Bechtel’s ThruPlus® Technology to be Used in Kazakhstan Refinery

Bechtel’s ThruPlus® Technology to be Used in Kazakhstan Refinery

15 November 2012

Bechtel announced today that it has signed a license agreement with JSC Pavlodar Oil Chemistry Refinery (POCR) for a major modernization and process design of a delayed coking unit (DCU) complex in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. The DCU complex will use Bechtel’s ThruPlus® Coking technology, a proprietary process for upgrading heavy oil into high-value, light hydrocarbon liquids and petroleum coke.

Bechtel Breaks Ground on 758MW Combined-Cycle Power Plant

Bechtel Breaks Ground on 758MW Combined-Cycle Power Plant

08 November 2012

Bechtel announced today that construction is under way on a 758-megawatt natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle power plant in Sherman, Texas. The company, along with Siemens, is designing and building the project for Panda Sherman Power, LLC, an affiliate of Panda Power Funds. Today representatives from the three companies joined dignitaries from across the state for a groundbreaking ceremony.

Bechtel Announces New Phase of First-of-a-Kind Port Design Research

Bechtel Announces New Phase of First-of-a-Kind Port Design Research

05 November 2012

Bechtel announced today that a groundbreaking study to improve the safety of shipping ports has entered a new phase.  The Research on the Passing Effects on Ships (ROPES) project, an international joint-industry research initiative led by Bechtel, has now moved from computer simulation to testing involving ships in port.  The results of the research will set new international guidelines for the design and construction of future ports.

Unit 2 of the Bechtel-Built Prairie State Energy Campus Power Plant Goes Live

Unit 2 of the Bechtel-Built Prairie State Energy Campus Power Plant Goes Live

02 November 2012

Unit 2 of Prairie State Energy Campus's 1600-megawatt power plant went live today, producing commercial power for its nine owners and their 2.5 million customers. Unit 2 is now under the control of the Prairie State Energy Campus (PSEC) team, a significant milestone in the process of completing the largest coal-fueled power plant built in the U.S. in the last 30 years. Beginning November 3, 2012, all 1,600 megawatts of PSEC power will be scheduled by the PSEC owners for the benefit of and use by its municipal and electric cooperative customer/members, from Missouri to West Virginia. More on the announcement can be found here.

Bechtel Team Installs Pedestrian Bridges for Dulles Rail Project

Bechtel Team Installs Pedestrian Bridges for Dulles Rail Project

02 November 2012

The Bechtel-led team building the Dulles Metrorail Project outside of Washington, D.C., successfully completed the installation of the pedestrian bridge that will give travelers access to the Wiehle-Reston East Station on the new Silver Line.  This is a significant accomplishment as the bridge crosses 12 lanes of highways, including the Dulles International Airport Access Highway.  Crews carried out the installation over a five-night period to limit disruption to motorists.

Bechtel-Built Solar Project Delivers First Power

Bechtel-Built Solar Project Delivers First Power

30 October 2012

The California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) has delivered its first 22 megawatts (MW) of power to San Luis Obispo County, California. Bechtel is building the 250-MW solar facility for NRG Energy and SunPower. CVSR is one of the largest central station photovoltaic solar plants in the world and has created approximately 350 jobs since construction started in September 2011.

Bechtel’s Kosovo Motorway Project Wins International Award

Bechtel’s Kosovo Motorway Project Wins International Award

29 October 2012

The Bechtel-Enka Kosovo Motorway project has won the program management award in the International Road Federation’s Global Road Achievement Awards 2012. The awards recognize best practices from leading road and highway projects around the world. They are designed to provide a road map for others to follow in continuously improving and advancing road development worldwide.

Bechtel Selected to Bid Next Phase of Dulles Rail Project

Bechtel Selected to Bid Next Phase of Dulles Rail Project

17 October 2012

Bechtel has been selected by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to submit a proposal to design and build Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. Phase 2 will provide rail service between Washington, D.C., and Washington Dulles International Airport. The company is currently building the first phase of the new rail line and is one of five teams to make MWAA’s short list of Phase 2 bidders.

Bechtel Provides Views on State of U.S. Environmental Cleanup Work

Bechtel Provides Views on State of U.S. Environmental Cleanup Work

16 October 2012

Bechtel announced today five of its leading authorities on environmental cleanup will share their insights at the 24th Annual Weapons Complex Monitor Waste Management & Cleanup Decision Makers’ Forum. The event takes place this week in Amelia Island, Florida.The forum brings together senior representatives from Congress, federal agencies, including the Department of Energy, state governments, and major environmental cleanup contractors. The theme for this year’s conference is "Raising the Bar on Project Performance to Address Long-Term Challenge."

Bechtel and Subsea 7 to Pursue Offshore Wind and Transmission Projects

Bechtel and Subsea 7 to Pursue Offshore Wind and Transmission Projects

08 October 2012

Bechtel and Subsea 7 announced today that they will work together to develop offshore wind and associated transmission projects in Europe, including the UK and Germany. The non-exclusive joint approach provides customers with Bechtel’s unmatched experience designing and building some of the world’s most complex projects and Subsea 7’s global expertise in seabed-to-surface engineering and construction. Together they provide developers and utilities a single contracting group to take responsibility for the delivery of their projects.