Massive Shield Door Installed At WTP

Massive Shield Door Installed At WTP

19 May 2010

Bechtel’s construction team successfully completed the precision installation of a massive 50-ton (45-metric-ton) shield door at the Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) site in Hanford, Washington. The shield door is in a key area of WTP’s High-Level Waste Vitrification Facility and was installed to extremely tight tolerances, down to five-thousandths of an inch (0.13 millimeters), or less than the diameter of a human hair. The new door is one of six that Bechtel will install at WTP.

Bechtel Named Top U.s. Contractor For 12th Straight Year

Bechtel Named Top U.s. Contractor For 12th Straight Year

12 May 2010

Bechtel Corporation has been named the top U.S. contractor in 2010 by Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leading U.S. trade publication for the construction industry. This marks the 12th consecutive year that Bechtel has ranked first.  

Bechtel-Enka JV Awarded Contract To Build Kosovo Motorway

Bechtel-Enka JV Awarded Contract To Build Kosovo Motorway

12 April 2010

Bechtel and joint venture (JV) partner Enka today signed a contract with the government of Kosovo for the construction of the Morine-Merdar Motorway that will serve as a centerpiece of the country’s national transportation system. The four-lane motorway will run from the border with Albania at Morine to north of Pristina, Kosovo’s capital. 

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.