Seven decades in the U.K.

Bechtel has spent seven decades building some of the U.K.’s most iconic projects, from the Elizabeth LineChannel Tunnel, West Coast Main Line to the London City and Gatwick airport expansions to the Great Yarmouth Power Station.

As we look ahead to the next seven decades, Bechtel is helping the U.K. tackle some of its biggest challenges:

  • We are supporting world-class projects that will turbocharge a truly global nation, accelerating progress, expanding access and opportunity, protecting people and the planet, and building a path to net zero.
  • We are finding innovative ways to deliver the best solutions to engineering and construction problems in rail, aviation, power, energy, defense, and digital infrastructure for our U.K. customers.
  • We have partnered with the local supply chain to export billions of pounds worth of U.K. goods and services on our projects around the world.
  • In 2022, we supported a report by the Northern Policy Foundation on how to improve U.K. infrastructure delivery.

As one of our global headquarters, our London office remains fundamental to our work across the U.K., Ireland, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Its reach is essential to supporting customers delivering projects that are accelerating progress by building the path to net zero, protecting people and the planet, and creating access and opportunity worldwide.

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Shaping the U.K.'s path to net zero

Shaping the U.K.'s path to net zero

The U.K. has a set a target to cut carbon emissions and become net zero by 2050. We’re helping them achieve their goal with clean energy solutions from innovative floating offshore wind with Hexicon to carbon-free nuclear energy at Horizon’s Wylfa Newydd power plant. We've also partnered with Drax, the U.K.'s largest decarbonzing project, to identify opportunities for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage plants around the world. 

Protecting people & the planet

Protecting people & the planet

We’re helping the U.K. government deliver a safer and more secure nation with projects dedicated to modernizing essential infrastructure at the Royal Navy’s Devonport Dockyard and eliminating environmental hazards at Sellafield. We've also helped to enhance defense readiness with the U.K. Ministry of Defence Programme.

Building digital & future cities

Building digital & future cities

Our U.K. customers are redefining cities with projects to best serve future generations. They’re improving quality of life, creating greater resiliency to natural disasters, and ensuring sustainable growth, and we’re helping deliver this future with projects like CityFibre’s rollout that advance digital networks and create global opportunities.

Increasing mobility in the U.K.

Increasing mobility in the U.K.

With rapid urbanization, population growth, and the changing climate, high-performing infrastructure has become more important than ever. We’re supporting our U.K. customers to deliver projects such as Crossrail and High Speed 2 that boost economic development while enabling sustainable growth.

Helping the community

Helping the community

Our U.K. team is devoted to supporting local communities and building a diverse STEM community. We’ve helped our customers through some of their biggest challenges, supported students in global competitions, and promoted increased diversity in the engineering field.

Seven decades in the U.K.

Seven decades in the U.K.

2022 marks 70 years of Bechtel in the UK. Download this brochure to learn more about our history, our U.K. expertise, and our approach to building legacy projects

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