Progress on Iraq Infrastructure Work

Progress on Iraq Infrastructure Work

13 June 2003

Bechtel has been authorized to begin assessing damage to 4,000 primary and secondary schools as well as clinics in key cities throughout Iraq. Bechtel-led teams will evaluate which rehabilitation work will swiftly yield the greatest benefit for the most Iraqis—preliminarily estimated at about 1,400 facilities. Iraqi engineers, contractors, and suppliers will perform the work. This portion of the Iraq reconstruction project also includes repair to police and fire stations in Baghdad.

Bechtel Quebec to Play Major Role in Alcoa's Icelandic Aluminum Project

Bechtel Quebec to Play Major Role in Alcoa's Icelandic Aluminum Project

12 June 2003

Bechtel announced today that its Montreal office will handle the bulk of engineering, procurement, and project management in the construction of a US$1 billion smelter (Fjardaal) in eastern Iceland for Alcoa.
The decision to locate much of the work in Montreal—where Bechtel has its global Center of Aluminum Excellence and its North American mining and metals headquarters—reflects the company's commitment to Quebec and underscores the province's importance to the world aluminum industry. The aluminum center is expected to employ some 250 engineers and specialists for the Iceland project.

A Reply to Protesters' Allegations Against Bechtel

A Reply to Protesters' Allegations Against Bechtel

04 June 2003

In April, Bechtel was awarded a contract by the U.S. Agency for International Development to help the Iraqi people rebuild their country. Protest leaders have mobilized opposition to Bechtel on the basis of false claims and innuendo. Here are claims from their leaflets―and the facts.

Bechtel Signs First Iraq Firm to Construction Subcontract

Bechtel Signs First Iraq Firm to Construction Subcontract

30 May 2003

Bechtel today signed its first subcontract with an Iraqi company under its prime contract supporting USAID's Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Program. The scope of work of the subcontract is to design and construct a bridge bypass of about 1.5 km in length for a critical highway in the western part of the country.Al-Bunnia Trading Company, a 93-year-old Baghdad-based construction firm, will work with Bechtel supervisors to provide field engineering services and construct the bypass on Highway 10 near the war-damaged Al Mat Bridge, which is located about 300 km west of Baghdad and 180 km from the Jordanian border.

Ties to Bin Laden Family Misreported

Ties to Bin Laden Family Misreported

30 May 2003

Recent articles in The New Yorker magazine and on the CNN/Money Magazine Web site purport to have uncovered ties between the bin Laden family and Bechtel via the Fremont Group. The New Yorker goes so far as to suggest that revenue from Bechtel´s work on civilian infrastructure in Iraq supports the terrorist activities of Osama bin Laden. The assertion is reckless and false.

Bechtel/Sinopec Engineering/Foster Wheeler Consortium Implements $4.3 Billion Petrochemicals Project

Bechtel/Sinopec Engineering/Foster Wheeler Consortium Implements $4.3 Billion Petrochemicals Project

28 May 2003

Foster Wheeler Ltd. (NYSE: FWC) announced today that BSF, a consortium of Bechtel Petroleum & Chemical of the United States, Sinopec Engineering Inc. (SEI) of China, and Foster Wheeler Energy Limited of the UK, has been appointed as the project management contractor by CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Company Ltd. (CSPC) for the implementation phase of a world-scale, $4.3 billion petrochemicals complex in China’s Guangdong province.

Bechtel National, Inc. to Provide Information on Subcontracting and Purchasing for Iraq

Bechtel National, Inc. to Provide Information on Subcontracting and Purchasing for Iraq

16 May 2003

Beginning the week of May 19, contractors and suppliers will be able to learn about Bechtel National, Inc.’s subcontracting and purchasing tendering processes and requirements for its work on the USAID Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Program. The company will provide this information on this Web site, and at regional conferences in Washington, D.C., on May 21, London on May 23, and Kuwait City on May 28.

Bechtel Finalizes Details for Kuwait

Bechtel Finalizes Details for Kuwait

13 May 2003

Bechtel National, Inc. has finalized details of the contractor-supplier conference planned for Kuwait. That conference will take place Wednesday, May 28th, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Sheraton Kuwait in Kuwait City. No fee will be charged for attending this conference.

Bechtel to Host Contractor-Supplier Conference for Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Program

Bechtel to Host Contractor-Supplier Conference for Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Program

09 May 2003

Bechtel National, Inc. is hosting contractor-supplier conferences this month to inform the worldwide contracting community of its role in USAID´s Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Program. The first conference will be held on May 21 in Washington, D.C., from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.