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Top Bechtel Government Contracts In 2023

Top Bechtel Government Contracts In 2023

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Over the years, Bechtel Corporation has been contracting with several government agencies to build infrastructure, transportation systems, energy facilities, and other engineering projects.

To know more about the projects of a leading engineering company, here are the top Bechtel government contracts available in 2023.

  1. Bechtel-Led Entity to Operate DOE’s Waste Isolation Facility

united states government DOE's Waste Isolation Facility

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  • Contracting activity: DOE Office of Environmental Management
  • Contract type: Cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract
  • Value: $3 Billion
  • Start date: September 30, 2022

The Department of Energy awarded Tularosa Basin Range Services LLC, a Bechtel-led business entity, a prospective 10-year contract in July 2022. The contract has maximum funding of $3 billion to manage and maintain an underground repository for nuclear waste in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant will be managed by the Tularosa Basin Range Services (TBRS), which will be performing centralized characterization, transportation, experimental and testing, and program support

  1. Bechtel to Support Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant’s Closing

Bechtel to Support Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant's Closing

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  • Contracting activity: U.S. Army Contracting Command
  • Contract type: Modification contract
  • Value: $759 Million
  • Completion date: March 30, 2026

Bechtel National Incorporation received $759 million in funding for the closure of the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant.

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) destroys chemical weapons stockpiles at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. PCAPP has been given a contract to the Bechtel Pueblo Team, who will be responsible for its design, construction, testing, operation, and eventual closure.

The Army has an initial phase fund of $9 million for the research, development, testing, and evaluation in FY 2022. All work is scheduled to be finished by March 30, 2026, and will take place in Pueblo, Colorado.

  1. Bechtel 5-month Extension Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Closure

Defense contract for 5-month extension Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant closure

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  • Value: $71 Million
  • Completion date: September 30, 2022

Bechtel National Incorporation received a $71 million modification contract last June 29, 2022. Entailed in this contract is a 5-month extension for the operations at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant. It will run until September 30, 2022, and all work will occur in Pueblo, Colorado.

  1. Bechtel Approximately Four Years Extension Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Closure

Bechtel approximately four years extension Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant closure report

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  • Contracting activity: U.S. Army Contracting Command
  • Contract type: Modification contract
  • Value: $82 Million
  • Completion date: Feb. 1, 2025

On Dec. 22, 2021, Bechtel National Inc. received another modification contract for the closure operations in Pueblo Chemical-Agent Destruction Pilot Plan. The agreement has an estimated $82 million budget. All work will occur in Pueblo, Colorado, until Feb. 1, 2025.

  1. Bechtel to Provide Consultancy Services for TROJENA

Bechtel to provide consultancy services for TROJENA

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TROJENA, a mountain destination in the NEOM region of northwest Saudi Arabia, has hired Bechtel as its Project Management Consultant. TROJENA is vital to achieving Vision 2030 goals of growing tourism and diversifying the economy away from hydrocarbons. Bechtel will assist NEOM’s sustainability initiatives by managing TROJENA.

Located in the mountains of NEOM, TROJENA is 50 kilometers from the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba. The mountain area covers 1,400 km² and has altitudes ranging from 1,500 to 2,600 meters. The unique alpine climate, with winter temperatures dropping below zero, will benefit the 57-square-kilometer primary development.

In addition to playing host to the 2029 Asian Winter Games, TROJENA is expected to be open to the public and new residents by late 2026.

  1. Bechtel’s Three Years Extensions for Chemical Weapons Destruction

Bechtel's three years extension for Chemical Weapons Destruction

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  • Contracting activity: U.S. Department of Defense Program Executive Office Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA)
  • Contract type: Cost-plus award fee contract
  • Value: $1.2 Billion
  • Contract period: December 2023

In 2020, the U.S. Government formally added three years to the current Bechtel contract with an estimated cost of $1.2 billion until December 2023. Over 2,600 tons of excess chemical weapons will be destroyed at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot in Colorado.

As part of the contract modification, the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant will build three static explosion chambers to dispose of munitions that the PCAPP cannot process. This contract will help protect the public, the industry, and the natural environment.

  1. Bechtel to complete Units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro, Georgia

Bechtel to complete Units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro, Georgia

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  • Contracting activity: Department of Energy
  • Completion date: End of 2023

Bechtel was contracted in 2017 to finish Units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro, Georgia. These are the only new nuclear units being built in the U.S.

The project aims to create a carbon-free nuclear energy source. Nuclear power is essential to the U.S.’s strategy to reach net-zero energy consumption since it produces no carbon emissions and has minimal operating costs.

Unit 3 will start to operate and make electricity in early 2023, while Unit 4 is expected to work by the end of 2023. Once units 3 and 4 are ready to operate, they will produce sufficient electricity to power 500,000 households and businesses.

Bechtel Corporation FAQ’s

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What does Bechtel do?

The Bechtel Corporation is an EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) firm that serves the mining, transportation, energy, and utility industries. The engineering company has served the federal government and international clients for years, bringing excellent and secure services.

How many countries have Bechtel projects?

Bechtel has helped customers finish over 25,000 developments in 160 countries since 1898. The completion of these initiatives is directly correlated with increased employment and economic growth.

Where is Bechtel Corporation headquarters?

Bechtel Corporation’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco, California, United States. Bechtel has offices and projects in many countries worldwide and has a strong global presence in the engineering, procurement, and construction industries.

Who is the founder of Bechtel?

Warren A. Bechtel started W.A. Bechtel Co, which soon became Bechtel Corporation, in 1898. W.A. Bechtel Co. built railroads and other infrastructure throughout the West. Under Warren Bechtel’s direction, the company flourished and diversified, becoming one of the world’s major EPC firms.

Is Betchel Corporation a Net Zero company?

Bechtel Corporation’s leaders and executives are pursuing net zero emissions by 2050. The company’s goal is to make the world a better, safer place by reducing pollution and carbon emissions and making it easier for people to access resources and opportunities.

A Top Notch EPC Company

Because of the company’s excellence as a government contractor, Bechtel Corporation is one of the companies listed in the Top 10 Construction Contractors for the U.S. Government in 2021. Bechtel Corporation will continue to improve and develop engineering processes to keep its clients ahead of the industry.

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Written by Dawn Pamulaya

Dawn is a professional writer who formerly worked on different websites across Asia, Europe, and America. Today, she focuses more on creating informative content, helping people find their source of business news through GovCon.

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