Sohar Aluminum Smelter Project Makes First 'Hot Metal'

Sohar Aluminum Smelter Project Makes First 'Hot Metal'

25 June 2008

Bechtel today announced the Sohar Aluminium smelter in the Sultanate of Oman produced its first ‘hot metal.’ Bechtel provided engineering, procurement, construction, and construction management services for the $1.4 billion project, which features the world’s largest, most technologically advanced potline.Located in Sohar, Oman, approximately 235 kilometers northwest of the capital Muscat, the greenfield project also included a carbon plant, an ingot metal casting facility, and a port facility for storage and ship loading and unloading.

Bechtel is Top Contractor for Tenth Year

Bechtel is Top Contractor for Tenth Year

15 May 2008

Bechtel has been named the top U.S. contractor for the tenth straight year by Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leading U.S. trade publication for the construction industry.  

Bechtel Names New Leadership

Bechtel Names New Leadership

24 April 2008

Bechtel announced today that President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Adrian Zaccaria will assume the role of vice chairman, and Bill Dudley will succeed him as president and COO.

Bechtel Announces Record 2007 Business Results

Bechtel Announces Record 2007 Business Results

19 April 2008

Bechtel Corporation today announced revenue of $27 billion in 2007, a 32 percent increase from 2006, and $34.1 billion in new work booked, a 38 percent increase from 2006. It was the fifth straight record year for revenue, and the second straight record for new work.

Bechtel Construction Negotiates Project Labor Agreement

Bechtel Construction Negotiates Project Labor Agreement

15 April 2008

The AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), and all affiliated international unions of the BCTD, and Bechtel Construction Company (Bechtel) today announced their commitment to negotiate a project labor agreement for Bechtel's scope of work in the construction of a proposed third reactor at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Maryland.

ENR Honors Becon Executive

ENR Honors Becon Executive

11 April 2008

Engineering News-Record honored Tim Horst as one of 25 top newsmakers in 2007 for his work with the Gulf Coast Workforce Development Initiative.

Bechtel Proceeds with LNG Construction in Angola

Bechtel Proceeds with LNG Construction in Angola

26 February 2008

Angola LNG Limited  has given Bechtel's Oil, Gas & Chemicals global business unit (Bechtel) notice to proceed with construction of a 5.2 million-metric-ton-per-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) train, along with storage and marine loading facilities for LNG, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and condensate.

Retired Bechtel Chair Supports Engineering

Retired Bechtel Chair Supports Engineering

23 February 2008

Steve Bechtel, Jr., the company’s retired chairman, made $3 million in charitable gifts to engineering education programs at two U.S. universities.