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.

Los Alamos Lab Once Again Breaks Record for Shipping Radioactive Waste

Los Alamos Lab Once Again Breaks Record for Shipping Radioactive Waste

05 August 2013

Bechtel announced today that Los Alamos National Laboratory set a new annual transuranic (TRU) waste shipping record.  With three months remaining in the 2013 fiscal year, the Los Alamos TRU Waste Program has already shipped 1,074 cubic meters of the radioactively contaminated waste, topping last year’s laboratory record of 916 cubic meters.

Bechtel-Led Consortium Selected for Multi-Billion Dollar Rail Project in Saudi Arabia

Bechtel-Led Consortium Selected for Multi-Billion Dollar Rail Project in Saudi Arabia

29 July 2013

A consortium led by Bechtel has received a letter of award from the High Commission for the Development of ArRiyadh to design and build two rail lines of the Riyadh Metro network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The team will be responsible for the approximately $10 billion development of Lines 1 and 2, which will be part of the six-line metro system that will form the backbone of Riyadh’s public transportation network. The contract is expected to be finalized next month.

Honors for Innovations at NNSA Sites Managed by Bechtel Partnerships

Honors for Innovations at NNSA Sites Managed by Bechtel Partnerships

24 July 2013

Bechtel announced today that researchers from three National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) sites managed and operated by Bechtel partnerships have received nine 2013 R&D 100 Awards. Known as the “Oscars of Innovation,” the R&D 100 Awards are given by R&D Magazine to recognize the top 100 technology products of the year.

Bechtel to Provide Project Management Services for Design and Construction of Petrochemical Complex

Bechtel to Provide Project Management Services for Design and Construction of Petrochemical Complex

10 July 2013

Bechtel announced today that the company was selected in April by the Qatar Petroleum – Qatar Petrochemical Company partnership (QP-QAPCO) to provide project management services for construction of the Al Sejeel mega-petrochemical complex in Ras Laffan, Qatar. Bechtel will provide project management services over the course of the project starting with the front-end engineering design phase to ensure the quality, safe, and timely construction of the project.