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Bechtel to Provide Management Services for Delivery of Largest

Deep-water Port in US

VENICE, La., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel, a global leader in

planning, designing, and building port and marine projects, has been

selected by LIGTT Project Company LLC to provide management services

for the pre-construction of the Louisiana International Gulf Transfer

Terminal. The innovative new cargo transfer terminal off Louisiana's

Gulf Coast will be the largest deep-water port in the United States

and will cater to the new classes of larger, more economical ships.

The port will enhance America's international trade capabilities.

LIGTT Project Company expects the new port to generate more than

33,000 jobs in Louisiana and Mississippi.

"This terminal will increase America's shipping efficiency by

accommodating the larger vessels to come through the expanded Panama

Canal, as well as the even-larger Super Post-Panamax vessels currently

in operation," said Patrick Harvey, principal of LIGTT Project

Company. "It will also expand America's shipping capacity by using a

hub-and-spoke system to transport goods to and from America's

heartland via the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Given the

high-level nature of this project, we're glad to have such a

world-class partner in Bechtel, a company synonymous with quality."

Bechtel has already begun pre-construction work for the 250-acre

deep-water port and will provide preliminary services for overseeing

the design and permitting of the facility. The company also will

prepare for early procurement and terminal operator integration.

"This is an innovative infrastructure project that will help the

United States in the Post-Panamax era, by enabling the nation to

handle the larger ships of tomorrow, while increasing the utilization

and efficiency of our extensive inland waterway system," said Walker

Kimball, managing director of Bechtel's global infrastructure

business. "We will build on our long-term presence in the Gulf Coast

region to support the development of job creation and training

programs, with an emphasis on hiring veterans," he said. "We look

forward to working with LIGTT Project Company on this important


Bechtel has overseen more than 80 port and harbor projects around the

world, including 28 in the last decade. Notable projects include

Jubail Port (Saudi Arabia), Port of Los Angeles Container Port (USA),

Hay Point Coal Terminal (Australia), and the recently completed

Khalifa Port (UAE).

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


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Media contact: Julie Green T. +44 207 651 7887 M. +44 7766603260

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