The U.S. Department of Defense has made public that Black & Veatch is among six firms that will provide design, engineering, planning, environmental, and construction inspection services for projects at military sites in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Belgium and the Netherlands. The Army Corps’ Germany-based Europe District will support military construction (MILCON), sustainment restoration and modernization (SRM), European infrastructure consolidation (EIC), and European Deterrence Initiative (EDI) missions in the contract area of responsibility (AOR) under the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts, which run through March 2024. The federal team of Black & Veatch, whose work with the U.S. military dates to the construction of Camp Pike in the nation’s preparation for World War I, has focused on a range of government services – from resilience preparation to energy mandate compliance and resource efficiency. Threat monitoring, essential defense technology infrastructure and the application of innovative private sector solutions to government infrastructure programs are also among key growth opportunities for the business. “For more than a century, we’ve served federal and military clients in projects that support their missions around the globe, and we’re committed to continue doing that effective, timely work in Europe,” said Randy Castro, a retired U.S. Army major general serving as president of Black & Veatch’s federal business. About the Army Corps of Engineers Europe District The USACE Europe District provides engineering, construction, stability operations, and environmental management products and services to the Army, Air Force, NATO, and other U.S. government agencies and foreign governments throughout the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command AOR. Media Contact: JIM SUHR | 913-458-6995 p | 314-422-6927 m | SuhrJ@bv.com 24-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.