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‘Stronger and more nimble’: Award recognizes Black & Veatch for professional development

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Clear career paths and robust professional development programs are crucial for engineering and construction companies seeking to attract and retain top talent. Black & Veatch, with industry-leading initiatives aimed at matching its talented workforce with innovative global projects in new markets, has been awarded the International Water Association’s Professional Development Award.

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Significant growth forecast for Asia’s renewables: solar capacity to triple and five-fold wind capacity addition expected in the next five years

Publish date:   |   Location SINGAPORE

Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand are major markets with combined solar capacity additions expected to triple in the next five years, while wind capacity additions are expected to grow five-fold in the same period. According to Black & Veatch, three of these, Taiwan, Philippines and Vietnam could become the fastest growing markets for renewable energy in the Asian region.

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Stoppenhagen takes seat on board that helps plan 'Meeting of the Minds'

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

As an authority on urban sustainability, technology and innovation, Black & Veatch’s Steph Stoppenhagen valued the yearly “Meeting of the Minds” as a preeminent platform for ideas about how cities can do things smarter and better for their citizenry. Now, she’s getting the chance to make a broader imprint on that thought leadership and knowledge-sharing.

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Lighting the path for women in STEM: Group honors work of two Black & Veatch professionals

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Cindy Wallis-Lage, President of Black & Veatch’s water business and a long-time advocate for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, has been honored by the Society of Women Engineers. The group chose Wallis-Lage to receive its Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award, recognizing her leadership of one of the world’s leading providers of water infrastructure.

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Black & Veatch’s PRICO© technology completes Guaranteed Performance Test aboard Hilli Episeyo FLNG vessel

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch’s patented PRICO© technology has successfully completed its Guaranteed Performance Test aboard Golar LNG’s Hilli Episeyo, marking another major milestone that reconfirms Black & Veatch’s leading role in providing floating liquified natural gas (FLNG) solutions for growing markets.

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India Hybrid Power and Energy Storage Win for Black & Veatch a Key Development in Grid Stability

Publish date:   |   Location MUMBAI, INDIA

Black & Veatch has been selected to provide engineering expertise to IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited’s (IEDCL) 41 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV), wind, and battery storage hybrid project in India.

Core components of the project are 25 MW solar PV and 16 MW wind power generation systems, coupled to an optimised energy storage system. Technical services for the project are funded by a grant award from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency; the project is located in Andhra Pradesh. IL&FS Energy is building multiple giggawatt-scale solar parks in India.

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Black & Veatch: Electric Industry Strives to Adapt, Embrace the Concept of “New Energy”

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Global engineering, procurement and construction company Black & Veatch’s newly released 2018 Strategic Directions: Electric Report explores the progress made by the industry as it addresses a rapidly changing customer base, commercial defection from the grid and a regulatory landscape challenged to support new market realities.

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‘When seconds count’: Maryland’s statewide emergency medical services communications system to benefit from major technology upgrade

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

One of the United States’ most complex communications systems for connecting pre-hospital care emergency responders will receive a major upgrade by Overland Contracting, Inc. (OCI), a Black & Veatch Company. The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) chose OCI to serve as the systems integrator and to oversee the design and implementation of the upgrade of its communications system, which is approaching the end of its anticipated lifespan.

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SunCrate© and Leading Technology Providers Deliver Critical Power Support to Puerto Rico School Children

Publish date:   |   Location YABUCOA, PUERTO RICO

Eleven months since their three-building school was first plunged into darkness by Hurricane Maria, 140 students in Puerto Rico’s picturesque Yabucoa district have reliable power. Resilient electricity service was provided Saturday to the SU Manuel Ortiz school through an innovative scalable, plug-and-play sunshine-to-energy module pioneered by SunCrate Energy with Black & Veatch support.  

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‘Unique obligation’ greets new Black & Veatch Chief Financial Officer

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Ken Williams, an engineer and financial leader with deep business development, strategy and risk management experience, has become Black & Veatch’s new Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Karen Daniel, who retired in July after a quarter century at Black & Veatch including the last 18 years as its CFO.

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Black & Veatch names new Director of Asset Management

Publish date:   |   Location REDHILL SURREY

Black & Veatch continues with the strategic growth in its Europe Asset Management business with the appointment of Mark Kaney as Director of Asset Management.

“The speed of technological development, and the falling cost of effective data and analytics solutions, mean the value of embedding good asset management thinking is becoming more prevalent. The programmes which realise the greatest benefits are those embedded enterprise wide: from boardroom to control room,” Kaney said.

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Randy Castro to Lead Black & Veatch Federal Business

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KAN.

Randy Castro, former Deputy Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Corps of Engineers leader and retired U.S. Army major general, has been named President of Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp., the company’s federal business. Read more

Black & Veatch extends 3-year commitment to Johnson County Library MakerSpace

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KAN.

Modern American libraries are centers of access to ideas, books, AV – and technology. Global engineering and construction company Black & Veatch is continuing a successful partnership with Johnson County Library as part of the company’s growing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach with a renewed 3-year, $90,000 commitment, announced Wednesday, to the Black & Veatch MakerSpace at Central Resource Library.

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Black & Veatch Among Top 10 U.S. Solar Contractors

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KAN.

Black & Veatch has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its achievements within the solar industry, earning the No. 9 spot as an overall Top Solar Contractor on the magazine's 2018 Top Solar Contractors list. The company, a leading provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for solar, also ranked as the No. 9 Utility Solar Contractor, the No. 7 Solar EPC and the No. 1 Kansas Solar Contractor out of 450 solar companies.

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Black & Veatch, Kansas to test beyond-line-of-sight drone under FAA pilot program

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KAN.

As unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – commonly known as drones – become more vital for commercial use, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is weighing whether to free up more national airspace for them by relaxing restraints on their operation.  Such airspace rules changes could allow beyond-line-of-sight use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and Black & Veatch is part of the team helping test the safety of that.

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Black & Veatch-PCL Construction joint venture selected to perform EPC work on large-scale ethylene export facility in Texas

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KAN.

A joint venture with a history of producing on-time and on-budget for important engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects has been picked to develop an ethylene terminal facility in the United States. Black & Veatch and JV partner PCL Industrial Construction Co. – together known as BPC – were picked by Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Navigator Holdings Ltd. to provide full EPC services for their new ethylene export facility on the Texas Gulf Coast.

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Black & Veatch’s PRICO© technology crucial to first shipments of LNG from converted vessel

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Full commercial operations have officially begun aboard Golar LNG’s Hilli Episeyo, the pioneering floating liquified natural gas (FLNG) vessel featuring Black & Veatch’s patented PRICO© technology solution. The first two cargos of LNG produced aboard the ship have left Cameroon, marking a major milestone in global market confidence in FLNG solutions.

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California’s Solar Decree: Could Other States, Utilities Follow Suit?

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (25 May 2018) – California energy regulators recently passed a new building code requiring most newly constructed, low-rise homes constructed after 2019 to have built-in solar-powered energy systems, making that state the first to adopt such a mandate. That decree was part of other additions to the building code aimed at bolstering energy efficiency. Ryan Pletka, an innovation and strategy executive at Black & Veatch, a global leader in engineering and power solutions, details key things you should know:

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Safety Inspection of Hong Kong Reservoirs Awarded to Black & Veatch

Publish date:   |   Location HONG KONG SAR

The Water Supplies Department (WSD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has appointed Black & Veatch as one of the independent inspectors of Hong Kong's reservoirs.

Hong Kong's 7.3 million residents rely on the WSD for safe, reliable drinking water. Black & Veatch is responsible for assessing the condition of the reservoirs at the heart of the WSD’s operations.

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Electrify America to Energize U.S. Highways, Selects Black & Veatch for Ultra-Fast EV Charging Station Program

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch announced today it will design and construct hundreds of sites for Electrify America’s high-powered DC Fast Chargers, part of a nationwide network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that will dramatically reduce charging times and raise convenience for EV consumers.

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