Bechtel Project Director Reaffirms Commitment to WTP Safety Culture

Bechtel Project Director Reaffirms Commitment to WTP Safety Culture

29 March 2012

Bechtel’s project director at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant (WTP), also known as the “Vit Plant,” has publicly reaffirmed project leadership’s commitment to ensuring a world-class nuclear safety and quality culture at WTP. Frank Russo provided the assurance during the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) hearing and public meeting on March 22 in Kennewick, Washington. He emphasized that a robust safety culture is essential to building a radioactive waste facility that operates safely and described ongoing efforts to improve the project’s culture.

Nuclear Industry Leader Joins WTP to Advance Project's Safety Culture

Nuclear Industry Leader Joins WTP to Advance Project's Safety Culture

14 March 2012

Bechtel Corporation announced today that Edward "Ward" Sproat is leading a comprehensive effort to advance the nuclear safety and quality culture at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant (WTP), also known as the "Vit Plant." Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), a member of the Bechtel group of companies, is designing and constructing the Vit Plant.

Bechtel-Sponsored Teams to Compete in FIRST Robotics Competition

Bechtel-Sponsored Teams to Compete in FIRST Robotics Competition

08 March 2012

Eighteen high school teams sponsored by Bechtel are competing in this year’s FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®), a high-tech sporting event featuring robots designed and built by students. Bechtel employees in the United States and Canada mentored students and provided technical guidance as the teams created robots that will compete in basketball games called “Rebound Rumble.” 

Bechtel Project Receives National Safety Award

Bechtel Project Receives National Safety Award

05 March 2012

Bechtel Corporation announced today the Waste Treatment Plant, also known as the "Vit Plant," received a 2012 Safe-in-Sound award from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Hearing Conservation Association. The award honors companies that have demonstrated dedication to hearing loss prevention through workplace programs and practices.

Bechtel Recognized as a Top Employer by Minority Engineer Magazine

Bechtel Recognized as a Top Employer by Minority Engineer Magazine

21 February 2012

Bechtel has been named a top employer by the readers of Minority Engineer magazine, once again earning a spot on the magazine’s annual Top 50 Employers list. The list is based on results of a survey that asked readers for which companies would they most prefer to work or believe are progressive in hiring minority engineers. 

Bechtel Engineers to Share Wonders of Profession with Young People

Bechtel Engineers to Share Wonders of Profession with Young People

17 February 2012

Bechtel Corporation and its employees will celebrate Engineers Week® 2012 by showing young people the significant and fascinating role engineering plays in the world. The company is also a sponsor of this year’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day®, the day when thousands of women engineers directly mentor more than one million girls and young women in grades K through 12. Engineers Week, also known as EWeek, is coordinated by the National Engineers Week Foundation and runs February 19-25.

Bechtel Team Completes Construction of Dulles Rail Tunnel

Bechtel Team Completes Construction of Dulles Rail Tunnel

23 January 2012

The Bechtel-led team building the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, under a contract from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, has successfully completed the tunnel that will carry the future rail line under a portion of Tysons Corner, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C.

Department of Labor Dismisses Complaint Against Bechtel

Department of Labor Dismisses Complaint Against Bechtel

17 January 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has dismissed the complaint Michael Klink filed against Bechtel, saying the evidence did not support Mr. Klink’s claims.

Bechtel's Motion for Summary Judgement Granted

Bechtel's Motion for Summary Judgement Granted

13 January 2012

A Benton County Superior Court judge in Washington state on January 10 dismissed the case Walt Tamosaitis filed against Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI). This case was the last remaining claim Mr. Tamosaitis had against Bechtel; he previously dropped Bechtel from another case.