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Bechtel Earns Number One Position for Annual “Top 400 Contractors” List

  • 19 May 2017
    RESTON, Virginia
  • Americas, Asia Pacific, Awards, Energy, Engineering, Procurement & Construction, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Infrastructure , Mining & Metals , Nuclear, Security and Environmental , Press Release, Project & Program Management

Bechtel has been named the top U.S. Contractor for the 19th consecutive year by the leading publication for the engineering and construction industry.

Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, has been named the top U.S. Contractor for the 19th consecutive year by the leading publication for the engineering and construction industry.  The number one ranking, announced yesterday, as part of Engineering News-Record’s prestigious annual Top 400 Contractor’s List, is based upon 2016 construction revenue. In addition, Bechtel earned the top ranking in these specific industry sectors:

  • ​Top 20 Petroleum
  • Top 20 Transportation
  • Top 20 Industrial
  • Top 50 Contractors Working Abroad

This recognition is shared with our customers, for whose trust we are grateful, and it is a tribute to the dedication and excellence of the women and men of Bechtel around the globe,” said Brendan Bechtel, the company’s chairman and CEO.  “In an uncertain world, the certainty of their professionalism, integrity, and commitment to our values represents the key to Bechtel’s ongoing success as we continue to deliver for our customers.”  

​In 2016, Bechtel reinforced its commitment to investing in communities and incorporating innovation and sustainability into every aspect of the company's work. In addition, Bechtel sponsored the IMAX® film Dream Big aimed at inspiring students to pursue STEM-related careers.  “As we move forward, we intend to drive change rather than simply respond to it, and will continue to partner with our customers and the communities in which we work,” said Brendan Bechtel.  ​During 2016, Bechtel delivered a number of key projects including:

  • Completion of the Curtis Island LNG Program, representing three simultaneous construction programs - part of the largest concentration of private-capital investment in Australia’s history.
  • Completion of Train 1 on the Sabine Pass liquefaction project in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, representing the first-ever export of LNG from the contiguous United States.
  • Commencement of work on the Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex for Shell – a large ethylene and polymers plant just north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Completion of the Escondida Water Supply megaproject in Chile which included constructing dual, 112-mile long (180-kilometer), 42-inch pipelines carrying desalinated water from Chile’s Pacific coast across the Atacama Desert to the world’s largest copper mine.

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Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.  

Bechtel serves the Energy; Infrastructure; Manufacturing & Technology; Mining & Metals; and Nuclear, Security & Environmental markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.

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