Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore Teams Rewarded for Science Excellence

Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore Teams Rewarded for Science Excellence

04 August 2009

R&D Magazine announced that eight project teams from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and five from its Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) were among the winners in its annual R&D 100 Awards competition. Bechtel is on the teams that manage and operate the two labs.

Bechtel Awarded Feed Contract in Australia

Bechtel Awarded Feed Contract in Australia

03 August 2009

Bechtel has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the first phase of Chevron’s Wheatstone natural gas development in northwest Australia. The first phase of the project consists of two liquefied natural gas processing trains, each with a capacity of about 4.3 million tons per year, and a domestic gas plant.

Tube Lines Apprenticeship Program Rewarded

Tube Lines Apprenticeship Program Rewarded

31 July 2009

Tube Lines has been named Large Employer of the Year in the 2009 Apprenticeships Award competition run by the UK National Apprenticeship Service. The Awards recognize achievements of employers and apprentices in developing skills critical for the future of the country’s economy.

Bechtel Recognized by the Readers of Diversity Magazine

Bechtel Recognized by the Readers of Diversity Magazine

24 July 2009

Bechtel has been recognized by the readers of Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology magazine as one of the best diversity companies. The magazine’s readers and Web site visitors were asked to identify — based on their perceptions and experiences — the organizations that do the best work in diversity.

EPC Terms Sheet Signed for Calvert Cliffs

EPC Terms Sheet Signed for Calvert Cliffs

21 July 2009

AREVA and its U.S. consortium partner Bechtel Power Corporation today announced they have signed a term sheet with Baltimore-based UniStar Nuclear Energy outlining the terms and conditions for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for UniStar’s proposed Calvert Cliffs 3 nuclear energy facility project in Maryland. The EPC term sheet agreement is a critical step in negotiating an overall EPC contract.

Nuclear Waste Plant Nears Halfway Point

Nuclear Waste Plant Nears Halfway Point

16 July 2009

Construction is nearly half complete on the massive waste treatment plant at the former Hanford nuclear site in Washington State. The Department of Energy will use the plant to vitrify radioactive and chemical waste, converting it to a stable form of glass for safe disposal.

"... Always a New Adventure"

15 July 2009

Working for a large engineering and construction company like Bechtel often includes international assignments that can be adventurous and exciting. With the help of a Bechtel recruiting specialist, theHouston Chronicle told the story of how to embark on such an adventure.

In Memoriam: Harold J. (Bill) Haynes

In Memoriam: Harold J. (Bill) Haynes

08 July 2009

Bill Haynes, former chairman and CEO of Standard Oil Company of California (now Chevron), a director of Bechtel Group, Inc., and chairman of Bechtel’s board of counselors, passed away today at the age of 83 after a year-long struggle with cancer.

Bechtel Wins Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association Award

Bechtel Wins Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association Award

02 July 2009

Bechtel has been recognized by the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) for outstanding performance in installing water-feed pumps at the Elm Road Generating Station in Wisconsin. SC&RA awarded Bechtel the Rigging Job of the Year award in the under $150,000 category.

Albanian Motorway Featured in NCE

Albanian Motorway Featured in NCE

12 June 2009

Construction challenges and progress of Bechtel’s motorway project in Albania are featured in New Civil Engineer.