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Black & Veatch and Royal HaskoningDHV partner to deliver sustainable water solutions

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Alternative water treatment technology could produce capital savings, environmental gains

Black & Veatch has signed a teaming agreement with Royal HaskoningDHV to apply Nereda® wastewater treatment technology to projects in the United States. Developed by Royal HaskoningDHV, the innovative, sustainable solution is cost-effective, energy efficient and requires a footprint up to four times smaller than traditional water treatment systems.

Nereda wastewater treatment technology purifies water through a method called aerobic granular biomass. The streamlined process requires less mechanical equipment, reducing installation area by up to 75 percent compared to conventional water treatment systems. Fewer operational elements also equate to energy savings of up to 50 percent for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities.

“Nereda adds a leading edge technology to our sustainable water management offerings. This economical and energy efficient solution provides an internationally proven, award-winning option for our clients. Nereda will provide ratepayers with cleaner wastewater, treated on a smaller footprint against lower costs."

Mike Orth, Executive Managing Director for Black & Veatch’s water business

The Deodoro wastewater treatment plant in Rio de Janeiro is the first Nereda implementation in the Americas and opened in June, just ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. The plant is contributing to better living conditions for nearly 480,000 Brazilians and will help improve water quality in local waterways.

“We trust that our partnership with Black & Veatch will catalyze adoption of this modern and sustainable treatment technology,” said Andreas Giesen, Director of Technology, Royal HaskoningDHV. “In combination with agreements with other leading service companies and a license partnership with a U.S.-based technology provider, we are poised to best serve the U.S. market.”

Editor’s Notes:

  • Learn more about Black & Veatch’s enterprise sustainability solutions here: bv.com/services/enterprise-sustainability
  • Results from the Black & Veatch 2016 Strategic Directions Water Industry Report found that more than half (52 percent) of water providers surveyed have energy efficiency goals in place, but list financial and technological factors as top barriers. Read the full report here

About Royal HaskoningDHV

Royal HaskoningDHV has been making a world of difference in people’s lives since 1881. As an independent international engineering and project management consultancy, we have been working with clients to successfully deliver projects which contribute to improving living circumstances around the world for 135 years. www.royalhaskoningdhv.com 

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Black & Veatch Media Contact Information:
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Royal HaskoningDHV Media Contact Information:
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About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2015 were US $3.0 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media.

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