Bechtel Named Top U.S. Construction Contractor

17 May 2007 San Francisco, CA

Bechtel Named Top U.S. Construction Contractor

Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leading U.S. trade publication for the construction industry. 

ENR’s Top 400 Contractors list is based on revenue. In 2006, Bechtel had its fourth straight record year with revenue of $20.5 billion, a 13 percent increase over 2005.

“We are proud to be recognized again as the top U.S. construction company,” said Chairman and CEO Riley Bechtel. “The number one ranking reflects our commitment to customers and our ability to perform quality work on time and within budget.”

Strong project execution combined with a diverse, international business portfolio helped Bechtel retain its top position.  

Bechtel’s project highlights for 2006 included the start of work in India on expansion of what will be the world’s largest refinery; collaboration with the University of California on management and operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory, the nation’s premier institution for defense research; successful work on high-profile civil projects ranging from the London Underground to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state; the completion of two major power plants ahead of schedule; progress on construction of aluminum smelters in Oman and Iceland; and ongoing work to upgrade Cingular’s wireless network across the United States.

Engineering News-Record, a McGraw-Hill publication, has been reporting news and intelligence on the global construction market for more than 130 years. ENR’s Top 400 Contractors issue is available

Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries on all seven continents.  Today Bechtel’s 40,000 employees are teamed with customers, partners, and suppliers on hundreds of projects in nearly 50 countries.
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Francis Canavan 
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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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