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Bechtel Named Top U.S. Contractor for 14th Straight Year

May 9, 2012


2012 Marks 14th Consecutive Year in Top Spot


SAN FRANCISCO, May 9, 2012 - Bechtel Corporation has been named the top U.S. contractor in 2012 by Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leading publication for the engineering and construction industry. This marks the 14th consecutive year that Bechtel has ranked first on ENR’s Top 400 Contractors list.

In addition, Bechtel ranked number one on the following specialized lists:

  • Top 20 Petroleum
  • Top 20 Transportation
  • Top 20 Power
  • Top 20 Industrial
  • Top 20 Hazardous Waste Contractors
  • Top 100 Contractors by New Contracts
  • Top 50 Contractors Working Abroad 

"This recognition reflects the complexity and magnitude of the projects customers trust us to deliver and is the direct result of the 53,000 people who work at Bechtel. They are the heart and soul of the company and their experience, expertise, and dedication to quality work are the reasons we consistently achieve these rankings,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Riley Bechtel.

Read about ENR’s Top 400 Contractors.

In 2011, Bechtel helped customers achieve their goals on dozens of projects in nearly 40 countries. Through the company’s five global business units, people who work at Bechtel completed or advanced complex projects that include airports, motorways and rail systems; liquefied natural gas facilities and refineries; first-of-a-kind facilities to safely treat radioactive waste and eliminate obsolete chemical weapons; mineral processing facilities in remote locations; a broad range of power generation facilities; and communications infrastructure.

Read about Bechtel’s 2011 accomplishments in the company’s annual report.

About Bechtel:

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world.  We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex or how remote. Bechtel operates through five global business units that specialize in civil infrastructure; power generation, communications and transmission; mining and metals; oil, gas and chemicals; and government services.

Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries on all seven continents.  Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 50 countries.  www.bechtel.com. 

Bechtel Contact:

Michelle Michael