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Brendan Bechtel Chief Executive Officer

We believe it’s no longer enough to build the biggest projects in the world. We will also be known for building the best projects for the world.

The way we deliver projects for our customers and the world matters as much as what we deliver. Through our efforts in 2016, we helped build a modern workforce, created opportunities for local businesses, and reduced the environmental effects of our projects and offices:

  • Bechtel is delivering a 700-megawatt gas-fired power plant in Ohio. The facility will produce 50 percent less carbon dioxide and 90 percent less sulfur and nitrogen dioxide than coal plants. The project will also create around 700 construction jobs and has to date purchased around $34 million from local businesses.

  • Alongside our partners, Bechtel is providing front-end engineering and construction planning for Horizon Wylfa Newydd, a nuclear power plant that will boost Britain’s clean energy supply and power around 5 million homes. The project will generate nearly 10,000 jobs at its peak, including roughly 850 permanent jobs on the Isle of Anglesey.

  • Along with our customer, BHP Billiton, we inaugurated the Organic Growth Project 1, the largest copper concentrator built by Bechtel with a production capacity of 152,000 tons per day. Besides providing thousands of local jobs, it uses sustainable water sourced from our Escondida Water Supply project, which delivers desalinated seawater at 2,400 liters per second.

  • With our customer BP and joint venture partner, we are building compressor stations to transport natural gas for the South Caucasus Pipeline Expansion project in Georgia. Using a mix of design, procurement and technology we conserved an average of 100,000 gallons of water a year and saved an average of 371,316 gallons of gas per year, which equates to removing nearly 700 cars from the road.

  • Over the past four years, we reduced our carbon emissions by 15 percent and water consumption by 13 percent at our offices. And Bechtel supported social progress reaching more than 100,000 people through our volunteers and partners.

Bechtel completed implementation of its comprehensive strategy to advance sustainability across the business, which included 56 new tools, procedures and programs. As we transition now to meet our new long-term goals and targets, we will unleash innovation to improve our environmental footprint and savings on projects; enhance the resilience of vulnerable communities to natural hazards; and contribute ideas to achieve the global goals around meaningful employment, modern infrastructure and affordable clean energy.

We believe it’s no longer enough to build the biggest projects in the world. We will also be known for building the best projects for the world.