U.S. engineering and construction company Bechtel has announced that it has opened its doors in Melbourne, signaling a major move to help the Victorian Government deliver its $100 billion pipeline of infrastructure works.
With the opening of their office on Melbourne’s Collins Street, Bechtel is actively seeking to engage in Victoria’s infrastructure market, primarily in rail, aviation and road markets.
Bechtel’s impressive record includes the delivery of diverse projects across the globe, as well as a wide range of projects in Australia. With approximately 45,000 employees, Bechtel has extensive experience and expertise in the delivery of transport projects.
Bechtel has been in Australia for more than 65 years, mainly in the resources sector and is now getting more involved in infrastructure projects, such as the Sydney Metro and Western Sydney Airport.
From intricate engineering to complex project management, Bechtel’s people have designed and constructed some of Australia’s most significant infrastructure on which the region’s economy is built. Bechtel projects have often been Australian or industry firsts, with many in remote locations and under challenging conditions.
With a portfolio spanning mines, minerals processing facilities, LNG installations, refineries, chemical plants, power stations, and telecommunications infrastructure, Bechtel is helping build Australia’s future. The company is now looking forward to applying its Australian and international expertise to the Victorian infrastructure market through the provision of client side services, as well as providing design and construct delivery works.
Bechtel Australia Chairman, Leigh Clifford said:
“The Victorian Government has outlined a world class pipeline of infrastructure projects in its Big Build program that we believe we are well placed to help build. We can add the necessary extra capacity to the Victorian marketplace by accessing our established Australian workforce and drawing on the expertise and experience of our vast global network. This pipeline of projects, a positive investment framework and a welcoming environment for new players means we see a bright future in Victoria.”