Black & Veatch Industrial and Institutional Services provide clients with global experience and local resources to create innovative solutions for their energy, water, industrial process, operations & maintenance, and sustainability needs. As a leading global engineering, consulting and construction provider, we work closely with clients to deliver solutions regardless of project size or location.
Our services and solutions include:
- Energy Sustainability: CHP, boilers, engines, fuel cells, renewables and microgrids
- Water Sustainability: Industrial water treatment and use management
- Industry 4.0 (IIOT): Adaptive planning and asset management services using ASSET360®, our cloud-based analytics platform that improves day-to-day decision-making
- Business Case, Financing and Turnkey Solutions: Trusted name recognition with financiers, construction contractors and original equipment manufacturers
- Facilities Engineering and Retrofits: Well-equipped to design, construct and commission new projects while maintaining critical operations
Michigan State University, T.B. Simon Power Plant
East Lansing, Michigan
The T.B. Simon Power Plant is a 99.3 MW cogeneration facility operated by Michigan State University (MSU). Serving as Engineer-of-Record, Black & Veatch has designed, engineered and constructed a variety of projects for MSU, including campus integration of distributed generation options and Smart Grid technologies.
Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus – Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Buffalo, New York
Black & Veatch is designing and assessing the financial and energy efficiency impacts of a community microgrid for a 120-acre campus comprised of several medical institutions and research centers. The core of the microgrid is an intelligent 5 MW CHP solution.Learn More
Koch Enid Water Treatment Project
After performing technical evaluations and developing preliminary process designs, Black & Veatch designed a water treatment system that receives tertiary wastewater from the city’s wastewater treatment plant, and treats it for reuse within the fertilizer plant.Learn More
Spirit AeroSystems Arc Flash Model Expansion
Performing a fault current reduction study of the auxiliary electric system, and quantifying the potential arc flash hazards on all of the electrical buses. The facility has over 200 substations and thousands of breakers modeled in over 30 models. Black & Veatch leveraged our ASSET360® platform to capture the constantly changing manufacturing operations, as well as developed an app on the platform to allow the Spirit employees to quickly find the most current relevant arc flash data ensuring a safer work environment.
Traditionally, combined heat and power (CHP) plants have been owned and operated by industrial and institutional owners who have enjoyed the efficiency benefits of onsite CHP. With lessons learned from the power supply issues created by Hurricane Sandy, industrial and institutional owners are more focused on distributed generation, including CHPs, as means of obtaining a reliable, resilient and efficient source of energy.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the 2016 U.S. electricity markets included 81 gigawatts of installed combined heat and power (CHP) capacity in approximately 4,300 industrial and commercial facilities. While most media coverage is on solar photovoltaics, electric vehicles, microgrids and net metering debates, the role of CHP may in fact represent one of the most significant long-term trends that will affect electric distribution.
Black & Veatch designed, procured and constructed a microgrid for Shell, which is using it to generate power while it also serves as a working test lab to explore advancements in renewable energy.