Bechtel Joins Peers On Shared Commitment to Sustainability

28 April 2016 RESTON, Virginia

Bechtel is among the 133 organizations featured in 2016 Business Roundtable report, “Create. Grow. Sustain: People and Technology,” which details how companies are pursuing innovative strategies to sustain and enhance the quality of life in the United States and around the world. 

“As the world pivots to cleaner energy, sustainable forms of transportation, or balancing water security for industries and society, Bechtel helps our customers find the right solution that meets their unique business goals and sustainability ambitions,” said Bill Dudley, Bechtel Chief Executive Officer. He added, “As a result of our efforts and those of other leading companies, America’s business community has decreased greenhouse gas emissions, improved energy efficiency, conserved water, reduced waste and protected the environment – achievements that benefit the United States and the world.”

Bechtel demonstrates its focus on catalyzing people and technologies to drive innovation in our projects; leaning forward as a thought leader on global trends affecting business and sustainability; and optimizing our core functions to reduce our projects' impact on people and the environment. Examples include:

  • In Tennessee, Bechtel delivered the Watts Bar nuclear power plant that is expected to power more than 650,000 homes. The energy generated from this plant is equivalent to preventing nearly 6–8 million tons of carbon emissions produced annually from coal-fired power plants.
  • In the United Arab Emirates, we formed an integrated sustainability team with our partner to design and construct the Al Taweelah Alumina Refinery. The build-out of the operation management building represents a spectrum of measurable sustainability: 100 percent recycled water for irrigation; 44 percent reduction in water consumption; 12 percent reduction in energy use; and 50 percent of procured steel using recycled content.
  • In Texas and Virginia, we are designing and building some of cleanest natural gas power plants in the United States (Panda Sherman, Temple I-II and Stonewall), which are expected to energize nearly 3 million homes when completed. The plants use high-efficiency power generation technologies to lower carbon emissions.

About Bechtel

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 Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. www.bechtel.com

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