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Pipelines for oil, natural gas, slurry, multiphase, and refined-products systems.

Bechtel has extensive worldwide experience constructing pipelines that transport oil, natural gas, petroleum products, slurry, water, and industrial gases. In fact, over the last half century, the company has built more than 85,000 kilometers of pipeline—enough to circle the Earth twice—for government and private customers. Pipeline services include planning, engineering, procurement, construction, and project management.

Overcoming Challenges
Some of the longest pipelines in the world have been built by Bechtel, and many projects have required working under difficult conditions in remote locations such as mountains, jungles, desert, marshland, and the Arctic Circle. Not only does Bechtel routinely surmount such challenges, it builds quality pipeline systems faster than customers expect them to be built. Bechtel is a leader in the logistics and management of constructing pipelines that cross political borders and involve multiple contractors. The company has one of the most modern and best-maintained construction equipment fleets in the industry, and is recognized for its ability to manage complex risks.

Global Presence
In testimony to the global nature of its business, Bechtel has built pipelines recently in Thailand, Portugal, Australia, Algeria, India, Colombia, Papua New Guinea, Mexico, and the United States.