Bechtel Receives Full Notice to Proceed for Ivanpah Project

Bechtel Receives Full Notice to Proceed for Ivanpah Project

11 May 2011

BrightSource Energy has issued a Full Notice to Proceed to Bechtel for the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Facility Project in Southern California after successfully achieving financial close for the project. This milestone culminates a four year effort by BrightSource to permit and fully fund the project, which is now financed with a combination of U.S. Department of Energy loans totaling $1.6 billion, and major equity investments in the project of $300 million from NRG Solar and $168 million from Google. Bechtel started engineering design for the project in August 2009 and mobilized to the field under a Limited Notice to Proceed in October 2010 when permits were received. Completion of the three solar plants totaling 392 megawatts is scheduled for 2013. 

Recycling History to Deliver the Future

Recycling History to Deliver the Future

06 May 2011

Bechtel engineer Linda Miller met recently with Tom Edwards of BBC News London and took him on a tour of the Connaught Tunnel, a piece of London Underground history that is about to be recycled as part of a complex effort to deliver a new rail line under the City of London known as Crossrail.

Bechtel Announces 2010 Financial Results

Bechtel Announces 2010 Financial Results

25 April 2011

Bechtel Corporation today announced its business results for 2010, highlighting a strong year in which the company’s diverse portfolio once again delivered solid results. Bechtel had revenue of $27.9 billion; new work booked of $21.3 billion, which was up 5 percent from the previous year; and ended the year with project revenue backlog of $78 billion, more than two times annual revenue.

Bechtel and Solfocus Deliver Renewable Power for California Agribusiness

Bechtel and Solfocus Deliver Renewable Power for California Agribusiness

01 April 2011

Bechtel, SolFocus, and developer Sol Orchard announced today that a one-megawatt high concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) power plant was completed for Nichols Farms, a pistachio farm in Hanford, CA. The solar plant, which utilizes the SolFocus SF-1100S CPV systems, was designed and built by Bechtel.

Generation mPower Names Executive Leadership

Generation mPower Names Executive Leadership

02 March 2011

Generation mPower LLC, a joint company formed by The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE:BWC) and Bechtel to design, license, and build the next generation of nuclear power plants based on B&W mPower™ reactor technology, today announced several executive leadership appointments.

Bechtel Selected by Xcel Energy for Nuclear Plant Services

Bechtel Selected by Xcel Energy for Nuclear Plant Services

24 February 2011

Bechtel today announced it has been selected by Xcel Energy to provide engineering, field engineering, and construction services at the utility’s Monticello and Prairie Island nuclear generating plants in Minnesota.

Bechtel Completes Nuclear Job Ahead of Schedule

Bechtel Completes Nuclear Job Ahead of Schedule

09 February 2011

Bechtel today announced that it has completed a steam generation replacement (SGR) project ahead of schedule on Unit 3 of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in San Clemente, California. 

Bechtel’s Innovative Approach to Dulles Rail Project

Bechtel’s Innovative Approach to Dulles Rail Project

21 January 2011

USA Today provides an in-depth look at the innovative techniques being used to build the Dulles Corridor Metrorail project. Bechtel is part of Dulles Transit Partners (DTP), the lead contractor building the rail extension.

Bechtel Completes Power Megaproject

Bechtel Completes Power Megaproject

18 January 2011

Bechtel has turned over the Oak Creek power plant expansion project in Oak Creek, Wisconsin to the plant operator, Wisconsin Electric Power Company.  The move signals the completion of the plant, which is now one of the most efficient coal-fired power plants in the United States.