Groundbreaking on Ivanpah Solar

Groundbreaking on Ivanpah Solar

27 October 2010

Bechtel joined BrightSource Energy today in a ceremony to mark the start of construction of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, a groundbreaking project that will usher in a new era of advanced solar power in the United States.The ceremony was held in California's Mojave Desert next to the Ivanpah site.

Bechtel-Enka Completes Albanian Motorway

Bechtel-Enka Completes Albanian Motorway

22 October 2010

TIRANA, ALBANIA -  Bechtel and joint-venture partner Enka today completed construction on the Albanian Motorway, a 37-mile (61-km), four-lane highway that stretches from central Albania to the to Kosovo border. The motorway is now open to traffic.  

Bechtel Prepares for Construction of Ivanpah

Bechtel Prepares for Construction of Ivanpah

11 October 2010

Bechtel is now working on the site where it will build BrightSource Energy’s Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System. Crews began preparing the site on October 8, just one day after the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued the Record of Decision, the final permit needed for construction.

Bechtel Engineer Talks About Integrating Energy Resources

Bechtel Engineer Talks About Integrating Energy Resources

29 September 2010

Justin Zachary, a Bechtel Fellow and a noted expert in renewable energy research, is featured in an article in “The Combined Cycle Journal” that examines the integration of solar and conventional energy resources. Read the article.  

Meeting the Clean-up Challenge at Hanford

Meeting the Clean-up Challenge at Hanford

28 September 2010

Washington Closure Hanford is making great strides with its demolition and clean-up work on the 327 Building, one of the most contaminated structures at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site in Washington state.

Ivanpah Solar Project Approved

Ivanpah Solar Project Approved

22 September 2010

The California Energy Commission has approved the construction of BrightSource Energy’s Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System. Bechtel is partnering with BrightSource to build Ivanpah, which will be the world’s largest solar thermal facility, in the Mojave Desert.  The commission’s approval is one of several approvals needed before construction can commence.

Bechtel Briefs President of Gabon

Bechtel Briefs President of Gabon

17 September 2010

H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba, president of Gabon, met today with Bechtel executives to discuss a new project the company is undertaking for the Gabonese government. Bechtel Chairman and CEO Riley Bechtel and Mike Adams, president of Bechtel’s civil infrastructure unit, hosted the meeting.

Bechtel Joins U.S. Effort to Improve Engineering Education

Bechtel Joins U.S. Effort to Improve Engineering Education

16 September 2010

Bechtel is one of 100 firms partnering with a new national nonprofit, Change the Equation, to improve the performance of U.S. students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. The new organization was unveiled earlier today by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony.

Blue Grass Completes Design Phase

Blue Grass Completes Design Phase

17 August 2010

A Bechtel-led team at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant near Richmond, Kentucky, recently reached a significant milestone with the completion of the plant's design. This milestone was featured in the Richmond Register.