Bechtel Briefs President of Gabon

17 September 2010 FREDERICK, Maryland

H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba, president of Gabon, met today with Bechtel executives to discuss a new project the company is undertaking for the Gabonese government. Bechtel Chairman and CEO Riley Bechtel and Mike Adams, president of Bechtel’s civil infrastructure unit, hosted the meeting.

Bechtel is providing management and technical support to the Gabonese government as it develops a national infrastructure master plan. The plan will prioritize investment and development needs, while balancing Gabon’s commitment to sustainable development, over the next 10-15 years. In addition, Bechtel is assisting the government in forming a National Agency for Major Projects, which will have the responsibility to implement the approved master plan.

“We are excited to be able to contribute to the implementation of the Government’s vision for the future economic development of the country,” said Mike Adams. “Bechtel has extensive experience in master planning, project delivery, and sustainability services around the world, and we look forward to using these skills for the benefit of Gabon."

This is Bechtel’s second major project in Gabon. The company played a role supporting Gabon’s economic development planning in the 1980s, when it performed a series of infrastructure and planning studies for the Gabonese government.