Bechtel Awarded EPC Contract for New Solar Power Project

Bechtel Awarded EPC Contract for New Solar Power Project

17 April 2012

Bechtel has been awarded a contract by enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, for the engineering, procurement, and construction of the Catalina Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Generating Project in Kern County in Southern California. Bechtel will also build the 7.2 mile (11.6 kilometer) transmission line to connect the facility to a nearby substation.

Bechtel Announces 2011 Results

Bechtel Announces 2011 Results

11 April 2012

Bechtel Corporation today announced its business results for 2011, highlighting another strong year in which the company delivered solid performance.  Bechtel had revenue of $32.9 billion, up 18 percent from the previous year, and new contract awards totaled $53 billion, more than double 2010 performance.  Bechtel ended the year with project backlog of $104 billion.

Bechtel Wins New Nuclear Work in China

Bechtel Wins New Nuclear Work in China

06 April 2012

Bechtel has signed an agreement to provide project management consulting services to the China Nuclear Power Engineering Company (CNPE), a subsidiary of the China National Nuclear Corporation. Based on decades of global experience in the nuclear industry, Bechtel will provide CNPE with training and education to help the organization enhance its ability to manage nuclear projects.

Bechtel Marks A Half-Century Working in the UAE

Bechtel Marks A Half-Century Working in the UAE

02 April 2012

Bechtel is celebrating its 50th anniversary of working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this year.  From its first project in 1962, the Murban oil field development to Borouge petrochemical complex, Bechtel has been involved with some of the most significant infrastructure projects in the UAE during the last half century. These include Dubai International Airport, one of the world’s largest and busiest airports, as well as a number of major oil and gas, and power projects.

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.