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NEXT Coalition chooses first pilot efforts in ‘Construction Safety Challenge’

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

Three months since banding together to promote and share work-site safety best practices, the NEXT Coalition -- an industry collaboration among leading critical infrastructure and construction companies – has chosen five pilot projects meant to protect crews against challenges posed by COVID-19.

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Diode Ventures Sells Fort Bend, Texas Solar Photovoltaic Project to Global Renewables Leader ACCIONA

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

Diode Ventures, a Black & Veatch company that develops global infrastructure projects, today announced that renewable energy leader ACCIONA has acquired 100-percent of a 240-megawatt (MW) ac/315 MW dc photovoltaic (PV) project in development in Fort Bend County, Texas. 

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Black & Veatch ‘Experts on Demand’ Service to Offer Food & Beverage, Biotechnology and Bioenergy Expertise

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

A growing global population and impacts from climate change are challenging the world’s food supply chain, making the future of food, beverage and agriculture sectors more exciting – or unknown.

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Building on Success Against COVID-19, Black & Veatch Launches Commercial Projects, Doubles IgniteX Funding

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

With the goal of delivering solutions to safeguard communities against COVID-19, Black & Veatch’s IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator has launched five projects of new-to-market technologies at commercial sites in the United States. Based on these early successes, Black & Veatch has announced it is doubling its funding goal for the program to $500,000.

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BPC – a Black & Veatch and PCL Construction Joint Venture – to help Alberta transition to a lower-carbon energy future

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

 BPC, a joint venture between Overland Contracting Canada Inc., a Black & Veatch Company, and PCL Industrial Management, has been selected to construct a 900-megawatt (MW), low-carbon natural gas combined cycle generating facility in Alberta under an EPC contract with Alberta-based developer Kineticor Resource Corp. BPC, which has a proven track record of delivering critical engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects, will help the Canadian province pursue decarbonization by transitioning away from coal-fired power.

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Kansas City independent school deploys Black & Veatch’s Rapid Modular Health System unit to combat COVID-19

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

Prioritizing the well-being of its stakeholders amid the COVID-19 pandemic, The Barstow School in suburban Kansas City has deployed Black & Veatch’s Rapid Modular Health System (RaMHS) structures to assist with coronavirus screenings of students, faculty and staff.

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Stith Joins Board of North American Freight Efficiency Organization

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch today announced that Paul Stith, director of global transportation initiatives within the company’s Growth Accelerator, has been named to the board of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), a nonprofit organization

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Paso Robles WWTP Upgrade Garners Top Wastewater Project Award for Packing Multifaceted Sustainability into Existing Footprint

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

Packing long-term water resilience and other sustainable solutions into a small footprint earned the upgrade of the Paso Robles Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) top honors as the Global Water Awards’ 2020 Wastewater Project of the Year.

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Black & Veatch eBook Addresses the Rural Digital Divide, Provides Co-ops a Path to Fiber Deployment Success

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

Driven by the challenging business model facing service providers, the rural digital divide remains a major challenge across much of the United States. For many Americans, advanced communication networks and digital connectivity have provided unlimited opportunity when it comes to engaging with technology and data. This point is made even more apparent during COVID-19, which is driving entire communities to learn, work and play online.

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Stewart Engineering, Eco-Site Embrace Black & Veatch’s COVOPERATE Application to Facilitate Safe, Secure Return to Operations

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

As U.S. offices reopen and operations begin to normalize against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, two North Carolina-based companies have become the first to successfully implement Black & Veatch’s COVOPERATE workforce management application, powered by Field2Base.

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Paul Skurdahl Joins Black & Veatch as Senior Vice President and Director of Solar Energy

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a global leader in power infrastructure engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, today announced that Paul Skurdahl has been named Senior Vice President and Director of Solar Energy within the company’s rapidly growing power business.

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University of Kansas deploys Black & Veatch’s Rapid Modular Health System units to combat COVID-19

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

Looking to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus on its campuses in Lawrence and Overland Park, the University of Kansas has deployed four of Black & Veatch’s mobile, secure Rapid Modular Health System (RaMHS) structures to assist with free, mandated COVID-19 testing of students, faculty and staff returning for fall classes.

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Technology leader Irvin Bishop, Jr. Named CIO of Black & Veatch

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

With an increasing focus on digital transformation, analytics, robust customer experience programs, and the acceleration of distributed projects, assets and workforces, Black & Veatch today announced Irvin Bishop, Jr. as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Read more

John Bianco joins Black & Veatch as Civil Works Program Manager

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

Climate change, shifting population demographics and an increasing focus on resiliency are reshaping infrastructure initiatives across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). To better support USACE as it strives to meet these challenges, Black & Veatch today announced John Bianco has joined the company as Civil Works Program Manager.

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Asia Reassesses Energy Transition Strategies, Accelerates Digital Transformation

Publish date:   |   Location Bangkok, Thailand

Grid resilience and renewable energy integration remain core investment areas in Asia as the region continues to increase its power grid capacity to support surging energy demand created by industrialization and economic developments.

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Black & Veatch Continues Advancing the March of Solar Power Globally

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

Continuing its rise as part of a diversified energy portfolio in an evolving power market, solar power accounted for nearly 40 percent of new electricity generating capacity added last year in the United States – the biggest annual share in the industry’s history, a recent report found. And Black & Veatch, a global leader in power infrastructure solutions, played a key role in helping address the demand.

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Black & Veatch CEO Commits Global EPC Company to Quest for Greater Disabilities-Related Inclusiveness

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

Coinciding with this year’s 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Black & Veatch CEO Steve Edwards has joined a group’s global campaign to enlist 500 companies to make greater inclusion of special needs employees a priority.

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Black & Veatch Collaborates with Hexagon on Intelligent Tools

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas / Huntsville, Alabama

Black & Veatch, a top-ranked leader in oil and gas engineering, procurement and construction services, and Hexagon's PPM division, the leading global provider of engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities, today announce a new technology partnership that will advance engineering design further into the digital age.

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Black & Veatch celebrates a trio of Thames Water wins

Publish date:   |   Location Redhill, United Kingdom

Black & Veatch has been awarded three new frameworks for Thames Water, the UK’s largest water utility. The new roles span the lifecycle of Thames’ water and wastewater treatment and below ground infrastructure systems: from asset and system modelling studies and developing project briefs through to design and infrastructure engineering service delivery. Read more

Black & Veatch Foundation launches scholarship offerings for prospective employees at four universities, community colleges

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas As the world’s electric power industry rapidly evolves to accommodate dramatic changes including renewable energy and the need for system integration, Black & Veatch is searching for tomorrow’s young talent who can help develop innovative solutions in the company’s growing global transmission business. And it’s granting scholarships at four regional universities and colleges to make it happen. Read more

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