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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
Media contact: Julie Green T. +44 207 651 7887 M. +44 7766603260
/Web Site: http://www.bechtel.com
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