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.

Bechtel and Florida Power & Light Win Nuclear Project of the Year Award

Bechtel and Florida Power & Light Win Nuclear Project of the Year Award

09 December 2013

POWER Engineering magazine has awarded Bechtel and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) the 2013 Nuclear Project of the Year Award. The companies won for the extended power uprates at the St. Lucie and Turkey Point nuclear plants, located about 160 miles (257 kilometers) apart on Florida’s Atlantic coast. Together, the work at these plants represents one of the largest uprate projects performed in the history of US commercial nuclear plants.

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.