Bechtel Selected by Xcel Energy for Nuclear Plant Services

Bechtel Selected by Xcel Energy for Nuclear Plant Services

24 February 2011

Bechtel today announced it has been selected by Xcel Energy to provide engineering, field engineering, and construction services at the utility’s Monticello and Prairie Island nuclear generating plants in Minnesota.

Bechtel Completes Nuclear Job Ahead of Schedule

Bechtel Completes Nuclear Job Ahead of Schedule

09 February 2011

Bechtel today announced that it has completed a steam generation replacement (SGR) project ahead of schedule on Unit 3 of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in San Clemente, California. 

Bechtel’s Innovative Approach to Dulles Rail Project

Bechtel’s Innovative Approach to Dulles Rail Project

21 January 2011

USA Today provides an in-depth look at the innovative techniques being used to build the Dulles Corridor Metrorail project. Bechtel is part of Dulles Transit Partners (DTP), the lead contractor building the rail extension.

Bechtel Completes Power Megaproject

Bechtel Completes Power Megaproject

18 January 2011

Bechtel has turned over the Oak Creek power plant expansion project in Oak Creek, Wisconsin to the plant operator, Wisconsin Electric Power Company.  The move signals the completion of the plant, which is now one of the most efficient coal-fired power plants in the United States.

Bechtel Project Recognized by Power Engineering

Bechtel Project Recognized by Power Engineering

21 December 2010

The W. H. Sammis Air Quality Control Project, for which Bechtel provided engineering, procurement, construction, and startup services, received honorable mention in the 2010 Power Engineering Projects of the Year awards. 

Bechtel Selected for First-of-its-kind Nuclear Project

Bechtel Selected for First-of-its-kind Nuclear Project

16 December 2010

Bechtel will provide design and project management support services for the first commercial nuclear power plant in the Middle East. The plant will be one of four that a consortium headed by the Korean Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) will build and manage in the United Arab Emirates.

Bechtel Project Receives Prestigious Award

Bechtel Project Receives Prestigious Award

06 December 2010

The W. H. Sammis Air Quality Control Project, for which Bechtel provided engineering, procurement, construction and startup services, was named Construction Project of the Year at the 2010 Platts Global Energy Awards. The award was presented in New York on December 2.

Bechtel Engineer Featured in College Issue of Diversity Magazine

Bechtel Engineer Featured in College Issue of Diversity Magazine

22 November 2010

Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology, a publication focused on technical careers for groups traditionally underrepresented in technology, profiled Jason Paredes, a civil engineer at Bechtel, in its Winter/Spring College issue. Jason is currently on an assignment in Chile with the Mining & Metals business unit.

Safety Innovation Award for Los Alamos Laboratory

Safety Innovation Award for Los Alamos Laboratory

29 October 2010

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) recently received the U.S. Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program’s Innovation Award for its “best-in-class” safety education program of videos, flyers, and posters. The award recognizes LANL for outstanding industry performance and leadership in promoting the Voluntary Protection Program principles. Read the announcement.

Significant Progress on Dulles Metrorail

Significant Progress on Dulles Metrorail

29 October 2010

Construction of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Extension project, which is being built near Washington, D.C., is moving forward above and below ground. Crews have made significant progress on the elevated guideway structure that will carry the Metrorail over I-495, the region's primary highway, as well as Tysons Corner, one of the area's most congested business and retail districts. At the same time, a 2400-foot tunnel is being built under the intersection of Route 123 and International Drive as the traffic continues through Tysons Corner, and as the businesses and residents are going about their daily routines.