Knowledge Transfer A comprehensive and proven skills and knowledge transfer program developed by Black & Veatch is also being deployed to further the development of Eskom professionals. Experienced coaches work with protégés to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to execute future projects. The result is an empowered workforce with the necessary technical skills to plan, design, build, and operate and maintain future projects. Black & Veatch also works closely with Eskom to meet its goals regarding the development of local labor resources and local supplier capacity. The project is making major social and civic contributions to support local communities through an extensive community social investment program involving all contractors on site. Kusile will give tens of thousands of South Africans the opportunity for an improved quality of life through increased skills as well as availability of safe and reliable energy. Construction is on 1,355 hectares. At peak execution, the project employed more than 16,000 workers on-site. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you. 0 Related Insights Commercial, industrial manufacturers press for sustainability, rethink energy options The changing energy landscape is prodding businesses to rethink how they use and manage electricity. Sustainability and Automation: Two Megatrends Reshaping the Commercial & Industrial Space After a significant focus on investments in labor productivity, forward-looking data from the 2019 Strategic Directions: Commercial & Industrial Report reflects a projected shift in sustainability investments towards IT, data and communications infrastructure. Let’s Embrace Distributed Infrastructure to Decrease Power Outages For outages caused by a loss of power, data center operators now have an opportunity to reverse the trend, and more importantly associated declines in revenue and brand power. The Stormwater Resilience Roadmap: Integration of Delivery Frameworks and Financial Capacity A structured path to a paradigm shift in stormwater management can be developed by integrating an alternative program planning and execution framework, and by enhancing financial resilience through effective funding mechanisms. 5 Investments Utilities Can Make to Remain Happily Married to Ratepayers For those that want to keep their ratepayer relationships intact, it’s time for utilities to offer their customers not only what they need now, but what they will certainly be clamoring for in the future: cheaper, cleaner energy. Related Project Stories DIY Approach Makes Water Treatment Safer for Hong Kong Citizens The Hong Kong Water Supplies Department is bringing more clean drinking water to its citizens in much safer ways. Ultimately, the department set out to double the Tai Po Water Treatment Works’ production. Achieving that goal was an amazing feat in itself, but the department saw beyond the infrastructure to boldly address the equally complex challenge of safe and sustainable treatment. Lifting the Burdens of Capital Improvement Programs For more than 20 years, Black & Veatch worked with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utility Commission to upgrade its wastewater treatment system on a project-by-project basis. There were many short-term wins, but resilience dated master plan made the long-term a bit less clear. The real win, and biggest cost savings, required a different approach. Shell Microgrid Doubles as Research Lab for Testing New Energy Solutions Black & Veatch designed, procured and constructed a microgrid for Shell, which is using it to generate power while it also serves as a working test lab to explore advancements in renewable energy. Client Removes Transmission Lines with Minimal Disruption to Auto, Train Traffic Below The United Illuminating Company needed to replace existing transmission line conductors located on 100-year-old lattice towers built on a historic railroad bridge, hiring Black & Veatch as the EPC contractor. Black & Veatch’s EPC Expertise Expands Capacity, Ensures Reliable Power Delivery in West Texas Black & Veatch provided engineering, procurement and construction services, including permitting, for the new Cassava Substation, enabling AEP to prepare for future growth by providing greater capacity and higher voltage to support area oilfields.