The role of data analytics is evolving. No longer just a way to measure and inform plant operators about established systems, data is now an end-to-end solution – guiding an organization across the entire infrastructure and asset lifecycle: Planning. Building. Operating.
Location REDHILL SURREY, UNITED KINGDOM
Black & Veatch has won a role working for Wood, as the support partner to the Architect Engineer for Wylfa Newydd – a new-build nuclear power station in North Wales. Wylfa Newydd encompasses building two Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWR) capable of generating 2.7 gigawatts (GW) of electricity. The potential 10-year framework contract will be delivered via a sub-contract with our partner, Wood.
The Water Supplies Department (WSD) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has entrusted Black & Veatch with the responsibility of addressing the future water demands of Lantau Island.
The project consists of extending Siu Ho Wan Water Treatment Works and enhancing the transfer capacity of the associated raw water supply systems. Capacity will expand from the existing 150 000 cubic metres per day (m3/d) to 300 000 (m3/d).
As the transformation of global power, water and telecommunications markets accelerates, Sanjay Kapoor, Executive Vice President and CFO of Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., has been selected to join the Black & Veatch Board of Directors. Kapoor’s term as an independent director begins with the Company’s October Board meeting.
“Global connections across industries and market sectors are transforming the development and execution of critical infrastructure projects,” said Steve Edwards, Chairman and CEO of Black & Veatch.
Location JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Black & Veatch has been tasked by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to implement an electronic system that enables the inventory and management of biological materials at Kruger National Park in South Africa. In partnership with the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Black & Veatch will support the Office of the State Veterinarian in preventing and controlling animal diseases.
Advancing standardized electric vehicle charging systems is crucial to widening EV adoption across the transportation value chain – from passenger drivers to public transit and enterprise-scale medium- and heavy-duty fleets. That’s why Black & Veatch, a market leader in the design and deployment of EV charging networks, has joined CharIN, the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN e.V.), as a core member.
Seventeen years after being deemed seismically vulnerable and having its capacity restricted, a San Francisco-area dam and reservoir near an active fault line soon will be at full volume, thanks to a new dam that ensures a reliable water supply to millions of residents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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