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Solutions Online - Expert Perspectives from Black & Veatch Leaders

Solutions Online - Expert Perspectives from Black & Veatch Leaders

LNG Rail Perspective

Indonesia Perspective


Maximizing Partnerships to Accelerate Development in Indonesia

Developing 35,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity by 2019 will not be as simple as flicking a switch. Indonesia is embarking on an ambitious, noble and complex engineering and construction effort that will lay the building blocks for the future of its economy and people. However, one of the critical ... Read More

Perspective: The Future of Engineering


Building Toward The Next Generation

Engineering is a passion for me, and if you're reading this, it's likely a passion for you, too. We've had an opportunity to dream, create and build, often improving the lives of entire communities in the process. We know that there is a shortage of engineers in our universities, and in reality ... Read More

Water Finance Perspective


Helping Customers in Need While Solving Financial Issues

Water utility managers are faced with a dilemma. They have a well-documented need to raise rates in order to help fund urgent capital improvements for plant and equipment. At the same time, they need to be mindful about the portion of their customers who are having ... Read More 

Realizing Value with ISO 55001

In January 2014, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 55001, the new international asset management standard. This new standard is the result of more than three years of development and collaboration among 30 participating countries, including the ... Read More  

Asset Management Perspective

 

Three Common Myths about Public-Private Partnerships

Customer rates are impacted by the decision to move forward with large-scale capital programs. The source of funding does not change the reality of the need for additional revenues to finance infrastructure improvements. Increasing rates is the cost of maintaining, expanding and ... Read More 

Finance Perspective

GCC Energy Perspective


Power Generation Continues to Evolve in the GCC

The Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) states ‰ÛÒ Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ‰ÛÒ represent Black & Veatch's current focus in the Middle East. This is a fast-growing region. The demographic changes the GCC is going through ‰ÛÒ population growth ... Read More  

China Is Poised For Unconventional Gas Boom

China's natural gas market is maturing rapidly and its influence on the global gas sector will only increase in the years ahead. Economic and policy reforms underway will ease the adoption of natural gas over the mid-to-long term and set the scene for China to have a greater influence over global ... Read More

China Perspective

 

Shale Gas Revolution Reaches U.S. Rail Industry

The implications of the U.S. shale gas revolution extend far beyond the traditional power and heating markets. Sector growth in manufacturing, fertilizer production and gas processing, among others, has received significant attention from both media and investors. Many large-scale ... Read More

Policy Perspective


Public Policy and Smart City Collaboration

Smart city collaborations will be shaped or stymied by the formal and informal rules that govern multi-stakeholder partnerships. In the absence of a common vision for smart infrastructure, municipal and federal regulations can be at odds with proposed ... Read More 

Australia Perspective


Missed Opportunity to Embrace Potable Water Reuse

As the world’s driest inhabited continent, subjected to a “boom and bust” of floods and drought conditions as well as ever-changing climate change patterns, Australia has had to plan and manage its water resources more than most nations. Recognized by water industry leaders for some of the most ... Read More

Conversion to LNG Necessary For Marine Industry

Efforts to convert shipping vessels to LNG are advancing rapidly across the marine industry. There are approximately 40 marine vessels (not counting LNG dual-fuel carriers) in use today currently powered by LNG. This number is expected to grow exponentially, to 1,800 vessels by ... Read More

LNG Marine Perspective

 

UK Perspective

 

UK Perspective on Flood Management

Major weather events such as the 2011 tsunami in Japan, 2012's Superstorm Sandy in the United States and the UK floods of 2014, have raised concern over the resilience of key infrastructure to headline news status. This increasing public awareness of the risks to critical infrastructure assets ... Read More

Asia Hydropower Perspective


Harnessing Asia’s Potential to Generate Power from Water

A common misconception is that hydropower is limited to schemes that include large-scale dam developments. In reality, small- and mid-scale run-of-river projects can be successfully developed with lower capital start-up costs. By connecting remote areas to the grid, these projects can ... Read More 

Asia Looks at Water Resilience with Fresh Eyes

Increased population, coupled with greater urbanization and‰Û¬a rising middle class in developing countries, is putting significant strain on our water supply and water infrastructure in Asia. Governments, communities and water system providers recognize the issues and have been rethinking how they ... Read More 

Asia Water Perspective

Singapore Perspective


Land Constraints, Reuse Drive Membrane Bioreactor Deployments

Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) technology is a fast-emerging treatment process that reduces the amount of space needed to treat used water to advanced or tertiary levels of treatment. Studies show that MBR can produce treated used water that is of a quality high and consistent enough to be discharged ... Read More 

Global Renewables Perspective

 

Will China's IPPs Alter the Global Renewables Landscape?

Over the past few years, both renewable generation and renewable equipment manufacturing have surged in China. Now, a combination of government initiatives, macroeconomic shifts and market forces could drive Chinese renewable energy independent power producers (IPPs) onto the world market at ... Read More

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