Bleutech Park (BTP) is a first-of-its-kind planned mixed-use development, that will feature workforce housing, offices, retail space, a state-of-the-art entertainment tower, a luxury hotel and luxury residences, all built upon a technologically integrated site that aspires to be 100-percent grid independent. The $7.5 billion smart entertainment district will involve renewable energy generation and storage, waste-heat recovery, water purification, on-site waste treatment and localized air cleaning, along with an integrated network of autonomous vehicles and robotics, all of which is grounded in a digital foundation of artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).
BTP is working with several strategic partners – including Black & Veatch – to incorporate extensive digital infrastructure into the community, providing it with the critical connectivity. The park will harness the power of digitization, system integration, and 5G to bring emerging technologies to life. Through the power of IoT, BTP will be able to leverage the merged data streams to understand real-time conditions and pivot to better meet the needs of guests, visitors and tenants.
Black & Veatch will serve as a technical program manager on the project, responsible for providing mission-critical infrastructure solutions and technical expertise across a broad scope of work that includes power, namely distributed energy and microgrids; water and wastewater; transportation; telecommunications and infrastructure command centers/data centers.
The development is scheduled to break ground in January 2021 in the desert valley outside Las Vegas, Nevada, and should take six to eight years to develop. To achieve its goal of building a fully integrated, self-contained ecosystem, BTP will be developed from the ground up, with all smart infrastructure built entirely from scratch with a manufacturing hub to showcase technologies on-site.
Once complete, BTP will serve as a shining beacon of sustainability, and all that is possible when reimagining the future of infrastructure.