Bechtel and Network Rail Safely Deliver Ambitious Project in Record Time

Bechtel and Network Rail Safely Deliver Ambitious Project in Record Time

10 April 2013

Bechtel and Network Rail have successfully completed the most ambitious part of a $1.37 billion (£895 million) program to remodel Reading railway station and the surrounding track. The upgrade, which was started late at night on March 28 and finished early morning on April 8, 2013, was the biggest simultaneous commissioning of new track, signaling, and infrastructure works in Network Rail’s history.

Bechtel Awarded EPC Contract for Third Panda Power Project in Texas

Bechtel Awarded EPC Contract for Third Panda Power Project in Texas

04 April 2013

Bechtel announced today that the company has been awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction contract for the Panda Temple II Generating Station, a 758-megawatt natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle power plant in Temple, Texas, south of Dallas. This is the third power facility to be built by Bechtel and consortium partner Siemens for Panda Power Funds. 

Bechtel Engineer Named Tri-cities Engineer of the Year

Bechtel Engineer Named Tri-cities Engineer of the Year

06 March 2013

Bechtel engineer John Olson, a deputy technical manager at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP), has been named Tri-Cities Engineer of the Year. Olson was recognized for his significant technical contributions to engineering the facility and his active involvement in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers at the local and national levels.

Bechtel Achieves Key Construction Milestone at Chemical Weapons Destruction Plant

Bechtel Achieves Key Construction Milestone at Chemical Weapons Destruction Plant

01 March 2013

Bechtel announced today the Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass team has completed on schedule installation of major structural steel into the Munitions Demilitarization Building (MDB) at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP). The MDB is the largest and most complex facility at BGCAPP, which will safely destroy the chemical weapons stockpile at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky. Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass is the contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA) program to design, build, systemize, test, operate, and close the plant.

Bechtel Recognizes Companies for Outstanding Performance on Power Projects

Bechtel Recognizes Companies for Outstanding Performance on Power Projects

28 February 2013

Bechtel has honored 68 companies for outstanding work on power projects at the annual Subcontractor and Supplier Recognition awards program held by Bechtel’s Power business unit. The awards recognize subcontractors and suppliers that are involved in renewables, nuclear, communications and transmission, and fossil projects.

Bechtel Donates $250,000 for New STEM School in Washington State

Bechtel Donates $250,000 for New STEM School in Washington State

31 January 2013

Bechtel has donated $250,000 to fund the new Delta High School, a public school focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The gift was made to the Washington State STEM Education Foundation, which is leading the effort to build the new school in the Tri-Cities area. The new school is being funded through a public-private partnership. 

Waste Water Treatment

Bechtel Acquires Chevron's Waste Water Treatment Technology

28 January 2013

Bechtel announced today the company has purchased Chevron’s Waste Water Treatment (WWT) Process, a technology that improves the efficiency of petroleum refineries. The WWT Process is a proprietary, two-stage sour water stripping process that separates ammonia and hydrogen sulfide streams from sour waters generated by a refinery’s process units. The technology also allows debottlenecking of sulfur plants and can reduce the cost of new sulfur units, especially in refineries that process high nitrogen crudes.

Bechtel's Port Expert Featured on BBC World Service's 'The Forum'

Bechtel's Port Expert Featured on BBC World Service's 'The Forum'

25 January 2013

Bechtel's port expert, Marco Pluijm, was featured on BBC World Service’s The Forum program on January 26, 2013.  The theme of the show, hosted by the BBC‘s Diplomatic Correspondent Bridget Kendall, was, "Connections with the Sea" and Marco was a panelist.  He talked about designing ports of the future and the Bechtel-led research that will make ports safe, as well as a proposal for multi-user hub ports in Africa.

Anadarko Moçambique Area 1

Bechtel Awarded FEED Contract for New LNG Project In Mozambique

17 January 2013

Bechtel has been selected by Anadarko Moçambique Area 1, Limitada to perform a front end engineering and design (FEED) for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in the Republic of Mozambique. This is the first LNG project in the country.

Bechtel Awarded Landmark Offshore Transmission Project

Bechtel Awarded Landmark Offshore Transmission Project

17 January 2013

The Atlantic Wind Connection has selected Bechtel to be the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor for the New Jersey Energy Link, the first offshore electricity transmission system to be built in the United States. Alstom will be the key equipment supplier for the landmark project, which will link energy resources and users in northern, central, and southern New Jersey.