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.

Small Modular Reactor Project Gets Additional Funding

Small Modular Reactor Project Gets Additional Funding

27 August 2013

The U.S. Energy Department allocated an additional $20.5 million to support a new project to design, license, and help commercialize small modular reactors (SMR) in the United States. The award will support a project led by Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) in partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Bechtel.

Bechtel Unveils Innovative Port Design to Meet Shipping Challenges in Africa

Bechtel Unveils Innovative Port Design to Meet Shipping Challenges in Africa

26 August 2013

Bechtel, the global engineering, construction, and project management company, has created a revolutionary design for ports that could transform shipping in Africa. The Multi-User Offshore Hub is designed for two or more users and consists of an offshore, smart terminal arrangement and docking system that can accommodate oceangoing vessels and barges. The Multi-User Offshore Hub has the potential to open new market opportunities for African ports by significantly increasing capacity and substantially reducing port construction and operation costs.

Bechtel Completes Utility-scale Photovoltaic Solar Power Project

Bechtel Completes Utility-scale Photovoltaic Solar Power Project

22 August 2013

Bechtel announced today that the company has completed construction of the Catalina Solar Photovoltaic Generating Facility. The company designed the 110-megawatt alternating-current solar plant located in Southern California’s Kern County. The facility will produce enough clean energy to power some 35,000 homes.

Bechtel and Junior Achievement ® Partner for Entrepreneurship  Program in Gabon

Bechtel and Junior Achievement ® Partner for Entrepreneurship Program in Gabon

08 August 2013

Bechtel is expanding its international partnership with Junior Achievement® (JA) to include a major new entrepreneurship skills training program in Gabon.  The training program will teach important business education skills to some 300 young Gabonese in its first year and provide opportunities for Bechtel staff to serve as volunteers and mentors alongside their JA counterparts.  The initiative builds on Bechtel’s ongoing work with the Government of Gabon to develop and implement the National Infrastructure Master Plan and support the Gabon Emergent strategy.

Bechtel Completes Major Power Transmission Project in Canada

Bechtel Completes Major Power Transmission Project in Canada

05 August 2013

Bechtel announced today the company has completed the Hanna Region Transmission Development (HRTD) project on schedule and under budget. The project to expand and upgrade ATCO Electric’s electrical transmission system and infrastructure in Alberta included stringing 219 miles (353 kilometers) of 240 kilovolt (kV) and 144 kV transmission lines, constructing more than 1,200 new transmission towers, and building six new substations and upgrading twelve substations.