Bechtel Kicks-off Centennial Year

13 January 1998

Bechtel Kicks-off Centennial Year

Hoover Dam marked the first of Bechtel's many megaprojects. Under founder Warren A. Bechtel and his son Steve Sr., the firm played a key role building the massive dam as part of the Six Companies consortium. That effort, begun in 1931 with the award of a $49 million contract, was the largest civil engineering project in U.S. history. Six Companies completed the work in five years, more than two years ahead of schedule.

Bechtel will begin its 12-month worldwide celebration with a rededication ceremony at Hoover Dam. Those assembled January 17 will commemorate the landmark structure, salute the people who built it, and memorialize those who perished during its construction.

About Bechtel

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.


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