Bechtel Retains First-Place Ranking on List of Top Contractors

Bechtel Retains First-Place Ranking on List of Top Contractors

24 May 2014

Bechtel once again has been named the top U.S. contractor by Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leading publication for the engineering and construction industry. This marks the 16th consecutive year that Bechtel has ranked first on ENR’s Top 400 Contractors list.

Bechtel Named Safety “Star” at Waste Treatment Plant Project

Bechtel Named Safety “Star” at Waste Treatment Plant Project

13 May 2014

Bechtel has once again earned the highest recognition for excellence in safety from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Voluntary Protection Program for the company’s work at the Waste Treatment Plant project on the historic Hanford Site in Washington state. This marks the second time the project has achieved Star status in the program, which recognizes contractors and employees who demonstrate outstanding achievement in safety and health—above and beyond U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards. In particular, the program focuses on grassroots, employee-led safety programs as well as manager involvement and follow-through.

Bechtel Recognizes Companies for Superior Performance on Government Projects

Bechtel Recognizes Companies for Superior Performance on Government Projects

12 May 2014

Bechtel has recognized 19 companies for outstanding work on government projects with the annual Bechtel Systems and Infrastructure Subcontractor and Supplier Recognition Awards. The awards honor subcontractors and suppliers that supported Bechtel‘s government services business unit in work such as environmental cleanup, national security science, construction, facility startup, and nuclear security and operations during 2013. 

Bechtel Corporate Quality Manager to Lead Quality Program at Hanford Nuclear Project

Bechtel Corporate Quality Manager to Lead Quality Program at Hanford Nuclear Project

24 April 2014

Bechtel announced that Michael Costas, head of the company’s corporate quality function, is joining the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant leadership team to lead quality, engineering, procurement, and other key functions on the project. Bechtel is designing and building the plant in Washington state to safely treat and package 56 million gallons of radioactive waste for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Bechtel’s Dulles Transit Partners Achieves Substantial Completion of Silver Line

Bechtel’s Dulles Transit Partners Achieves Substantial Completion of Silver Line

24 April 2014

Bechtel announced that Dulles Transit Partners has achieved substantial completion of Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, also known as the Silver Line. The Bechtel-led team built the 11.7-mile rail line that will connect to the Washington, D.C., region’s existing metro system for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

RFID Technology

Bechtel Takes Top Honor for Innovative Use of RFID Technology

22 April 2014

RFID Journal has recognized Bechtel with its Best RFID Implementation Award for the company’s groundbreaking use of the tagging technology. Bechtel is using thousands of active radio frequency identification tags to manage construction materials for the three liquefied natural gas projects the company is building on Curtis Island in Queensland, Australia. The RFID Journal Awards recognize excellence in the creation and use of radio frequency identification technologies.

Bechtel Wins Prestigious Engineering and Technology Innovation Award

Bechtel Wins Prestigious Engineering and Technology Innovation Award

08 April 2014

Bechtel has won a CETI Award for the company’s innovative use of RFID technology on the liquefied natural gas projects Bechtel is building on Curtis Island in Queensland, Australia. The CETI Awards honor individuals and companies that have conducted new and emerging technology implementations and are awarded by Fiatech, an international group dedicated to the global development and adoption of innovative practices and technologies. Bechtel received the award in the Intelligent and Automated Construction Jobsite category.

Bechtel-Led Team Selected to Build Hydroelectric Power Plant in Manitoba,  Canada

Bechtel-Led Team Selected to Build Hydroelectric Power Plant in Manitoba, Canada

25 March 2014

A Bechtel-led team, BBE Hydro Constructors Limited Partnership, has been awarded a contract worth approximately CAD $1.4 billion by Manitoba Hydro to build the Keeyask Generating Station on the lower Nelson River in northern Manitoba, Canada. The Keeyask Generating Station will have a 695-megawatt capacity and produce on average 4,400 gigawatt hours of electricity—enough to power 400,000 homes. The team, which comprises Bechtel, Barnard Construction, and EllisDon, expects to start construction on the project later this year, subject to regulatory approvals.  

U.S. Government Reaffirms Selection of Bechtel-Led Team to Manage Y-12 &  Pantex

U.S. Government Reaffirms Selection of Bechtel-Led Team to Manage Y-12 & Pantex

07 March 2014


The Bechtel-led Consolidated Nuclear Security,  LLC  has been directed by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration to immediately resume transitioning to take over the management and operation of the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Consolidated Nuclear Security was selected last year to manage and operate the nuclear security facilities but the transition was put on hold while the contract award was reviewed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Bechtel to Provide Management Services for Delivery of Largest Deep-water Port in US

Bechtel to Provide Management Services for Delivery of Largest Deep-water Port in US

05 March 2014

Bechtel, a global leader in planning, designing, and building port and marine projects, has been selected by LIGTT Project Company LLC to provide management services for the pre-construction of the Louisiana International Gulf Transfer Terminal. The innovative new cargo transfer terminal off Louisiana’s Gulf Coast will be the largest deep-water port in the United States and will cater to the new classes of larger, more economical ships. The port will enhance America’s international trade capabilities. LIGTT Project Company expects the new port to generate more than 33,000 jobs in Louisiana and Mississippi.