Thames Water appointed Black & Veatch to design, construct and commission the first commercially viable membrane bioreactor reclaimed wastewater facility in the UK. It will service a new sporting facility in London.
With a total project cost of almost $135 million, the Butler Drive Water Reclamation Facility incorporates advanced membrane bioreactor technology in its design. This facility allows the city to reclaim its wastewater as a renewable water supply via aquifer recharge or direct reuse. This helps to secure future water resources needed for city growth.
Westar Energy (Westar) upgraded its air quality control (AQC) systems at its Lawrence Energy Center Units 4 and 5 in Lawrence, Kansas, to continue to meet federal air quality standards. The complex retrofit project included the addition of pulse jet fabric filters for particulate control, scrubber and ductwork modifications, and electrical system upgrades for both units. Black & Veatch provided detailed design, engineering, procurement services and construction management for the project.
Occasional periods of dry weather in Scotland have highlighted the importance of ensuring reservoirs have the storage required to meet the demands of customers and businesses. Following a prolonged dry spell, the Black Esk Reservoir, which supplies drinking water to a population of 36,000 in surrounding villages, was estimated to have a supply deficit of 10 million litres a day.
Black & Veatch is integrating a complex new asset into an existing major wastewater treatment plant for United Utilities Water to maximize sludge for agricultural use and the production of green energy. The advanced sludge treatment facility at Davyhulme Wastewater Treatment Works will treat site sludge and receive additional sludge from other contributing WwTW sites.
Great Britain has significant tidal energy potential. Harnessing this resource and making it cost effective, and attractive to investors, is a challenge. The Energy Technologies Institute commissioned and funded the Tidal Energy Converter System Demonstrator project to establish the pathway to an “optimised low-cost architecture” that will deliver long-term commercial viability.
Thames Water’s Mogden Sewage Treatment Works is the United Kingdom’s third largest, serving 2 million customers in Greater London. In 2010, work began on an upgrade and expansion project to increase Mogden’s treatment capacity and meet the Environment Agency’s new consent standard.
In the face of rising energy demand in the northeast United States, many utilities in the region were faced with the need to make major investments in transmission and distribution. One of those utilities, the United Illuminating Company (UI), needed help with two big projects – the Middletown-Norwalk transmission line and the Trumbull substation.
Pepco Holdings, Inc. needed to enhance its electrical system in the District of Columbia (D.C.) area. The regulated electric utility turned to Black & Veatch for improvement to a substation and underground transmission system. The goal of the improvement work was to promote energy assurance for the area. It also stimulated the economy in an area that included new federal government facilities and new high-density housing projects.
Black & Veatch was selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction services (EPC) for the Russell City Energy Center (RCEC) Interconnect Project. The project improves the PG&E system by interconnecting the new 600 megawatt RCEC power generation facility. RCEC is part of PG&E’s diversified portfolio that ensures reliable energy supplies for customers.
The City of Fort Collins Utilities (Fort Collins) was awarded a Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the deployment of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system and other smart grid technologies.
The goal for Black & Veatch and the Central Region Urban Environmental Improvement Project (CRUEIP) was to improve urban environmental infrastructure in six provincial towns in central Vietnam. This is a highly flood-prone region where new capital works have not been sufficient for local communities and hundreds of thousands of residents.
EDF Renewable Energy (formerly enXco) engaged Black & Veatch to provide preliminary engineering, owner’s engineer, and construction monitoring services for the Catalina solar photovoltaic (PV) facility, located in Kern County, California.
The new Plum Point Energy Station is a 665 megawatt pulverized coal-fired station located adjacent to the Mississippi River, just south of Osceola, Arkansas. The station is now providing sustainable benefits to the people of Mississippi County, Arkansas, and generating the energy equivalent to power 650,000 homes while reducing air emissions in the region.
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