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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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Atonix Digital™ launches new asset and data management software lineup

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

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.

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Black & Veatch Announces First UK Nuclear New-Build Win

Publish date:   |   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.  

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Black & Veatch Entrusted to Increase Fresh Water Supply for Hong Kong’s Lantau Island

Publish date:   |   Location HONG KONG SAR

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).

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Sanjay Kapoor joins Black & Veatch Board of Directors

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

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.

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Innovative Biological Tracking Software to Optimize Animal Disease Research at Kruger National Park

Publish date:   |   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. 

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Black & Veatch joins CharIN to advance electric vehicle charging standards

Publish date:   |   Location OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

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.

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New California dam built with Black & Veatch’s management help reaches key milestone

Publish date:   |   Location SUNOL, CALIFORNIA

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.

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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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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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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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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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