Bechtel named top contractor
San Francisco, May 21, 2008
Bechtel has been named the top US contractor for the tenth straight year by Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leading US trade publication for the construction industry.
“We are proud to be recognized by ENR as the top US construction company,” said chairman and CEO Riley Bechtel. “We are confident that in 2008 and beyond, our skilled and dedicated employees will continue to build on 110 years of world-class service to our customers. We continue to focus on the quality of our work.”
Fueled by robust performance across its diversified global portfolio, Bechtel delivered world-class projects. North American operations accounted for 40 percent of its 2007 revenue and generated two-thirds of new work. Business was also strong in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, he said.
Bechtel’s project highlights for 2007 included High Speed 1 in the United Kingdom, the first high-speed rail project in the UK and Britain's first new railway in a century; the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington, the longest new suspension span built in the US in 40 years; Equatorial Guinea LNG, a liquefied natural gas processing facility that will supply at least 3.4 million tons of energy to the market annually; the Fjarðaál aluminum smelter, Bechtel’s first project in Iceland and the largest private investment in Iceland’s history; and Brown's Ferry Unit 1 in Alabama, the first nuclear reactor to come into service in more than a decade. - TradeArabia News Service