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 Wholesale Markets: Decentralization Abounds, More Customer Focus Needed Utilities traditionally have followed load, investing in assets when demand required it. Today’s wholesale markets are starting to push them in a different direction. Instead of load, utilities are being forced to follow their customers, and load doesn’t always come along with them. That’s leading to a wholesale market that’s becoming as decentralized and disaggregated as generation itself. The Business of Electricity: Will Distribution Markets Dominate? Imagine customers, third parties and perhaps even utilities participating in a market in which their investments in renewable energy and other forms of DERs could be monetized. The uptake of clean energy would dramatically accelerate, creating new opportunities for innovation and an open, inclusive energy economy. Energy as a Service: Power Without the ‘Plant’ When ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft began disrupting the taxi business a decade ago, taxi operators scoffed and said consumers weren’t ready for such a radical approach to their entrenched business model. Finding the Right Power Generation Mix As ratepayers continue to seek more renewable energy integration, the electric industry is struggling to create the optimal mix of fuels that will economically meet sustainability goals. Boosted by a slew of factors – including decreasing costs, advancing technologies, new carbon-reduction policies, consumer pressure and regulatory support – renewables show no sign of slowing down. But their ability to provide reliable, consistent baseload power remains firmly in doubt because of the inherent intermittency of wind and solar photovoltaic. Distribution Planning: More Twists and Turns Ahead Planning for today’s distribution networks is a little like driving down a foggy road at night. Knowing what’s ahead and having more visibility makes a ride like that easier, but the clarity those two conditions provide is lacking for utilities and other players in the power sector as they travel toward a modernized grid.