Bechtel has won a contract on Intel’s biggest construction project, ever – building two new chip factories in New Albany, Ohio at a cost of $20bn.
Creating 7,000 construction jobs, it will be the largest single private investment in Ohio’s history, Intel said.
Bechtel will design and build the 2.5 million-sq-ft Phase 1 of “Intel Ohio”, including 600 thousand square feet of cleanrooms.
The company said construction will require as much steel as eight Eiffel Towers and “as much concrete as the tallest skyscrapers”.
“Bechtel is proud to work with Intel and the people of Ohio to reclaim US semiconductor manufacturing,” said Catherine Hunt Ryan, president of Bechtel’s manufacturing and technology business.
Bechtel said it will partner with the North America’s Building Trades Unions and work with local colleges to implement training programs.
“Intel has chosen Bechtel to deliver our largest construction project to date, advancing our mission to create a more sustainable, resilient, and geographically balanced supply of silicon,” said Jackie Sturm corporate vice president at Intel.