The transmission systems in the Upper Peninsula (UP) and northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan are connected through submarine cables across the Straits of Mackinac. In recent years, the addition of new power sources, such as wind power, has provided a substantial increase in the electricity flowing from west to east across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
sPower, the largest private owner of utility-scale solar operating assets in the United States, announced completion of a tax equity investment and construction/term loan totaling $434 million that will finance a group of three solar projects, totaling 183MWdc, in California.
Harford County faced a fiscal crisis. The annual revenues in their operating fund were not adequate to cover even their annual operating costs. Reserve funds built during good economic times were depleting rapidly. Without a funding infusion, the water/sewer fund faced a $7.5 million deficit in fiscal year 2017 that could grow to a $74 million deficit by fiscal year 2021.
Black & Veatch is helping Sharyland Utilities develop about 300 miles of 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission lines. The project includes four collection stations and five transmission line segments. The new lines will carry electricity generated by abundant wind energy from the Texas Panhandle and South Plains to Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and other major markets.
Unlike the reality of the real estate industry, location isn’t everything in the natural gas sector. In the case of building a Baja California liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, location offered one of the project’s biggest challenges.
Black & Veatch, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Overland Contracting Inc. (OCI), was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the O’Connor Gas Processing Plant (formerly known as LaSalle), owned by DCP Midstream Partners.
The Twin Falls dam on the Menominee River, bordering Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, was built in 1912. The hydroelectric dam has been repaired and upgraded many times over its life. Inadequate spillway capacity and an aging powerhouse created safety issues, even though the Twin Falls impoundment structures were licensed to operate until 2040.
Since the mid-1990s, the U.S. Army’s 1st infantry Division, known as “The Big Red One,” has been stationed in Germany, away from its traditional home at Fort Riley, Kansas. Starting in 2006, the storied division has been redeploying in stages back to Fort Riley. Black & Veatch is helping to ensure that troops are returning to vastly improved facilities.
Black & Veatch earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the company’s work at the Fort Bliss Company Operation Facilities (COF) in Texas. The COF represents 12 buildings at the military fort.
In May 2011, almost a year’s worth of rain fell over the upper Missouri River basin. The heavy rainfall and a higher-than-normal snowpack in the Rocky Mountains caused severe flooding in the upper Missouri River system.
The Afghanistan Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program (AIRP), for which Black & Veatch serves as the Energy Projects Leader in a prime contractor joint venture, is a $1.4 billion effort to improve vital infrastructure in Afghanistan from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
It’s not easy to put a price tag on bringing peace of mind to a community. But it is possible to measure the impact of eliminating a threat to public health and safety. And there is lasting impact from restoring land for generations of reuse. Black & Veatch has achieved all that in its work at the site of a Florida wood treating company.
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