The expansion of the water treatment works will help enable the Hong Kong government’s various housing and economic developments along the northern shore of Lantau under the Sustainable Lantau Blueprint. “Our global experience in water treatment has helped us identify ozone-activated carbon filtration as a possible solution for the extension of WSD’s Siu Ho Wan Water Treatment Works. The ozonation process increases the disinfection capacity of the plant and improves water quality,” said Andy Kwok, Managing Director, Black & Veatch Hong Kong. Cost efficiencies can be achieved through the longer lifespan of the filters while coping with North Lantau’s anticipated increase of water demand. Black & Veatch will be carrying out the investigation study, site investigation, design, preparation and assessment of tenders and supervising the construction works of the Siu Ho Wan Water Treatment Works extension. The Siu Ho Wan project reflects Black & Veatch’s long-term business strategy of supporting the provision of safe drinking water to communities in Hong Kong. A recent example of this strategy includes the company’s appointment as one of the independent inspectors of Hong Kong's reservoirs. The consultancy agreement is based on New Engineering Contract (NEC) principles that facilitates sound project management practices and defines legal relationships. Project success in terms of time, cost savings and improved quality is achieved through deeper collaboration with clients, like WSD, to identify and resolve risks. Editor's Notes: The Siu Ho Wan Water Treatment Works extension consultancy agreement was awarded to Black & Veatch at $54 million. Black & Veatch has played an integral role in developing Hong Kong water supply since 1930. The company continues to work on a number of flagship water projects in Hong Kong including the design of Hong Kong’s first reverse osmosis desalination plant at Tseung Kwan O and the development of a sustainable design to reduce the burden on fresh water and use of energy at the expansion of Hong Kong International Airport. Media Contact Information: EMILY CHIA | +65 6761 3511 p | +65 9875 8907 m | ChiaLP@BV.com24-HOUR MEDIA HOTLINE | +1 866 496 9149 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 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. Southeast Asia’s Journey Toward a Cleaner Energy Future Strong economic growth, low gas prices and environmental goals are transforming natural gas demand in Southeast Asia.