Bechtel Ranks First On Top Contractors List

2013 Marks 15th Consecutive Year in Top Spot

May 17, 2013, 16:18 ET from Bechtel

RESTON, Va., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel has been named the top U.S. contractor in 2013 by Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leading publication for the engineering and construction industry. This marks the 15th 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 50 Contractors Working Abroad 

"For more than 115 years, customers have trusted Bechtel to safely deliver their world-class projects and these rankings reflect their continued trust in us to do so," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Riley Bechtel. "Every day, the 53,000 men and women who work at Bechtel apply their expertise and dedicate themselves to performing high quality work to ensure we remain the contractor of choice." 

In 2012, Bechtel helped customers safely achieve their goals on hundreds of projects in nearly 40 countries. Colleagues completed major refinery expansions in the United States and Thailand; a large copper concentrator in Peru; and construction of a chemical agent-destruction pilot plant in the United States. New project awards included three new mining-related assignments in Chile; two highly efficient natural gas-fueled combined-cycle power plants in the United States; an additional liquefied natural gas train in Australia; and a master planning services contract for an industrial city in Saudi Arabia.

Read about Bechtel's 2012 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 employees team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 50 countries. For more information about Bechtel visit

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