Bechtel Invests In Future Engineers Focused On Safety

Bechtel Invests In Future Engineers Focused On Safety

06 April 2010

 Three college students have been selected to receive a 2010 Bechtel Group Foundation Scholarship for Safety & Health. The scholarships, each worth $4,000, were awarded to students selected by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation.

Bechtel Announces 2009 Business Results

Bechtel Announces 2009 Business Results

31 March 2010

 Bechtel Corporation today announced 2009 revenue of $30.8 billion; new work booked of $20.3 billion; and backlog revenue of $82.1 billion. Revenue and new work booked for the year were below 2008’s record-breaking results of $31.4 billion and $35 billion, respectively, underscoring the impact of the economic recession on the industry. Backlog revenue was down five percent from $86.5 billion at the end of 2008.

Former Bechtel Exec Recognized For Lifetime Of Engineering Innovation, Excellence

Former Bechtel Exec Recognized For Lifetime Of Engineering Innovation, Excellence

29 March 2010

Terrence E. (Ed) Richardson, a former senior vice president and distinguished engineer with Bechtel, has received one of the highest honors given by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): the Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement Award in construction. The award is given for innovation and excellence in the construction of civil engineering projects and/or programs.

New Carbon Capture Technology Featured In The New York Times

New Carbon Capture Technology Featured In The New York Times

09 March 2010

The New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman recently featured carbon capture technology developed by Calera Corporation. Calera’s innovative process captures carbon dioxide emissions emitted by coal or gas-fired power plants and converts it into calcium and magnesium carbonates for use in manufacturing carbon negative products such as sand, aggregate, supplementary cementitious materials, and cement, as well as fresh water.
 

Bechtel Helps Kids Discover Engineering

Bechtel Helps Kids Discover Engineering

26 February 2010

For the past 20 years, Bechtel has partnered with the National Engineers Week Foundation on DiscoverE, a “teach in” in the United States that introduces primary and secondary school students to the exciting possibilities of a career in engineering. Stephen Bechtel Jr, the company's third-generation leader, helped create DiscoverE in 1990, while chairing Engineers Week. Bechtel has backed Engineers Week through financial support and very active employee involvement. Watch video in which Bechtel CEO Riley Bechtel and his father Stephen Bechtel Jr. discuss this innovative program.

Bechtel Announces Epc Contract For Queensland Curtis Lng Project

Bechtel Announces Epc Contract For Queensland Curtis Lng Project

23 February 2010

Bechtel's Oil, Gas & Chemicals business unit has signed a multibillion-dollar EPC contract for the Queensland Curtis LNG project, located on Curtis Island near Gladstone, Australia. The two-train LNG facility will be owned and operated by QGC, a BG Group business. The project is currently ramping up engineering and placing orders for long lead equipment. Full notice to proceed is expected later this year, following approval of the project’s environmental impact statement.
 

Loan Guarantees Offered For Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System

Loan Guarantees Offered For Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System

23 February 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy has conditionally granted $1.37 billion in loan guarantees for construction and start up of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in southeastern California being built by BrightSource Energy Inc. and Bechtel. Bechtel partnered with BrightSource on the Ivanpah project as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, and is an equity investor in the project, which will generate approximately 400 megawatts of power.

Bechtel Engineer Talks About Ace Mentor Program

Bechtel Engineer Talks About Ace Mentor Program

05 February 2010

Bechtel environmental engineer Kyra Davis discusses the important role ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) Mentor Program had in her choosing a career in engineering.