Bechtel Group, Inc. operates as an engineering, construction, and project management company. It offers technology; development, financing, and ownership; procurement; and safety and environment services for roads and rail systems, airports and seaports, fossil and nuclear power plants, refineries and petrochemical facilities, mines and smelters, defense and aerospace facilities, environmental cleanup projects, telecommunications networks, pipelines, and oil and gas field development. Bechtel serves various markets, such as civil infrastructure; communications; mining and metals; oil, gas, and chemicals; and power, as well as the U.S. government services. The company was formerly known as W.A. Bechtel Co. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Bechtel Group, Inc. has additional offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the Greater China, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.