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Bechtel Returns To New York To Help Solve the City’s Biggest Infrastructure Challenges

New Manhattan office will support region in building transformative, resilient, and sustainable projects

Published 02-20-20

Submitted by Bechtel

Bechtel, the top-ranked engineering and construction company in the U.S., has opened a new office in New York City to support local leaders in solving the region’s infrastructure challenges.

On Thursday, Bechtel held a reception marking its new presence in Manhattan on Broadway. Bechtel Chairman and CEO Brendan Bechtel discussed the company’s commitment to the region before an audience of more than 100:

“Big cities around the world are coping with congestion, the effects of climate change, and aging infrastructure, and nowhere are these challenges more complex than in New York. Our goal is to be a partner in helping New York realize its vision of reducing carbon emissions, improving transportation, expanding its digital technology and ensuring equal access to safe, reliable infrastructure.

“We look forward to matching our global expertise with the skills and talents of New Yorkers to help customers deliver the equity, sustainability, and resiliency that improve people’s lives.”

Bechtel’s New York team is led by Keith Sibley, who has led many infrastructure projects in big cities in North American and Europe.

Keith recently managed a major subway extension in Toronto, Canada. Prior to that, Keith worked in England on a new 62 miles-plus railway beneath London, and a series of station upgrades across the London’s historic underground “tube” network. He previously managed a large-scale expansion at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, and tunnels, bridges, and rail projects in Boston.

“Bechtel has significant experience supporting New York with new insight, technology, and solutions for connecting the region. We look forward to collaborating with the local community to address the needs of the next generation of infrastructure,” said Sibley.   

Over Bechtel's 122-year history, the company has been a trusted partner in delivering some of America's signature infrastructure, such as the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART), Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert, and Washington, D.C.’s Metrorail system and phase one of its Silver Line.


Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.  

Bechtel serves the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.

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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 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

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