For the first time in nearly 60 years, Australia’s capacity to secure high-quality water supplies for cities, towns and remote communities is being seriously challenged, a Black & Veatch media forum in Brisbane was told this week.
Speaking at the Black & Veatch Media Dialogue on 8 March at Ozwater ‘10 in Brisbane, Australia, Eamonn Kelly, Vice President and Managing Director of South Asia Pacific for Black & Veatch, said Australia needs to be spend some A$30 billion on urban water infrastructure over the next five to ten years.
Construction is now under way on upgrades to the Columbia (Mo.) Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant that serves more than 100,000 area residents. The improvements will enable the city of Columbia to handle increasing wastewater treatment demand more efficiently, while improving the quality of treated water discharged into nearby wetlands. Black & Veatch designed the upgrades to improve reliability and reduce energy consumption.
Dr. Eric Woychik has joined Black & Veatch’s growing management consulting division as a Director in its Energy Strategy Practice to expand the company’s capabilities in assisting electric utility clients.
Black & Veatch today released the results of its fourth annual survey of U.S. electric power industry leaders, which showed reliability of the electric grid, regulatory issues and long-term investment as overall top concerns.
“The times are tough, so the industry is returning to its Job One: maintaining reliable service and preserving financial health. Reliability and regulation popped back to the top of the major issues of concern for industry managers,” said William Kemp, who leads Black & Veatch’s management consulting services around strategy and sustainability.
The United Illuminating Company (NYSE: UIL) has selected Black & Veatch Construction, Inc. (Black & Veatch) to modernize a critical component of its transmission network that serves more than 324,000 electricity customers in southwestern Connecticut. The Grand Avenue switching station, located on four-acres in New Haven, Conn., is a key part of the overall New England transmission network that serves more than 14 million customers across the northeast region of the United States.
Karen L. Daniel, Chief Financial Officer of Black & Veatch, has been recognized for her personal and professional achievements in receiving the prestigious 2010 Black Engineer of the Year Awards’ (BEYA) Chairman’s Award.
The effectiveness of Black & Veatch’s approach to health and safety has been recognised with an award from one of the construction industry’s leading insurance underwriters.
Black & Veatch received the Chris Jopling Award for Innovation in Risk Management from Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Underwriting at Lloyd’s Ltd (MSIUL) for its Behaviour on Safe Sites (BOSS) for Designers safety and health programme.
Black & Veatch has been selected by Thames Water as principal contractor to upgrade and extend Mogden Sewage Treatment Works in West London. Construction will start in spring 2010 to significantly reduce the amount of storm sewage that overflows into the River Thames during heavy rainfall when the site becomes overloaded.
As principal contractor, Black & Veatch is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the extended works.
At the opening of its new office in Shenzhen, PR China, Black & Veatch announced today that it is planning to expand its operations in the city within the next two years to provide greater capabilities to serve its clients who provide water to millions of people in China.
Black & Veatch and Zhongying Precious Metal Company Ltd., are investigating advanced technologies that would provide sustainable options for two new wastewater treatment plants. The plants will treat domestic and industrial waste at a new industrial park in the Lunggang District of Shenzhen. One treatment option under investigation would provide for potential water reuse applications.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the EPA Administrator’s Award for Outstanding Accomplishments by a Prime Contractor for Fiscal Year 2008, to Black & Veatch in a ceremony today in Washington, D.C.