Bechtel Helps Kosovo Realize a Dream as Motorway Opens Year Ahead of Schedule

Bechtel Helps Kosovo Realize a Dream as Motorway Opens Year Ahead of Schedule

26 November 2013

Bechtel and its joint-venture partner Enka have finished constructing the Kosovo motorway a year ahead of schedule, a remarkable feat for a project of this scale and complexity. The four-lane motorway includes 15 bridges and runs 48 miles (77.4 kilometers) from Morina at the southwest border with Albania to Trude, north of the capital, Pristina. Collaboration with the Kosovo government and communities was critical to completing the project early. The new motorway will serve as the centerpiece of Kosovo’s national transport system and is expected to significantly benefit the economies of Kosovo and its neighboring countries by expanding trade opportunities.

Bechtel Donates $20,000 to Support Helmets to Hardhats in Washington State

Bechtel Donates $20,000 to Support Helmets to Hardhats in Washington State

20 November 2013

Bechtel today gave $20,000 to the Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council to support the Helmets to Hardhats program, which identifies and recruits military personnel for civilian work in the construction industry. The council will use the donation to train active-duty, Reserve, National Guard, and retired military personnel. Bechtel is designing and building the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant in Washington state.

Chevron Names Bechtel Safety Contractor of the Year for Wheatstone Project

Chevron Names Bechtel Safety Contractor of the Year for Wheatstone Project

19 November 2013

Bechtel has been named the 2012 Safety Contractor of the Year by Chevron Corporation’s Project Resources Company. Bechtel was recognized for best-in-class safety performance on the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project, a two-train liquefied natural gas and domestic gas plant in Western Australia. Bechtel is delivering design, engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of the project’s downstream scope for Chevron.  

Bechtel Joins Smart Cities Council to Launch Readiness Guide

Bechtel Joins Smart Cities Council to Launch Readiness Guide

18 November 2013

Bechtel today joined the Smart Cities Council to unveil the Smart Cities Readiness Guide, a comprehensive roadmap that enables leaders to assess their city’s current state of technology and its readiness to become a smart city.

Bechtel Earns Prestigious Military Friendly Employer® Designation

Bechtel Earns Prestigious Military Friendly Employer® Designation

12 November 2013

Bechtel announced today that the company has earned the 2014 Military Friendly Employer® title conferred by the publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. The title is awarded to companies that meet criteria tied to their key programs and policies such as the strength of the company’s military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies on employee service to the U.S. National Guard and military reserves.

Bechtel-Built Solar Facility Begins Commercial Operations

Bechtel-Built Solar Facility Begins Commercial Operations

31 October 2013

The California Valley Solar Ranch photovoltaic generating facility in San Luis Obispo County, California, began commercial operations October 31 with total electric generating capacity of 250 megawatts (alternating current).

Bechtel Named Employer of the Year in Queensland, Australia

Bechtel Named Employer of the Year in Queensland, Australia

07 October 2013

Bechtel has won the 2013 Employer of the Year Award in the annual Queensland Training Awards. The awards are given by the Queensland Department of Education, Training, and Employment and recognize people and companies for excellence in vocational education and training. Bechtel was honored for employee training and community development programs at the three liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects the company is building on Curtis Island in Queensland.

Bechtel Built Iconic Solar Project Produces First Power to Grid

Bechtel Built Iconic Solar Project Produces First Power to Grid

24 September 2013

The Unit 1 station of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Station was synced to the power grid for the first time, representing a major milestone for the project. Located in California’s Mojave Desert, Ivanpah is the world’s largest solar thermal plant, spanning 3,500 acres of public land. Once commercially operational, the 377 megawatt (net) plant will generate enough electricity to power 140,000 homes annually.  

Bechtel Team Granted Agreement to Build Advanced Laser System in Czech Republic

Bechtel Team Granted Agreement to Build Advanced Laser System in Czech Republic

18 September 2013

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, a team led by Bechtel and the University of California, has been granted an agreement worth more than $45 million to develop and deliver a state-of-the-art laser system for the European Union’s Extreme Light Infrastructure facility in Dolní Břežany, near Prague in the Czech Republic. The High Repetition Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System marks a major enhancement over current laser systems and will enable unprecedented research in areas as diverse as medical imaging, particle acceleration, homeland security, and quantum physics.

Bechtel Recognized for Sustained Commitment to Engineering Profession

Bechtel Recognized for Sustained Commitment to Engineering Profession

18 September 2013

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has awarded Bechtel Gold Corporate Partner status for the company’s contributions to the advancement of chemical engineering and process industries. The status reflects Bechtel’s ongoing professional development of its chemical engineers, significant contributions to the Institution’s career development and certification programs, and its own efforts to help develop the next generation of engineers.