Black & Veatch has been appointed principal contractor for a programme of works that will enhance and expand sludge treatment operations at Thames Water’s Basingstoke and Bracknell Sewage Treatment Works.
Leighton Contractors and Black & Veatch have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly pursue the design, supply and construction of small to mid-scale liquefied natural gas projects across Australia to a maximum train capacity of 2mtpa using the Black & Veatch PRICO® technology.
WaterOne and Black & Veatch will receive the 2011 Engineering Excellence Award, in the water resources category, from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Kansas. The award-winning Wolcott Water Treatment Plant provides WaterOne with an additional water supply for its growing customer base.
Black & Veatch is the top U.S. engineering design company for both telecommunications and power projects in 2010, according to a just-released study by Engineering News-Record (ENR). This is the second consecutive year that Black & Veatch has achieved the number one ranking in telecommunications.
In ENR’s Top 500 Rankings, Black & Veatch is also ranked 7th in water and 8th in sewer/wastewater. The company is ranked 16th overall on the Top 500 list.
Black & Veatch today announced its collaboration with Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) to perform a major U.S. wireless network upgrade program for Sprint (NYSE: S). The program spans multiple states and will implement Network Vision, the next evolution of the Sprint network.
Black & Veatch’s Management Consulting business has expanded upon its expertise in utility strategic planning with the addition of Mark Gabriel. In his new role, Gabriel will lead the company’s Strategy Practice that helps clients manage risks and enhance performance across their utility operations.
Black & Veatch is expanding its solar photovoltaic (PV) services. The company’s Solar PV Bankability practice now provides independent engineering and due diligence services to manufacturers of solar PV materials.
Black & Veatch has made two senior management appointments as it addresses infrastructure needs for global regions trying to balance energy demand increases and dwindling water availability. The move is part of the company’s increased focus on large-scale engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) opportunities around the world.
Thames Water Utilities Ltd has appointed Black & Veatch to appraise flooding resilience at a number of its key water treatment assets within London and the Thames Valley. The work is part of a £4.9 billion investment programme in 2010-2015 to help protect infrastructure and maintain water security for the utility’s 8.7 million customers within the region.
Extensive flooding across the United Kingdom in 2007 exposed the potential vulnerability of the country’s infrastructure to flood risk and caused disruption to water and wastewater services in some areas.
Reliance Power has selected Black & Veatch to design its INR 10,000-crore (approximately US$2 billion) Samalkot power plant. When completed, the facility will be the largest plant of its kind in India. It will produce the energy equivalent to power more than two million homes and support economic development across the region.
China Natural Gas Company, Ltd. (CNGC) has selected Black & Veatch and Chemtex to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for three new liquefied natural gas plants in China. The new facilities will feature Black & Veatch’s patented PRICO® refrigeration technology and benefit more than 500,000 people.
PUB, the national water agency of Singapore, has selected Black & Veatch to provide consultancy services for the expansion ofthe Changi Water Reclamation Plant. The expansion involves retrofitting an additional treatment process to the existing treatment facility to increase its treatment capacity.
Scottish Water has selected Black & Veatch, in joint venture with Morrison Construction, to design and implement a £31 million initial phase of a stormwater management project that will improve surface water quality for more than 80,000 people in north and east Ayrshire.
Black & Veatch is providing its patented Interstage Cooling technology at the Puguang Natural Gas Plant, the largest facility of its kind in Asia. The facility is in Sichuan Province, PR China and will provide a clean energy resource to Shanghai, the world’s most populated city.
The Puguang Natural Gas Plant will process up to 36 million normal cubic meters of raw natural gas per day. Black & Veatch provided process design engineering, technology licensing and field support services as part of a complete sour gas purification and sulfur recovery scheme.
Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Company (KU) have selected Black & Veatch’s PowerPlantMD® solution to enhance operations of its fleet of large-scale power generating stations in Kentucky that provide reliable electricity to more than 900,000 customers.
Planning is now underway for a $244 million, 1.2-mile tunnel system, pump station and enhanced high-rate treatment facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, that could reduce the mixture of sewage and stormwater that enters local waterways, improving the quality of life for the more than 2 million people living in the metropolitan area.
Black & Veatch announced today the promotion of Sheri Blauwiekel to Executive Vice President and Director of Project Support within the company’s global energy business. In this role, Blauwiekel will oversee the allocation of talent and resources in support of the company’s current and future energy projects as well as lead the energy business’ Chief Engineers group.
Black & Veatch has been selected by Sutton and East Surrey Water to undertake the second phase of a major refurbishment programme at its Bough Beech water treatment works (WTW) in Kent. Engineering started in September on a £13 million project to significantly increase treatment capacity and ensure long-term security of water supply for some of the utility’s 650,000 domestic and commercial customers.
Black & Veatch has named Hong Kong as its Global Centre of Excellence for Buried Water Infrastructure. The announcement comes on the company’s 80th anniversary of delivering sustainable water infrastructure for the city’s approximately 7 million residents.