“We are honored and happy to be associated with Namami Gange Programme for paving the way for modern integrated wastewater management in Prayagraj,” according to Rajiv Menon, Managing Director, Black & Veatch India. The main objective of Namami Gange is to prevent the flow of untreated sewage into Ganga and its tributaries. The Prayagraj project lays the foundation for the creation of new sewerage and wastewater treatment infrastructure, enhancement of existing sewers and treatment plant, and the long-term operation of city’s wastewater system. The venture will be delivered by a public, private partnership (PPP) concession known as the Hybrid Annuity Model, awarded by the state public health engineering department Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam (UPJN), with the support of National Mission for Clean Ganga. The role of the consortium has been to establish what the PPP concession will need to deliver to meet new wastewater treatment standards. This encompassed creation of new assets, enhancement of existing assets, and operation and management of the new wastewater system after the construction and refurbishment work is complete. As a result of the consortium’s work it has been possible to prepare the PPP contract for a programme to increase the city’s ability to convey and treat 328 million litres per day (MLD) of wastewater by an additional 74 MLD. Engineers from Black & Veatch’s Mumbai offices reviewed the condition of the city’s existing wastewater system. Based on this, and the statutory wastewater quality standards and treatment capacity required for the city, the team devised the necessary programme of new-build and refurbishment work. Their programme covered both capital and operational expenditure. Click here to download a supporting image. *** Editor’s Notes: Black & Veatch has been working in India since 1915. Black & Veatch has undertaken more than 80 water projects in India, which include Mumbai Sewage Disposal Project and Kerala Water Supply Project. Prayagraj is situated at the confluence of three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna, and the invisible Saraswati - which forms the holy Triveni Sangam. Every 12 years the city hosts the Kumbh Mela, the Hindu mass pilgrimage to venerated rivers. Media Contact: MALCOLM HALLSWORTH | +44 1737 856594 p | +44 7920 701764 m | HallsworthM@BV.com 0 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 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media. Related Insights How are the Largest U.S. Cities Managing Rising Costs for Water and Sewer Services? According to respondents in the 2018-2019 50 Largest Cities Water & Wastewater Rate Survey, utilities are modifying how they charge for services to address revenue stability and affordability concerns. With Grid Modernization, Utilities Poised For Most Visible Transformation The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. FLNG Solutions Prove To Be Much More Than Potential It was roughly a decade ago when the initial introduction of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) solutions sought to help bring uneconomic gas reserves offshore, such as those in remote locations, to the market. Over the past few years, however, we’ve watched as offshore FLNG capabilities have moved closer to the mainland, offering a very flexible and economical solution to operators looking to offload their supply around the world. Four Big Trends in Gas-to-Power Hold Promise for U.S. Market Major energy shifts are afoot, and the United States will play a critical role going forward. The EIA projects that by 2022, the U.S. will become a net energy exporter, according to its newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2018. For natural gas, this shift will happen even earlier, around 2020, the EIA says. Market Strives to Deliver Over Pipeline Challenges As if the persistent low-price environment wasn’t enough, rampant natural gas production in the Appalachian and Permian Basins is ramping up concern that pipeline take-away capacity can’t keep up. This comes as the United States natural gas industry prepares to enter one of its strongest growth periods to date, driven by increasing global demand for low cost natural gas supplies and growing domestic demand for cleaner energy sources.