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Bechtel’s Impact Report

Nuclear Power

Cooling towers of a nuclear power plant

Delivering the Future of Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy provides clean, reliable, and safe carbon-free energy, and it is a gateway to achieving net-zero goals around the world.

Bechtel has been an integral player in the nuclear power industry since its inception in the 1950s. In fact, Bechtel created the world’s first reactor to generate usable electricity. Today, the site is a National Historic Landmark.

Bechtel remains at the forefront of the nuclear power industry by providing a range of services and offering technical expertise that no other contractor can match. Our portfolio spans the globe, including new nuclear projects in the United States, United Kingdom, and Poland, and includes modifications to existing facilities, new build, and next-generation technology development.

For 70 years, Bechtel has helped customers deliver clean energy through nuclear. In that time, we have designed, built, or provided construction services on 150 nuclear plants worldwide, bringing more than 76,000 megawatts of new nuclear generation capacity to the world. 

Leading the Nuclear Power Industry

Bechtel brings the talent and experience necessary to deliver results on large-scale nuclear projects. We maintain a relentless focus on safety, quality, and innovation, and we are the only U.S. EPC company with current experience in nuclear design and construction, overall performing engineering and/or construction services on 88 of the 92 operating nuclear units in the U.S.

Our portfolio includes: