and Build Complex Water System for Desert Copper Mine in Chile

Bechtel to Design and Build Complex Water System for Desert Copper Mine in Chile

12 December 2013

Bechtel has been selected by BHP Billiton to provide engineering, project management, and construction services for a system that will bring a sustainable water supply to the Escondida copper mine in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. The project includes construction of a seawater desalination plant at the Caleta Coloso port and the piping and electrical infrastructure needed to transport the water to the mine, 114 miles (185 kilometers) away and 10,170 feet (3,100 meters) above sea level. The mine is operated by Minera Escondida, in which BHP Billiton owns a majority stake.

Three Bechtel Sites Recognized for Sustainability Excellence

Three Bechtel Sites Recognized for Sustainability Excellence

10 December 2013

Bechtel announced three national security sites managed and operated by teams that include Bechtel have earned a total of 13 National Nuclear Security Administration Sustainability Awards for 2013. The annual awards recognize exemplary performance in advancing sustainability through innovative and effective programs and projects that increase energy, water, and vehicle fleet efficiency as well as reduce greenhouse gases, pollution, and waste.