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Black & Veatch Awarded Owner’s Engineer Role for Pumped Storage Hydropower Project in Hawaii

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, KS

Black & Veatch has been selected by AES Clean Energy (AES) to serve as owner’s engineer for the pumped storage and hydropower portion of the West Kaua‘i Energy Project, which will be a critical step in helping the state move closer to its target of 100-percent locally produced renewable energy by 2045. When complete, the overall program will reduce dependency on fossil fuels – offsetting the use of 8.5 million gallons of fossil fuels annually – for the island’s more than 70,000 residents.

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Black & Veatch and Industry Dive: Climate Resilience Strategies Command Top Priority in Utility, Manufacturing, Transportation Sectors

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

The increased frequency of extreme weather events is driving companies to realize the best way to protect their economic interests and maintain their social license to operate is to invest in climate resilience strategies. A new joint report from Black & Veatch and Industry Dive demonstrates this investment is key to protecting the foundation of each company. The report found 43 percent of all survey participants deemed core business operations or processes the area most threatened by climate change-related risk overall.

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Black & Veatch Partners with Idaho National Laboratory to Accelerate Use of Cybersecurity Methodology

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, KS

With digitization proliferating across the infrastructure sector, utilities are facing a higher risk of cybersecurity threats than ever before. To address clients’ changing needs, Black & Veatch has partnered with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to license the use of Consequence-Driven Cyber-Informed Engineering (CCE), a patent-pending methodology that will improve security within the nation’s utility infrastructure.

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Black & Veatch Collaborates with Future Facilities to Help Data Centers Increase Efficiency, Transition to High-Density

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, KS

As the digital revolution redefines the definition of infrastructure, data centers are increasingly transitioning to high performance computing with higher rack density to meet demand for high-speed, reliable computing and analytics. Recognizing this, Black & Veatch and Future Facilities are working together to offer a suite of services including data center assessments, analysis and upgrades to maximize the efficiency and longevity of existing data center infrastructure.

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Black & Veatch Helps Vail, Colorado, Complete First Phase of 100-Percent Electrification of its Public Bus Fleet

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

For mountain ski towns like Vail, Colorado, climate change and warming temperatures pose an existential threat to the heavy snowpack on which the area’s tourism economy is based. To help reduce emissions, the Town of Vail turned to Black & Veatch, a global leader in electrification and engineering solutions, to upgrade its electrical systems as it prepares for 100-percent electrification of its public bus fleet.  

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Black & Veatch to Help Northern California Water District Replenish Stressed Groundwater Basin with Purified Recycled Water

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

Facing a dwindling water supply due to historic overdraft and climate change-fueled drought, Northern California’s Soquel Creek Water District is turning to an advanced recycled water purification system, delivered in part by engineering leader Black & Veatch, to help drive sustainable groundwater supply management and meet the state’s sustainability mandate.

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Black & Veatch: Food, Beverage Companies Increasingly Eye Sustainability to Improve Operations, Bottom Line

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

As consumers and investors demand a greater focus on sustainability a new report finds the food and beverage industry setting more aggressive sustainability goals but still deferential to the bottom line. The Black & Veatch – Clear Seas Research report highlights the industry’s quest to increase efficiency, lower energy usage, and quell or upcycle byproduct waste despite a lack of in-house expertise to set and execute sustainability goals. At the same time, pressures to grow revenue and maintain profit margins complicate matters.

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Black & Veatch Reaffirms Commitment to Stamping Out Bribery, Corruption

Publish date:   |   Location Overland ParK, Kansas

Recognizing that transparency is absolutely critical to protecting its reputation as a global engineering leader, Black & Veatch is proud to announce that it has satisfactorily accomplished its second flawless annual ISO 37001 certification renewal – the international standard for anti-bribery business management systems – for its office in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Bribery is a destructive criminal activity that turns over $1 trillion of dirty money every year while completely undermining an organization’s credibility and trust.

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Black & Veatch to Design, Build Canada’s First Electric ‘Smart Grid’

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

As the electric industry addresses growing demands for lower carbon footprints and heightened reliability and resilience, a Canadian community is entrusting Black & Veatch to transform its power system into a technology-driven, enhanced “smart grid” meant to lower consumer costs and slash greenhouse gas emissions.

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New Black & Veatch eBook Explores Market Dynamics of Low- and Zero-Carbon Hydrogen Technologies

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

The global energy industry is looking to green hydrogen, a carbonless fuel generated with renewable energy, as essential on the road to decarbonization and climate neutrality. Given the scale of the investments needed to harness hydrogen’s potential – and the ambiguous costs associated with it – a new eBook from Black & Veatch provides clarity by examining market forces and financial considerations surrounding hydrogen technology.

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Black & Veatch to Determine Cost of Pending PFAS Regulations on More Than 140,000 U.S. Drinking Water Systems

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

Known as “forever chemicals” because they don’t easily biodegrade, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are drawing increased scrutiny from health agencies, utilities and the public for their presence in drinking water and their effects on human and environmental health.

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In Hunt for Decarbonization Solutions, Black & Veatch’s Incubator Launches Climate Tech Accelerator Program

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, KS

Recognizing that the world is in climate crisis, global engineering leader Black & Veatch is looking for bold, committed partners to help accelerate the development of decarbonization solutions. It is against this backdrop that the company kicked off its IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator, a 12-week virtual program that provides funding and support to startup companies on the cutting edge of climate technology.

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First-of-its-Kind ‘Electric Island’ Public Charging Station Recognized by Fast Company’s ‘Innovation by Design’ Awards

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, KS

As the first-of-its-kind, high-capacity public charging station for medium- and heavy-duty commercial electric vehicles (EVs), “Electric Island” in Portland, Oregon, has earned honorable mention in the sustainability category of Fast Company magazine’s 2021 “Innovation by Design” awards.

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Black & Veatch Management Consulting Chosen to Help Drive SCG International’s Electric Vehicle Transition in Thailand

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, KS

A global leader in decarbonization solutions and zero-emission transportation infrastructure, Black & Veatch announces its selection as technical expert in SCG International Corp. Co.’s effort to electrify its transportation fleets. More broadly, the project seeks to be a blueprint for sweeping EV adoption and infrastructure throughout Thailand and other markets that SCG serves.

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Black & Veatch 2021 Megatrends Report Illuminates Growing Importance, Complementary Nature of Electrification, Decarbonization

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

Climate change no longer is a nebulous concept, as communities around the globe experience the devastating effects of rising temperatures and increasingly extreme weather events. To address this, policymakers, corporations and other stakeholders are plotting ambitious net-zero action, helping to establish electrification and decarbonization as the overarching “megatrends” of 2021, according to a new report from global engineering and construction leader Black & Veatch and Canary Media.

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Black & Veatch’s Dr. James Barnard Honored with ‘OPAL’ Industry Award for Work in Advanced Water Pollution Control

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, KS

Black & Veatch announces that Dr. James Barnard, global process and technology leader for the company’s water business, has been honored with the American Society for Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) award for design. The OPAL award is bestowed upon exceptional civil engineering leaders in recognition of their lifetime achievements. The ASCE selected Barnard for his outstanding contributions to the field of design in advanced water pollution control.

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Black & Veatch Federal Services Group Wins Share of $800M USAID Worldwide Contract

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Black & Veatch announces today that it has won a share of a seven-year, $800 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract (IDIQ) for architectural, engineering and other services to support the growing global mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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New Black & Veatch Operating Asset Services Will Help Power Industry Confront Ongoing Challenges

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As the power industry’s needs rapidly evolve, utilities and other energy asset owners are confronting new and persisting challenges – everything from determining how to invest in assets to addressing changing customer demands and weather extremes -- while still delivering safe, reliable and cost-effective service.

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Black & Veatch Executive Jenn Shafer Named to Influential Kansas City Region Leadership Class

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Jennifer “Jenn” Shafer, associate vice president and director of dispute resolution for Black & Veatch, has been named to the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City’s (CCGKC) latest “Kansas City Tomorrow” leadership class.

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Black & Veatch’s Una Nowling Wins Kansas City-Area `STEMMy’ Award for Diversity Efforts

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Since coming out as a transgender woman in 2012, Black & Veatch’s Una Nowling has championed efforts to educate locally and globally about gender diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM). That commitment now is being recognized with one of Kansas City region’s premier awards for advocacy for women in STEMM.

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