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Award recognizes Black & Veatch combination of advanced technology, EPC capability to address Northeast power demand

Publish date:   |   Location Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch’s work on a high-efficiency power generation station that uses the latest gas turbine and water-cooling technology to deliver clean power to more than 900,000 homes across the northeast U.S. has been awarded the Industrial Project of the Year by the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania.

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Black & Veatch: Renewable Energy, Technology Spur Utility Modernization Push

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Faced with the rapid evolution of generation, transmission and distribution technology, utilities are poised to undergo their most visible transformation in more than a century. By actively pursuing grid modernization efforts now — deploying smart devices, predictive analytics and active network management strategies — they can overcome the pitfalls of aging infrastructure assets and meet rising customer demand for clean energy, reliability and a lowered carbon footprint.

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Hong Kong International Airport’s Trenchless Pipeline Installation Wins International Award

Publish date:   |   Location HONG KONG SAR

The International Society for Trenchless Technology has selected the Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Installation at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to receive the 2018 No-Dig Award in the Project Award category. 

Black & Veatch served as the contractor’s designer for the non-dredged installation.

HKIA selected a project team with international, Mainland China and Hong Kong experience to excel in the science and technology innovation.

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Hong Kong Appoints Black & Veatch to Protect Town Against Floods

Publish date:   |   Location HONG KONG SAR

The Drainage Services Department (DSD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has appointed Black & Veatch to formulate and design a barrage scheme to improve flood protection levels in the low-lying town of Yuen Long.

The barrage scheme is part of DSD’s strategy to provide world-class wastewater and stormwater drainage services to enable the sustainable development of Hong Kong. 

Black & Veatch optimized the original flood alleviation scheme and identified a favorable site for the stormwater infrastructure.

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Regulator Awards Renewable Electricity Audits to Black & Veatch

Publish date:   |   Location REDHILL SURREY, UK

UK energy regulator OFGEM has awarded its latest Renewable Electricity Generator Audits contract to Black & Veatch.

During the next 18 months Black & Veatch’s renewable energy experts will assess hundreds of renewable electricity generation sites receiving Renewable Obligation (RO) or Feed in Tariff (FIT) income; to ensure the sites are compliant with their relevant scheme requirements.

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Diode Ventures to Support Google’s Carbon Free Energy Profile Effort in Taiwan

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Diode Ventures, a Black & Veatch company, announce they have been selected to finance and develop a solar farm of up to 10-megawatt (MW) in Tainan City, Taiwan that will help expand  Read more

Black & Veatch Names New President of Power Business

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

As power markets across the world go through a foundational transformation, Black & Veatch, a global leader in engineering, procurement, construction and infrastructure consulting services, today announced Mario Azar as the new president of its Power business. 

A 28-year energy industry veteran, Azar will lead all aspects of the Power business including business development, project execution, operations, workforce planning, and organizational capability and effectiveness, as well as serve on the company’s Executive Committee.

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Black & Veatch Earns Honors in Hong Kong Industry Award

Publish date:   |   Location HONG KONG, SAR

Black & Veatch is the bronze winner in the Innovative Enterprise category in the HSBC x HKET Innovative Business Award 2018.

“We are proud to have inspired others to create new possibilities in the city’s infrastructure. As a pioneer in providing influential and innovative engineering and solutions, our ability to solve the most complex construction problems, and deliver the most challenging projects, is well-documented,” said Andy Kwok, Managing Director, Black &Veatch Hong Kong.

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Black & Veatch-designed Microgrid Actively Powering Shell Technology Center in Houston

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

A Black & Veatch-designed microgrid at Shell’s Technology Center in Houston, Texas, is actively powering part of the campus while serving as a critical research tool for Shell International Exploration & Production Company, Inc.’s work to explore the next generation of clean power and distributed energy technologies.

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Optimisation expertise key to selection of Black & Veatch’s new Director of Renewable Energy

Publish date:   |   Location REDHILL SURREY, UK

In 2018 renewable energy’s share of UK electricity generation rose to 29 percent. As renewables’ role grows, “asset optimisation will be as vital as new capacity,” says Robbie Gibson, Black & Veatch’s new UK Director for Renewable Energy.

“People expect a reliable energy infrastructure. By 2030, for example, between a fifth and a third of the UK's electricity is likely to come from offshore wind power. These new assets need to be skilfully managed,” continued Gibson.

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Black & Veatch receives limited notice to proceed on conversion of FLNG Vessel for BP field development work

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch, a global leader in floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) solutions, has received a limited notice to proceed on work to jointly outfit a Golar LNG owned LNG carrier, Gimi, with its patented PRICO® liquefaction technology. Black & Veatch is teaming with Keppel Shipyard Limited to convert the Gimi into an FLNG vessel supporting the development of Phase 1 of the Greater Tortue / Ahmeyim field, located offshore Mauritania and Senegal. BP holds majority interest and operatorship in the Greater Tortue/Ahmeyim project.

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Black & Veatch Names John Janchar President of Telecom Business

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch, a global provider of infrastructure engineering, construction and consulting services today announced John Janchar has been named president of the company’s rapidly expanding telecom business. In this role, Janchar will lead the four business lines within Telecom: Public Networks, Private Networks, Connected Communities and Transformative Technologies. He is responsible for the overall growth and profitability of the business.

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Black & Veatch wins coveted Landscape Institute award for UK flood alleviation project

Publish date:   |   Location REDHILL, SURREY, UNITED KINGDOM

With climate change placing increasing numbers of communities at risk of flooding, it is vital flood alleviation projects engage fully with the people they protect and create a legacy that provides multiple benefits for the community. In achieving a UK Landscape Institute Award for its work in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, Black & Veatch has set out a strong framework for future projects to deliver robust infrastructure investment cases that deliver wider environmental and social value.

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Ameren successfully completes industry-leading 60-mile drone flight over transmission lines, paving the way for safe, efficient aerial infrastructure inspections

Publish date:   |   Location NEWTON, ILLINOIS

With thousands of miles of high-voltage lines, Ameren Corp. wanted a better and safer way to monitor its assets spread over rural territories beyond manual or helicopter inspections. The St. Louis-based energy company worked with Black & Veatch and Collins Aerospace to identify a solution: Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone flights. The team now has proven they can inspect more miles of transmission lines faster and safer than ever envisioned.

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With 5G around the bend, Black & Veatch e-Book presses: Start planning now

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

As tech shorthand for fifth-generation cellular wireless, 5G is on the horizon and promises unprecedented speeds and capabilities that could transform the way we live, work and play. But 5G also presents considerable complexities in technology deployment and how stakeholders should get ready to benefit from 5G digitalization.

Black & Veatch cuts through that clutter.

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Black & Veatch pledges $1 million for research in sustainable infrastructure

Publish date:   |   Location TOPEKA, KAN

 Black & Veatch Chairman, President and CEO Len Rodman pledged $1 million of the company’s future earnings to support research and development across the university system in Kansas over the course of the next decade.

The announcement was made as Black & Veatch accepted the Ad Astra award during the Kansas Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner on Tuesday night.

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New Black & Veatch eBook Navigates the ‘Digital Electricity’ Revolution

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Intelligent devices and super-fast networks have turned electricity customers from isolated spectators to engaged players in a culture of energy transformation. With clicks on a smartphone or a finger-swipe on a tablet, the lights come on, the heat turns up, and our lives are put on a kind of energy cruise control. Sounds simple, right?

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Gaps Persist in Asset Management Planning, Funding, and Customer Education Effectiveness

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Stormwater management is gaining greater attention with climate change, infrastructure capacity challenges and financial pressures pushing systems to their limits. As utility managers and other decision makers take longer, more programmatic views of stormwater management and cost recovery, Black & Veatch today released the 2018 Stormwater Utility Survey to help utilities better understand program planning, best practices and regulatory requirements to meet these challenges.

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Black & Veatch report: Natural gas industry trending up despite headwinds of trade dispute, surge in renewables

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Demand from increasingly thirsty energy markets is stoking near-term optimism for natural gas investment, as plentiful supply and innovative liquified natural gas (LNG) solutions help governments elevate the energy source to the center of their clean power goals. But as renewables gain increasing shares of today’s power portfolios and the U.S.-China trade dispute persists, questions linger about the long term, according to Black & Veatch’s just-released 2019 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Report.

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Black & Veatch Celebrates 60 Years of Growth and Expertise in Orlando

Publish date:   |   Location ORLANDO, FLORIDA

From its innovative power portfolio to aggressive water reuse strategies, Florida has long pioneered infrastructure innovation. Black & Veatch, which celebrates 60 years of operations in Orlando this month, is looking ahead with plans to grow hand-in-hand with the state and the southeast region of the U.S. as its energy and water needs expand.

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