Bechtel Marks Major Milestone for LNG Projects in Australia

Bechtel Marks Major Milestone for LNG Projects in Australia

22 September 2012

Bechtel announced the first modules for the Curtis Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects have arrived in Gladstone, Australia. The prefabricated steel structures, which weigh a combined total of 7,716 tons (7,000 tonnes), are for the Queensland Curtis LNG facility, one of three facilities Bechtel is building on the island.

Bechtel Awarded EPC Contract for New Power Plant in Texas

Bechtel Awarded EPC Contract for New Power Plant in Texas

18 September 2012

Bechtel announced today the company was awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction contract to build a natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle power plant for Panda Sherman Power, LLC, an affiliate of Panda Power Funds. Bechtel and Siemens formed a consortium to design and build the 758-megawatt facility in Sherman, Texas, north of Dallas. This is the second project Bechtel and Siemens are building for Panda Power Funds. The consortium is also designing and building  the Panda Temple Generating Station, another 758-megawatt natural gas-fueled combined-cycle plant in Texas.

Bechtel's ThruPlus® Coking Technology to be Used in Refinery in Mexico

Bechtel's ThruPlus® Coking Technology to be Used in Refinery in Mexico

17 September 2012

Bechtel has signed a license agreement with Pemex Refinación for the process design of a delayed coking unit (DCU) complex  for the new Tula refinery project in Hidalgo, Mexico. The DCU complex  will use Bechtel’s ThruPlus® Coking technology, a proprietary process for upgrading heavy oil into high value, light hydrocarbon liquids. 

Bechtel Teams With Ocean Exploration Trust to Advance STEM Education

Bechtel Teams With Ocean Exploration Trust to Advance STEM Education

15 September 2012

Bechtel announced today the company is sponsoring nine teachers and five students participating in a pair of 2012 Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) programs that promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education to a global audience. Both the Educator-at-Sea Program and the Honors Research Program combine classroom learning with ocean exploration and provide students with an exciting opportunity to learn more about careers that incorporate STEM.

Bechtel Celebrates Groundbreaking for Panda Temple Power Plant

Bechtel Celebrates Groundbreaking for Panda Temple Power Plant

06 September 2012

Bechtel, along with representatives from Panda Temple Power, LLC, an affiliate of Panda Power Funds, Siemens, and federal, state, and local dignitaries today celebrated the groundbreaking of the Panda Temple Project. The power plant, located in Temple, Texas, will be one of the cleanest natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle power plants in the United States. Bechtel and Siemens have formed a consortium to design and build the new combined-cycle power plant, which will generate 758 megawatts of electricity and power approximately 750,000 homes.

Ivanpah Solar Project Reaches Halfway Mark and Peak of Construction Employment

Ivanpah Solar Project Reaches Halfway Mark and Peak of Construction Employment

08 August 2012

NRG Energy, Google, BrightSource Energy and construction partner Bechtel announced that the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (Ivanpah SEGS) has reached the halfway mark of construction on the world’s largest solar thermal project. Ivanpah has also reached its peak construction workforce, with more than 2,100 construction workers and project support staff on-site. The $2.2 billion project is on-track to be complete in 2013.

12 Million Safe Hours at Hanford Waste Treatment Plant

12 Million Safe Hours at Hanford Waste Treatment Plant

24 July 2012

Bechtel Corporation announced today that workers at the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, known as the Vit Plant, have worked more than 12 million hours without an injury that resulted in a worker missing a single day of work. The impressive achievement was reached on July 16.

Bechtel Awarded EPC Contract for State-of-the-Art Power Plant in Texas

Bechtel Awarded EPC Contract for State-of-the-Art Power Plant in Texas

18 July 2012

Bechtel announced today the company is part of a consortium awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction contract to build a natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle power plant for Panda Temple Power, LLC, an affiliate of Panda Power Funds. Bechtel and Siemens will design and build the 758-megawatt facility in Temple, Texas, south of Dallas.