Black & Veatch Chairman and CEO Mario Azar has been named to United Way of Greater Kansas City’s governing board of trustees. Azar’s appointment furthers the longstanding collaboration with United Way by Black & Veatch, which in recent decades has contributed more than $28 million to the charitable aggregator.
Black & Veatch announced today that its 27-year support of Children’s Mercy Kansas City, including proceeds from its 25th charity golf tournament this week, have eclipsed $5 million. This week’s event resulted in the Black & Veatch Foundation presenting Children’s Mercy with a donation of $180,000 to help in the fight against childhood diseases.
Andrea Bernica, who was Black & Veatch’s lead employment and corporate counsel before serving as Chairman and CEO Mario Azar’s chief of staff, has been named Chief People Officer of the global critical infrastructure solutions leader.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has recognized a Black & Veatch-designed project— the Orange County Water District Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) Final Expansion — with a Project Excellence Award. WEF's annual Project Excellence Award pays tribute to excellence and innovation in the execution of projects and programs in the water sector.
As megatrends such as decarbonization, electrification and climate adaptation continue to transform the U.S. energy ecosystem, the sector acknowledges the pressing needs to modernize the grid, bolster its resilience and accommodate the acceleration of renewable energy, a new Black & Veatch industry report shows.
The urgency to increase liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and improve the security of supply will be central themes at Gastech 2023 in Singapore as the world faces volatile impacts from climate change and the challenge of ensuring a reliable and sustainable energy supply.
Black & Veatch, a global leader in critical infrastructure solutions, today announced the opening of a new recruitment office in Deer Park, Texas (Houston). The office will serve to accelerate the company’s goal to add more than 800 new craft positions in Texas within the next nine months.
Black & Veatch Chief Client Officer Patrick Hogan, who helps guide the global critical infrastructure leader’s alignment of its full portfolio of integrated solutions and services with clients’ needs, has been named to the executive board of regional nonprofit Climate Action KC (CAKC).
Global critical human infrastructure company Black & Veatch has released its 2023 Sustainability Report to update industry stakeholders on the progress it has made, along with its employee-owners and clients, on environmental, social and governance priorities. The report outlines steps the engineering, procurement, consulting and construction leader is taking to address carbon emissions and improve workplace safety, diversity and inclusion, ethics and compliance and more.
Black & Veatch, a global leader in decarbonization solutions, announces its completion of a comprehensive integrated resource plan for Jacksonville, Florida-based JEA, the community-owned electric utility looking to cut its carbon emissions by 80 percent over 2005 levels by the end of this decade.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aligns with the intentions of the two nations to accelerate climate action by identifying shared economic opportunities to navigate a successful transition to net zero. Beca and Black & Veatch will expand their collaboration to deliver a greater breadth of sustainability and decarbonisation solutions in Australia and New Zealand.
Black & Veatch, a global leader in critical infrastructure solutions, has been selected by Helix Water District in San Diego County, California, to perform design and engineering services for the district’s electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure project.
Melbourne, Australia (27 July 2023) – Black & Veatch, a global leader in critical infrastructure solutions, has joined Bioenergy Australia’s (BA) Sustainable Aviation Fuel Alliance of Australia and New Zealand (SAFAANZ).
As climate change presents increasing challenges and opportunities, global critical human infrastructure leader Black & Veatch has selected seven participants to take part in its 12-week IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator program, which provides funding and support to companies on the cutting edge of climate technology.
Black & Veatch, a global leader in liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure solutions – in collaboration with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) of South Korea – announced today it has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for the Ksi Lisims LNG nearshore floating production facility in northwest Canada.
At the helm of the 10,000 plus employee-owners is Chairman and CEO, Mario Azar, only the eighth senior leader in the company’s history. Sitting down with TBD Media for “A Moment With…” Azar shares his views as a visionary leader who believes that innovation and the strength that comes from diverse minds working together will help solve the world’s most pressing infrastructure problems.
Offshore generation of electricity has a leading role in the drive to decarbonise. Optimising Offshore Renewables Projects, is a new guide from Black & Veatch to help organisations reduce risk and ensure successful outcomes for offshore wind and marine energy projects.
Publish date: | OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS AND WASHINGTON, D.C.
Critical human infrastructure solutions leader Black & Veatch and DG Fuels LLC – an emerging leader in cellulosic drop-in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) – today announced they signed and began a binding agreement for Black & Veatch to perform a front-end loading (FEL-3) engineering report for DG Fuels’ launch project to be located in Louisiana.
As part of the Joint Electric Scaling Initiative (JETSI) project, global critical infrastructure solutions leader Black & Veatch today announced the design-build completion of 16 high-power chargers in South El Monte, California, for Schneider National Inc. (NYSE: SNDR), a premier multimodal provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services battery-electric trucking fleet.
From the challenges of chronically aging infrastructure and regulatory and climate change pressures to opportunities such as data’s promise and an infusion of federal funds, the U.S. water sector’s complexities continue to evolve amid pushes for greater sustainability and resilience, the newly released Black & Veatch 2023 Water Report shows.
The Saskatchewan Power Corporation (SaskPower) has selected Graham Black & Veatch, a joint venture between Black & Veatch’s construction entity in Canada, OCCI, and Graham Construction, to complete the additions of one simple cycle gas turbine to the Ermine Power Station, located near Kerrobert, and another to the Yellowhead Power Station, located near North Battleford. The project includes design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the facilities and related equipment and improvements.
Southeast Asia must continue to prioritize the integration of renewable energy and the addition of new natural gas infrastructure to achieve an affordable, resilient, and sustainable energy future, according to Black & Veatch, a global leader in critical infrastructure solutions.
As companies continue to set and strengthen sustainability goals, Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical infrastructure solutions, has developed Future-Ready Commercial Facilities, an eBook that details how companies can plan, design, and build their facilities to be net-zero.
The "Digital Equity Bus" designed by Black & Veatch for Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington as a mobile classroom for workforce development has won the top Edison Awards prize in the "Social and Cultural Impact: Bridging the Gap" category.
Affirming its global leadership in advanced decarbonization, sustainability and resilience solutions, Black & Veatch announces that the Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) latest “Top 500 Design Firms” Sourcebook again ranks it among the world’s leaders in power, telecommunications and water.
Black & Veatch, a global leader in critical infrastructure solutions, has been selected by The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) to provide preliminary design services for the first reach of the Pure Water Southern California (PWSC) conveyance system, marking the third agreement between the organizations under this program.
Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical infrastructure solutions, today announced that its chief information officer, Irvin Bishop Jr., was selected to the 2023 class of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC). The ELC’s mission is to increase the number of successful global Black executives by adding value to their development, leadership and philanthropic endeavors.
Black & Veatch, a global leader in critical infrastructure solutions, has announced Silas S. Dulan III as an Associate Vice President and the company’s Global Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Dulan will work with company leaders to advance commitments to creating and sustaining a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace.
As a global industry leader in decarbonization Black & Veatch has joined the UK’s Powering Net Zero Pact, an effort committed to a fair and just transition to net zero carbon emissions. The pact includes five areas of ambition, shared commitments and topics for collaboration, which together encourage the delivery of common goals for a sustainable future across the global power sector.
Ajay Kasarabada, associate vice president and director of environmental solutions for Black & Veatch, has been selected by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to serve on the secretary’s 2022-2024 Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC).
Michael Williams, Black & Veatch’s chief financial officer (CFO), has been named to the board of directors of the global leader in sustainable infrastructure solutions, the entirely employee-owned company announced today.
The Water Research Foundation (WRF) has awarded Black & Veatch a grant to investigate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in biosolids that pose a potential risk for the agricultural industry, food supply and ultimately, human health.
Through the company’s IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator, Black & Veatch is soliciting proposals from bold, cutting-edge thinkers and partners for promising technologies that accelerate the development of decarbonization and sustainability solutions.
More than a century since two University of Kansas (KU) engineering graduates launched Black & Veatch, that global critical infrastructure solutions leader is donating renewable energy infrastructure powering the university’s new welcome center on its main Lawrence campus.
Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical infrastructure solutions, has named industry expert and Senior Vice President Deepa Poduval as Sustainability Leader. In this role, she will advance Black & Veatch’s sustainability efforts in alignment with the Ten Principles of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, the CEO Water Mandate and its Caring for Climate Pledge.
Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant Ltd (LSEP Ltd) has appointed global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company Black & Veatch as the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contractor to support LSEP in delivering its Energy from Waste facility at the Lostock Works site near Northwich.
To help companies strategically define and operationally address their water quantity and quality goals and metrics, Black & Veatch outlines its ROI framework — reevaluate, optimize, innovate — in its latest eBook, Value Every Drop: An ROI Framework for Commercial Water Management.
With India’s reliance on imported crude oil, opportunities exist to plan for and grow the use of green hydrogen as a zero-emissions fuel source for the country’s transport sector, including commercial fleets and aviation.
Ajay Kasarabada, Associate Vice President and Director of Environmental Solutions for Black & Veatch, is now a member of the board of directors for U.S. nonprofit Transportation Energy Partners (TEP). TEP brings Clean Cities Coalition leaders together with the clean transportation industry to work on increasing the use of sustainable fuels.
Global water solutions leader Black & Veatch today announces its selection by the city of Charleston, South Carolina, to draft a comprehensive, integrated flood mitigation plan for the 155-square-mile community along the Atlantic Ocean.
Michael Williams, Black & Veatch’s interim chief financial officer (CFO) since June, has been appointed as the company’s CFO, the global leader in critical infrastructure solutions has announced. Williams also joins the company’s leadership team.
With an eye toward advanced technologies, Los Angeles soon will transform its bus shelter network in the runup to the 2026 World Cup and the 2028 Summer Olympics the city will host, adding 3,000 upgraded bus shelters as high-tech mobility hubs.
Black & Veatch has been awarded a lead role in the development of an initial 2GW of solar and battery storage by UK-based developer Amberside Energy. Black & Veatch will deliver technical advisory and support services for Amberside’s Solar & Storage Portfolio Framework Agreement.
Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, along with their joint-venture partner GEI Consultants, has won an Indefinite Delivery Contract for National Dam Safety Engineering and Design Services from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Dam Safety Modification Mandatory Center of Expertise.
Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical infrastructure solutions, announced at its recent leadership conference in Kansas City, Missouri, that it is taking steps to join the fight against this global issue by supporting three anti-human trafficking organizations: the Center for Combating Human Trafficking, the International Justice Mission, and Veronica’s Voice.
Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, has named Ruturaj Govilkar as Country Manager and Managing Director, India, to steer the company’s growth. He will oversee all aspects of Black & Veatch’s business in the country.
Black & Veatch announced today that its support of Children’s Mercy Kansas City, including proceeds from its 24th Charity Golf Tournament this week, have exceeded $4.8 million over the past 26 years. Contributions from the golf event, at Shadow Glen Golf Club in Olathe, Kansas, have gone directly to Children’s Mercy to support several causes since the tournament’s inception.
Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, today announced that CIO Irvin Bishop Jr. was named the 2022 Kansas City Global CIO of the Year® by the ORBIE® Awards. For over 20 years, the CIO ORBIE Awards have recognized technology executives for leadership, innovation and excellence in this rapidly growing, CIO-led national professional association.
Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, today announced that two of its water projects are included in “Beneath the Surface: The Journey of Water,” presented by the International Water Association and produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions. The film profiles innovators advancing security, resilience and stewardship into global water systems. The two projects discussed in the film, Soquel Creek Water District in California and Fontenelle Park in Nebraska, highlight Black & Veatch’s experience in developing holistic approaches that solve the industry’s evolving challenges, ensuring a lasting, dependable water ecosystem.
In an increasingly decarbonizing world, the U.S. electric industry is transforming itself as the growth of renewable energy and evolving distributed energy use forces utilities to find ways to accommodate new sources of power. Power-disrupting weather events and wildfires propelled by climate change are also testing the resilience of the aging power infrastructure in need of modernizing. Investment and regulatory uncertainties only add to the sector’s headwinds.
As Asia races to expand its variable renewable energy generation, more integration of generation, transmission and distribution technologies will be required to balance electric grids, enhance energy security and reach decarbonization goals.
Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, announced this week that Laszlo von Lazar, president of the company’s Energy & Process Industries business, and Mike Orth, president of the company’s Governments & Environment business, have been named to Black & Veatch’s Board of Directors.
Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, and Operation Breakthrough Inc., a nonprofit organization in Kansas City, Mo., have launched the Steve Edwards Renewable Energy Lab. The lab commemorates Edwards’ 44-year career at Black & Veatch and honors his contributions across global communities in the field of sustainability. The company celebrated Edwards’ retirement in late August.
As increasing tropical storm events and rising sea levels caused by significant environmental changes spur waterfront communities to harden their infrastructure assets, Miami-Dade County’s Island Village of Key Biscayne has selected Black & Veatch to help develop more resilient, sustainable infrastructure systems.
Black & Veatch, a global leader in decarbonization solutions, announces it has begun pre-FEED (front end engineering and design) activities associated with the KeyState Natural Gas Synthesis plant in north-central Pennsylvania. The project is expected to produce hydrogen, automotive grade urea (DEF) and ammonia while capturing and permanently storing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with the hydrogen production.
Black & Veatch announced today that it has named Barry Clegg president of BV Operations, a group comprising a centralized pool of resources and talent serving as the execution engine that keeps the global engineering and construction company running. BV Operations, with more than 8,100 professionals, houses project execution capabilities and resources, and maintains, develops and deploys global resources in support of the work the company performs around the world.
As global decarbonization accelerates through widening adoption of renewable energy and other green technologies, a new survey-driven report by Black & Veatch and Canary Media highlights the pace and progress of clean energy despite this year’s unusual volatility in the power sector.
Integrating mining infrastructure solutions across power, water and other critical technologies provides Australia’s mining industry with opportunities to overcome sustainability challenges at every stage of the mining process.
Black & Veatch has joined the Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC) as part of its efforts to accelerate the global shift to zero emission energy and speed the development of a global hydrogen energy economy.
Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, today announced involvement with SteelToad Consulting LLC, a Small Business Association (SBA)-certified HUBZone business providing authoritative cybersecurity and IT services. The agreement, part of the SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program, includes Black & Veatch acting as a mentor to provide skills and guidance on successful business practices that will help advance SteelToad to the next level of technology service delivery and capability.
Expanding variable renewable energy resources while boosting the reliability of Asia’s electric grid will require the use of integrated solutions, including gas-fired generation, to accelerate a successful energy transition.
The American Public Works Association (APWA) has named a Black & Veatch-managed sewer tunneling project in South Carolina the “2022 Public Works Project of the Year,” reflecting Black & Veatch’s excellence in construction management involving sustainable infrastructure. The Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) Reedy River Basin Sewer Tunnel — also known as the “Dig Greenville Project” — won in the environment category for projects costing $25 million to $75 million.
Savoy magazine, a leading African-American business and lifestyle publication, has named Irvin Bishop Jr., executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO) with Black & Veatch, to its list of “Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America.”
Looking to significantly expand its regenerative practice of transforming air and greenhouse gas into a material called “Aircarbon,” Newlight Technologies has chosen decarbonization solutions leader Black & Veatch to design the biotechnology company’s next commercial-scale plant in Ohio.
Recognizing the positive impact companies can make on social and climate matters, Black & Veatch released its Sustainability Report. The annual report provides a reflection onthe global engineering, procurement, construction and consulting leader’s progress toward its 2020-2023 sustainability strategy, as well as a look ahead as sustainability measurement and goal setting evolves globally.
Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, announces that two water-related projects in which it played key roles have been awarded “project of the year” honors from the Underground Construction Association (UCA).
Pioneering electric aircraft developer Ampaire and Black & Veatch – a global leader in sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy and transportation electrification – will collaborate on developing airport electrification that supports tomorrow’s electric aviation needs.
When Black & Veatch launched its first annual analysis of the U.S. water industry a decade ago, funding for needed upgrades to aging infrastructure was considered lacking as the economy dealt with the ongoing impacts of the “Great Recession.” Ten years later with inflation levels the highest in decades, the newly released Black & Veatch 2022 Water Report details what’s changed – and what hasn’t – as the sector’s complexities have grown to include evolving regulations, climate change and cybersecurity threats in addition to the persistent aging of the assets and workforce.
The United States Energy Association has appointed Mario Azar, incoming Chairman and CEO of Black & Veatch to its Board of Directors. The USEA Board includes senior executives from U.S. energy corporations, trade associations, and other organizations all of which represent the interests of the energy industry.
As the journey from education to employment becomes more complex, the challenges of building tomorrow’s workforce are intensifying, notably in the STEM education space. To build a foundation for long-term employment solutions for the engineering and construction industry, Black & Veatch has joined the Center for the Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) Network Council of Champions as the inaugural CAPS Network Engineering Champion.
Black & Veatch announced today that Dr. Leon Downing, a water industry expert with a track record of deploying cutting-edge nutrient removal technologies, has been named global practice and technology leader for nutrient removal in the company’s water business.
Irvin Bishop Jr., a Black & Veatch executive vice president serving as the global critical human infrastructure leader’s chief information officer, has been named the Information Technology Senior Management Forum’s “technology executive of the year” among large businesses with at least 1,000 employees.
Although dairy is a dietary staple in many American households, it can be hard on the environment due to the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) produced from dairy farms. To address this, Black & Veatch has partnered with Amp Americas to develop an engineering, procurement and construction project that turns cow manure into renewable natural gas (RNG).
Becca Schmidt, who directs engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) proposals in the renewable energy business of Black & Veatch, has been named an emerging leader by RMEL, an energy trade association that provides education and networking services to the electric utility industry.
Black & Veatch proudly announces mechanical engineer technician Brittany Kallenberger has been accepted to the Society of American Military Engineers’ (SAME) inaugural national leader development program (LDP) for innovative problem solvers.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Black & Veatch announced today the launch of a new joint venture, Twinify Technologies LLC, to provide digital twin solutions serving clients in asset intensive industries.
Underscoring its leadership in helping clients achieve advanced decarbonization, sustainability and resilience solutions, Black & Veatch announces that the Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) latest “Top 500 Design Firms” Sourcebook ranks it among the world’s leaders in power, telecommunications and water.
Black & Veatch announced today that it has named Laszlo von Lazar as President of its Energy & Process Industries (E&PI) business, following the move earlier this month of Mario Azar to Chairman and CEO elect. In a related move, Dale Claudel, an industry veteran, has been selected by the company to lead its Energy Utilities segment within E&PI.
Cindy Wallis-Lage, Executive Director of global engineering leader Black & Veatch, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, the foremost growth and networking organization for successful business owners and leaders worldwide.
Black & Veatch announces that it has been selected by Mitsubishi Power Americas and Magnum Development, co-developers of what will be the world’s largest industrial green hydrogen production and storage facility, to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for that Advanced Clean Energy Storage project in Delta, Utah.
The Black & Veatch Board of Directors today announces it has selected Mario Azar as the chairman and CEO for the company upon the decision of Steve Edwards to retire after 44 years of outstanding leadership, service and dedication. Azar, currently serving as president, Energy & Process Industries, becomes only the eighth senior leader in the founder, managing partner or chair role in Black & Veatch’s 107-year history.
Exemplifying resilience, sustainability and collaboration, a massive, $320-million project aided by Black & Veatch to bolster Atlanta’s strained water supply has won top honors as the Engineering News-Record’s water and wastewater global and Southeast project of the year. Black & Veatch served as owner’s engineer and supplied resident engineering, structural guidance and tunneling, mechanical, electrical and plumbing expertise.
Publish date: | Seattle, Washington & Overland Park, Kansas
Demonstrating community impact well beyond its iconic thrift stores, the Seattle region’s Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington today launched its state-of-the-art “Digital Equity Bus,” which will bring Goodwill’s computer literacy and workforce development classes to people in rural and historically under-resourced communities.
Unprecedented amounts of renewable energy are being integrated onto the grid, but with intermittency a major barrier to large-scale decarbonization, the world needs cost-effective long-duration energy storage. Hydrogen 2022: The Road to Energy Storage – a new eBook from Black & Veatch – looks at the pros and cons of current battery energy storage technologies and explores hydrogen’s role as an economically viable, technically scalable long-duration energy storage solution.
U.S. electric utilities are under growing pressure to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and integrate cleaner, more sustainable energy sources in a bid to meet aggressive net-zero energy targets, reaffirms the 2022 Megatrends in Powerreport from Black & Veatch and Clarion Energy.
With traditional project management approaches stressed by COVID-19, changing workforce dynamics and the increasing use of remote meetings, Avatour and Black & Veatch announce a strategic partnership that leverages digital collaboration to break down traditional meeting barriers, reduce risk and improve project execution.
Black & Veatch announces that Craig Lichty, vice president and client director for the company’s Governments and Environment market sector, has been named president of the WateReuse Association (WateReuse), the nation’s leading trade association dedicated to advancing the legislation, policies and funding of water reuse and recycled water.
With its abundant natural gas supply, Canada’s British Columbia is seeing increased investment in liquified natural gas (LNG) infrastructure as the world accelerates low- and zero-carbon energy resources. In advancing this effort, Black & Veatch performed the pre-FEED study and now proceeds with full FEED to deliver the proposed Cedar LNG Project that will produce low‑carbon, cost-effective LNG for the global market.
Black & Veatch announced today that it has been selected by Silicon Ranch Corporation to build a sprawling, 125-megawatt (MWAC) solar array in Lee County in southwestern Georgia. Once construction is completed later this year, the DeSoto I Solar Farm will be among the biggest solar installations in the Southeast.
Clear and ambitious decarbonization roadmaps will help Asia achieve an equitable energy transition, yet more than 50 percent of industry respondents in Black & Veatch’s 2022 Asia Electric Report lack such plans.
Underscoring its commitment to environmental solutions to its global clients at a time of accelerating decarbonization, Black & Veatch announces its Top 20 ranking in the Environmental Business Journal’s (EBJ) latest listing of top U.S. environmental consulting and engineering firms.
Through technology innovation and a sustainable and forward-thinking design approach, Black & Veatch has helped the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) achieve more than $300 million capital and operations and maintenance savings at the county’s wastewater treatment plants as part of the Ocean Outfall Legislation (OOL) Program.
Destacando su trabajo en la defensa de la diversidad, la equidad y la inclusión (DE&I) en el lugar de trabajo, Black & Veatch obtuvo otra puntuación perfecta en el Índice de Igualdad Corporativa (CEI) de 2022 de la Human Rights Campaign Foundation, manteniendo su designación como “Mejor Lugar para Trabajar por la Igualdad LGBTQ” por cuarto año consecutivo.
Highlighting its work in advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace, Black & Veatch earned another perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), sustaining its designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” for a fourth consecutive year.
With a clear focus on creating sustainable energy solutions and value for its stakeholders, Buckeye Partners, L.P. will build a 270-megawatt solar project in central Texas. To develop this critical renewable energy project, which adds to the company’s growing and diversified portfolio of lower-carbon solutions, Houston-based Buckeye has selected Black & Veatch to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the planned Project Parker photovoltaic solar project.
Shifting generation profiles, climate change, aging infrastructure and cybersecurity continue to challenge the reliability and resilience of electric grids around the world. Black & Veatch’s new eBook, Grid Modernization 2022: Reliability and Resilience offerselectric utilities a timely and practical guide to the basics of grid modernization and presents a range of solutions to modernize utility grid systems.
Recognizing the world needs innovative solutions to counter the ongoing climate crisis, Black & Veatch has selected eight promising start-ups to join its IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator program, which provides funding and support to companies on the cutting edge of climate technology.
The Republic of Korea runs on several energy-intensive industries, but a lack of sufficient natural resources means that Asia's fourth-largest economy is forced to import nearly all its energy even as it works toward aggressive net-zero goals. To answer the country’s need for sustainable infrastructure, Diode Ventures (Diode), a wholly owned subsidiary of Black & Veatch, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Energy Innovation Partners (EIP), subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, to develop, finance, build and operate renewable energy and data infrastructure projects in the Republic of Korea.
Irvin Bishop, Jr., EVP, Chief Information Officer (CIO) with global engineering and consulting leader Black & Veatch, has been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives.
With communities across Southern California seeking to accelerate electric vehicle adoption efforts, Black & Veatch announces the completion of 12 charging stations at Cathedral City High School (CCHS) in Palm Springs, California. The project, a key component in local decarbonization efforts, was made possible through ‘Charge Ready,’ a program from public utility Southern California Edison (SCE) launched to add charging stations in its service area.
The integration of renewable energy into grid systems – more than simply deploying renewable energy to replace the region’s large dependence on coal – is the biggest challenge facing Asia’s electric industry, according to findings from this year’s Black & Veatch Asia Electric Report.
Reflecting its unwavering championing of safety protocols, Black & Veatch proudly announces it has received the Michigan Voluntary Protection Program in Construction (MVPPC) STAR Award – the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (MIOSHA) highest honor involving workplace safety.
Black & Veatch collaborated with Shiok Meats for the conceptual design and layout of their first-of-a-kind advanced research and development facility for cultivated seafood, officially opened by Singapore’s Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Ms. Grace Fu in November.
While November’s COP26 conference further defined the importance of investments in clean energy to achieve critical decarbonization priorities, the event understated the unique challenges facing electric grid operators around the world as they balance the competing priorities brought on by a shift from fossil fuels and the ongoing need for reliable power provision. Navigating the uncertainty of the current decarbonization market will require ingenuity—today’s grid needs to handle multiplying sources of power generation and increased demand due to electrification efforts. Black & Veatch offers additional clarity on these circumstances in its new eBook, Clean Energy: Nuclear Energy and Decarbonization.
Following the recent announcement that Black & Veatch is implementing a new leadership team and operational structure to better meet evolving client needs, the global engineering, construction and consulting leader announces its appointment of John Janchar to its board of directors.
With the search for clean energy solutions a major focus of STEM education programs, Black & Veatch has teamed with local Kansas City-based organizations to fund and complete a new solar canopy installation at Operation Breakthrough’s new Ignition Lab. The Ignition Lab will help inspire the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students, advance clean energy and provide onsite zero-carbon solar generation. The Black & Veatch Foundation – the company’s charitable giving arm – was among the project's funders while Black & Veatch also engaged as the solar project design lead and videographer.
When the combination of two weather phenomena – a bomb cyclone and atmospheric river – inundated Northern California with record-breaking rainfall in October, Sacramento’s recently completed biological nutrient removal (BNR) facility did more than just weather the storm: it flexed its muscle in keeping the Sacramento River, and subsequently the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, clean.
With sustainability-driven global megatrends such as electrification, decarbonization, digitization and resilience aggressively reshaping the critical human infrastructure markets, Black & Veatch announces a new leadership team and operational structure designed to address the goals and issues of its expanding client portfolio.
Black & Veatch has been selected to help guide Marine Power Systems across subsystem design coordination, systems engineering and the certification of Marine Power Systems’ unique and flexible floating wind and wave energy generation hardware.
Facing mounting demand to integrate increasing amounts of renewable energy onto the grid and elevate their resilience to power-disrupting weather events and wildfires, U.S. electric utilities continue to wage a transformation keying on their need to modernize in a decarbonizing world. Black & Veatch’s new survey-driven Electric Report puts into focus the blend of challenges and opportunities for a sector tasked with bolstering their reliability in a rapidly evolving energy ecosystem.
Publish date: | Torrance, CA and Overland Park, KS
Honda and Black & Veatch have successfully tested the prototype Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) at a Black & Veatch construction site in New Mexico. During the month-long field test, the second-generation prototype of the fully-electric Honda AWV performed a range of functions at a large-scale solar energy construction project, including towing activities and transporting construction materials, water, and other supplies to pre-set destinations within the work site. Watch a video of the Honda AWV at https://honda.us/AWV.
Black & Veatch announces that Randy Castro, president of the company’s federal business and a retired U.S. Army major general, will be awarded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) highest honor – the Gold de Fleury Medal – in recognition of his lifetime achievements and significant contributions to Army engineering.
Black & Veatch has been selected by AES Clean Energy (AES) to serve as owner’s engineer for the pumped storage and hydropower portion of the West Kaua‘i Energy Project, which will be a critical step in helping the state move closer to its target of 100-percent locally produced renewable energy by 2045. When complete, the overall program will reduce dependency on fossil fuels – offsetting the use of 8.5 million gallons of fossil fuels annually – for the island’s more than 70,000 residents.
The increased frequency of extreme weather events is driving companies to realize the best way to protect their economic interests and maintain their social license to operate is to invest in climate resilience strategies. A new joint report from Black & Veatch and Industry Dive demonstrates this investment is key to protecting the foundation of each company. The report found 43 percent of all survey participants deemed core business operations or processes the area most threatened by climate change-related risk overall.
With digitization proliferating across the infrastructure sector, utilities are facing a higher risk of cybersecurity threats than ever before. To address clients’ changing needs, Black & Veatch has partnered with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to license the use of Consequence-Driven Cyber-Informed Engineering (CCE), a patent-pending methodology that will improve security within the nation’s utility infrastructure.
As the digital revolution redefines the definition of infrastructure, data centers are increasingly transitioning to high performance computing with higher rack density to meet demand for high-speed, reliable computing and analytics. Recognizing this, Black & Veatch and Future Facilities are working together to offer a suite of services including data center assessments, analysis and upgrades to maximize the efficiency and longevity of existing data center infrastructure.
For mountain ski towns like Vail, Colorado, climate change and warming temperatures pose an existential threat to the heavy snowpack on which the area’s tourism economy is based. To help reduce emissions, the Town of Vail turned to Black & Veatch, a global leader in electrification and engineering solutions, to upgrade its electrical systems as it prepares for 100-percent electrification of its public bus fleet.
Facing a dwindling water supply due to historic overdraft and climate change-fueled drought, Northern California’s Soquel Creek Water District is turning to an advanced recycled water purification system, delivered in part by engineering leader Black & Veatch, to help drive sustainable groundwater supply management and meet the state’s sustainability mandate.
As consumers and investors demand a greater focus on sustainability a new report finds the food and beverage industry setting more aggressive sustainability goals but still deferential to the bottom line. The Black & Veatch – Clear Seas Researchreport highlights the industry’s quest to increase efficiency, lower energy usage, and quell or upcycle byproduct waste despite a lack of in-house expertise to set and execute sustainability goals. At the same time, pressures to grow revenue and maintain profit margins complicate matters.
Recognizing that transparency is absolutely critical to protecting its reputation as a global engineering leader, Black & Veatch is proud to announce that it has satisfactorily accomplished its second flawless annual ISO 37001 certification renewal – the international standard for anti-bribery business management systems – for its office in Jakarta, Indonesia. Bribery is a destructive criminal activity that turns over $1 trillion of dirty money every year while completely undermining an organization’s credibility and trust.
As the electric industry addresses growing demands for lower carbon footprints and heightened reliability and resilience, a Canadian community is entrusting Black & Veatch to transform its power system into a technology-driven, enhanced “smart grid” meant to lower consumer costs and slash greenhouse gas emissions.
The global energy industry is looking to green hydrogen, a carbonless fuel generated with renewable energy, as essential on the road to decarbonization and climate neutrality. Given the scale of the investments needed to harness hydrogen’s potential – and the ambiguous costs associated with it – a new eBook from Black & Veatch provides clarity by examining market forces and financial considerations surrounding hydrogen technology.
Known as “forever chemicals” because they don’t easily biodegrade, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are drawing increased scrutiny from health agencies, utilities and the public for their presence in drinking water and their effects on human and environmental health. To help mitigate the issue, Black & Veatch has been selected by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) to lead a project to develop national cost models for compliance with the first national drinking water standard for PFAS treatment in the United States, a policy that will impact each of the more than 140,000 public water systems.
Recognizing that the world is in climate crisis, global engineering leader Black & Veatch is looking for bold, committed partners to help accelerate the development of decarbonization solutions.It is against this backdrop that thecompany kicked off its IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator, a 12-week virtual program that provides funding and support to startup companies on the cutting edge of climate technology.
As the first-of-its-kind, high-capacity public charging station for medium- and heavy-duty commercial electric vehicles (EVs), “Electric Island” in Portland, Oregon, has earned honorable mention in the sustainability category of Fast Company magazine’s 2021 “Innovation by Design” awards.
A global leader in decarbonization solutions and zero-emission transportation infrastructure, Black & Veatch announces its selection as technical expert in SCG International Corp. Co.’s effort to electrify its transportation fleets. More broadly, the project seeks to be a blueprint for sweeping EV adoption and infrastructure throughout Thailand and other markets that SCG serves.
Climate change no longer is a nebulous concept, as communities around the globe experience the devastating effects of rising temperatures and increasingly extreme weather events. To address this, policymakers, corporations and other stakeholders are plotting ambitious net-zero action, helping to establish electrification and decarbonization as the overarching “megatrends” of 2021, according to a new report from global engineering and construction leader Black & Veatch and Canary Media.
Black & Veatch announces that Dr. James Barnard, global process and technology leader for the company’s water business, has been honored with the American Society for Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) award for design. The OPAL award is bestowed upon exceptional civil engineering leaders in recognition of their lifetime achievements. The ASCE selected Barnard for his outstanding contributions to the field of design in advanced water pollution control.
Black & Veatch announces today that it has won a share of a seven-year, $800 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract (IDIQ) for architectural, engineering and other services to support the growing global mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
As the power industry’s needs rapidly evolve, utilities and other energy asset owners are confronting new and persisting challenges – everything from determining how to invest in assets to addressing changing customer demands and weather extremes -- while still delivering safe, reliable and cost-effective service.
Jennifer “Jenn” Shafer, associate vice president and director of dispute resolution for Black & Veatch, has been named to the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City’s (CCGKC) latest “Kansas City Tomorrow” leadership class.
Since coming out as a transgender woman in 2012, Black & Veatch’s Una Nowling has championed efforts to educate locally and globally about gender diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM). That commitment now is being recognized with one of Kansas City region’s premier awards for advocacy for women in STEMM.
Beca & Black & Veatch (B&BV) have announced a collaboration to deliver sustainability and decarbonisation solutions, combined with a strong local presence, to service minerals and metals operations across Australia.
A medida que el mundo reconoce los crecientes impactos del cambio climático, existe una sensación de urgencia por acelerar la transición a sistemas de energía, transporte e industriales con menos emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero y lograr modos de producción y consumo más sustentables.
Black & Veatch announces it has been selected by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) to perform preliminary and final design services for the Horizon Lateral, a $1.6-billion water conveyance system that will strengthen water delivery service for its customers.
The U.S. water industry is embracing innovation, sustainability and technology, including data, analytics and other “digital water” tools along with resource recovery processes. Combined, this continued progress helps to meet a host of challenges headlined by aging infrastructure, climate-related impacts and uncertainties from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a newly released report from Black & Veatch.
Transformation of the U.S. energy grid is underway against a backdrop of aggressive decarbonization goals even as electric utilities modernize to accommodate an influx of distributed energy resources (DER) and mitigate risks to system reliability.
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IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Black & Veatch today announced a collaboration to jointly market Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions, including remote monitoring technologies that combine near real-time data analytics with artificial intelligence to help customers keep equipment and assets running at peak performance and reliability.
Artificial Intelligence business Empati has commissioned Black & Veatch to deliver a study into the feasibility of using distributed production of green hydrogen to fuel vehicle fleets. Black & Veatch will provide an economic, logistical and technical assessment of onsite, on-demand hydrogen production’s potential as a fuel for fleet operators seeking to decarbonize.
Continuing its ascent as part of a diversified energy portfolio in an evolving, rapidly decarbonizing power industry, the U.S. solar market has eclipsed 100 gigawatts of installed electric generating capacity, doubling the solar sector’s size since 2018, a recent report found. And Black & Veatch, a global leader in power infrastructure solutions, continues to play a key role in helping satisfy the demand.
As Black & Veatch celebrates its 60th year of innovative operations in Canada, the company recognizes the more than 1,500 completed projects that span power and energy market segments, essential water management solutions, and telecommunications advancements across the country. With the milestone, the company’s experts – now at the forefront of the decarbonization and sustainability movements – see significant opportunities to accelerate Canada’s deployment of advanced infrastructure assets.
To address growing cybersecurity concerns, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has introduced the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirement for federal contractors. To help federal contractors prepare for their Level 1 - 3 assessment, Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC, has achieved accreditation as a Registered Provider Organization (RPO) from the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB).
Publish date: | Department of Energy selects global engineering leader to participate in R&D project aimed at capturing a ground-breaking 100,000 tons of CO2 per year
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Black & Veatch $2.5 million in federal funding to participate in a research and development (R&D) project aimed at advancing direct air capture (DAC) technology. The global engineering leader will develop an initial engineering design of a DAC system that aims to capture 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the atmosphere per year – currently, no existing DAC system has this level of capacity.
As renewable energy and storage assets create increasingly complex grid infrastructure management challenges, Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC and Copperleaf® announce a new alliance that provides electric and gas utilities greater ability to manage critical infrastructure. Using a robust, highly replicable software-backed solution in grid asset investment planning and optimization, clients will get a consistent, transparent and quantitative way to make complex trade-off decisions and develop mid- and long-term investment strategies.
The 2021 Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Sourcebook’s rankings underscore Black & Veatch’s continued leadership in the rapidly evolving energy, water, telecommunications and government services sectors
Engineering, construction and consulting leader Black & Veatch today announced the availability of its inaugural sustainability report. The report details the company’s efforts across seven environmental, social and governance commitment areas aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Progress towards each commitment is detailed across 2020, a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, racial tensions across communities in the United States and growing urgency to decarbonize our planet’s economies highlighted in the Company’s decision to exit the new-build coal power market.
The Global Water Awards’ Desalination Plant of the Year 2021 has been presented to a project drawing upon technical expertise from Black & Veatch. Singapore’s Marina East project was led by Keppel Infrastructure with Black & Veatch acting as technical advisor to end client Public Utilities Board (PUB).
As the need for integrated power generation, transmission and distribution solutions grows across Asia, Black & Veatch has further strengthened its power transmission and distribution team with the appointment of Jerin Raj as its Asia Power Transmission & Distribution Business Director.
With Black & Veatch having completed key front-end engineering design (FEED) work and cost guidance, Koch Fertilizer is undertaking a $90-million upgrade of its Nebraska nitrogen plant, looking to boost output while improving its reliability and environmental and safety performance.
Black & Veatch proudly announces that Randy Castro, leader of the company’s federal business and a retired U.S. Army major general, has been elected to the 2021 class of the National Academy of Construction (NAC).
To help address growing demand for solar energy generation in the southwestern U.S., Diode Ventures (Diode), a Black & Veatch company that develops global infrastructure projects, announced today that has reached financial close on the Grizzly Ridge Solar Project, a nearly 140-megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar field located in Hamilton County, Texas. The project was co-developed with RKB Energy, LLC (RKB).
The impacts of climate change are fostering a sense of urgency in the drive to decarbonize. Many organizations, however, remain unclear about how to achieve their NetZero commitments. Hydrogen 2021: A Roadmap to NetZero, a new ebook from Black & Veatch, helps organizations chart a pathway towards delivering their decarbonization goals.
Black & Veatch, a leading provider of low-carbon energy infrastructure solutions, has been selected to conduct the technical, engineering and commercial studies of the Andes Energy Terminal (AET) located in the Aguadulce Peninsula in Buenaventura, Colombia. The study will build on commercial and technical work previously completed by the sponsors and focus on the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification facility and 400 megawatts (MW) of natural gas-powered generation assets, in order to deliver reliable electricity to cities in central and southwestern Colombia.
Black & Veatch, a leading provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, today announced that Mario Azar, president of its global Power business has been named to the company’s Board of Directors.
Zero-carbon technologies, including carbon capture, energy storage, hydrogen, solar and wind, will allow the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to achieve its goals of zero-carbon emissions in its electricity supply by 2030, finds a recent analysis by decarbonization solutions leader Black & Veatch.
Digital modernization has led to an explosion in data, driving companies to increasingly seek out reliable, secure data centers that are both resource-efficient and sustainable. Black & Veatch, a global leader in data center engineering and construction, announces today that it has completed commissioning oversight for the world’s first zero water consumption commercial data center.
Looking to stimulate the development of integrated technology solutions to support the sustainability needs of their mining clients, Black & Veatch and Paterson & Cooke announce today their collaboration in offering industry stakeholders guidance on a unified approach to technology solutions in tailings, water and energy management.
As organizations around the globe work to modernize aging infrastructure, embrace decarbonization and adopt advanced technologies, Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC, announces today that it has promoted three leaders to expand its strategic services for new and existing clients.
Black & Veatch has further expanded its contribution to global decarbonization, and the export of U.S. renewable energy expertise, through the appointment of Sean Tilley to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC).
Although the COVID-19 pandemic shed new light on the importance of water and wastewater services, system resilience, funding and affordability remain challenges facing communities across the U.S., according to Black & Veatch’s new 2021 50 Largest Cities Water and Wastewater Rate Report. Released today, the engineering, construction and consulting leader’s new report highlights how the pandemic amplified several key issues facing the water industry including the disparities in funding across major U.S. metropolitan markets.
Companies of all sizes across business sectors are elevating sustainability as a core tenet of their practices, yet a new Black & Veatch report discovers that many companies continue to establish targets without a clear understanding of how to achieve them.
Black & Veatch proudly announces that licensed mechanical engineer Julie Eiter of the company’s federal business has been accepted to the Society of American Military Engineers’ (SAME) inaugural national leadership development program (LDP) for innovative problem solvers.
Black & Veatch announces that Patty Corcoran, executive sponsor of the company’s growth accelerator and a catalyst in driving positive change across the company, has been named Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). As a member of the executive leadership team, Corcoran will be responsible for leading all elements of Human Resources and managing talent and organizational capability for the company.