Bechtel Engages Local Virginia High School Students at “Ethics Day”

Bechtel Engages Local Virginia High School Students at “Ethics Day”

24 November 2015

Volunteers from Bechtel’s Reston, VA, office engaged with seniors at South Lakes High School during an Ethics Day training program.  The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce hosted the event that was supported by several area companies, including Bechtel. Bechtel participants served as table leaders, assisting students as they considered and addressed some of the ethical dilemmas they will be facing in the coming years. 

Bechtel Wins Prestigious U.K. Employer Award for Diversity

Bechtel Wins Prestigious U.K. Employer Award for Diversity

18 November 2015

Bechtel has won one of the top diversity awards in the U.K. The U.S.-based company was presented with the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Employer Award by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, at a ceremony in London last week, fending off stiff competition. The award recognizes Bechtel’s systematic approach to tackling diversity and inclusion on multiple levels within its organization.

Bechtel Receives AWS Excellence in Welding Award for 2015

Bechtel Receives AWS Excellence in Welding Award for 2015

11 November 2015

Bechtel announced that it received an Excellence in Welding award from the American Welding Society (AWS) at a ceremony in Chicago. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have shown exemplary dedication to promoting the image of welding in their communities.

Bechtel Named “Military Friendly Employer” for Third Straight Year

Bechtel Named “Military Friendly Employer” for Third Straight Year

09 November 2015

Bechtel announced that the company has for the third straight year been named a Military Friendly Employer® by the publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. The designation is given to companies that demonstrate a commitment to hiring, training, and retaining current and former military personnel. 

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Bechtel and Chart Partner for Development of Floating LNG Facilities

27 October 2015

Bechtel and Chart Energy & Chemicals, Inc. have signed a long-term agreement to design and build floating LNG (FLNG) process facilities using Chart’s IPSMR® liquefaction technology. Bechtel will have the exclusive right to use Chart’s proprietary liquefaction technology for FLNG facilities, and will only purchase Chart’s proprietary equipment, including brazed aluminum heat exchangers and cold boxes, for facilities designed with IPSMR® technology.

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.”