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Black & Veatch Delivers Complex Air Quality Control Upgrade at Operating Energy Facility
Black & Veatch Delivers Complex Air Quality Control Upgrade at Operating Energy Facility
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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. 
Operational Savings from Energy Performance Contract Expected to Cover Cost of Improvements to Water Reclamation Plant
Operational Savings from Energy Performance Contract Expected to Cover Cost of Improvements to Water Reclamation Plant
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Frederick Winchester Service Authority’s (FWSA) Opequon Water Reclamation Facility helps to preserve water quality in Chesapeake Bay, meeting requirements for nitrogen and phosphorus removal.
Brunswick Wood Preserving Superfund Site OU1 Remedial Action
Brunswick Wood Preserving Superfund Site OU1 Remedial Action
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Black & Veatch was tasked to implement the remedial design (RD) that was prepared by another consultant a few years earlier. Recognizing that things can change during a 3-4 year gap, Black & Veatch was prepared for changed site conditions. The need to confirm previous ground water plume maps resulted in several changes to the slurry wall alignments. Approximately 10 times the quantity of buried concrete debris was encountered than was known during the RD.

Camilla Wood Preserving Site Remedial Action
Camilla Wood Preserving Site Remedial Action
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Under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 4 Remedial Action Contract, Black & Veatch performed environmental consulting services at the Camilla Wood Preserving Site. The Camilla Wood Preserving Site is approximately 40 acres in size, was constructed in 1947 and operated under various names until 1991 when Camilla Wood Preserving Company filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and wood treating operations ceased.

Boosting Water Resilience During Times of Drought
Black & Veatch Increases Reservoir Capacity by 40 Percent, Boosting Water Resilience During Times of Drought
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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.
Study Determines ‘Preferred Architecture’ to Demonstrate Tidal Energy Can be Cost Competitive
Study Determines ‘Preferred Architecture’ to Demonstrate Tidal Energy Can be Cost Competitive
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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.
Innovation Creates Sustainable Water and Energy Solutions
Innovation Creates Sustainable Water and Energy Solutions
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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.
Project Forms Part of Thames Water’s London Tideway Improvements Programme
Project Forms Part of Thames Water’s London Tideway Improvements Programme
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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.
EPA Region 7 Omaha Lead
EPA Region 7 Omaha Lead
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Black & Veatch has provided services at the Omaha Lead Site for EPA Region 7 since 1999 under both the EPA Response Action Contract (RAC) and the Architect-Engineer Services (AES) Contract. The work has been performed under 10 separate task orders. The Omaha Lead Site includes surface soils present at residential properties, child care facilities, schools, and other residential-type properties in Eastern Omaha.

Railroad Avenue GW Contamination OU1 Site, RI/FS, RD, and LTRA, Ogallala OU1 Site
Railroad Avenue GW Contamination OU1 Site, RI/FS, RD, and LTRA, Ogallala OU1 Site
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The Railroad Avenue site consists of chlorinated volatile organic compound (CVOC) groundwater contaminant plumes caused by historical releases of PCE and TCE that have occurred at the site. The data produced during the RI identified two separate source areas that are currently managed as two operable units (OUs): the northern plume (OU1) and the southern plume (OU2). The source area of the OU1 plume was approximately located along Railroad Avenue in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Rehabilitation of Spillway Gates at Gavins Point Dam
Rehabilitation of Spillway Gates at Gavins Point Dam
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Gavins Point Dam is the southernmost dam of the six large dams on the upper Missouri River. A major flood event occurred in the Central States impacting both the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, and as a result, the USACE Omaha District retained the team of Black & Veatch to perform design-build services to rehabilitate the 14 gates as a result of flood damage.

HVAC Upgrades, Buckley AFB
HVAC Upgrades, Buckley Air Force Base
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Black & Veatch is the Designer of Record for the EPC contract for the renovation of the HVAC system for Building 442. The facility is mission-critical and is in continuous operation. The building supports a several vital defense missions, and is continuously manned and operational, at a high operational tempo.  The building supports one primary mission and supports the presence of at least four other missions with separate command structures, requirements, and schedules.

Design-Build for Iceland Airfield Repairs and Upgrades
Design-Build for Iceland Airfield Repairs and Upgrades
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Black & Veatch is the Designer of Record (DOR) for this Design-Build project located at Keflavik International Airport (KEF). The purpose of this project is to repair and expand existing airfield asphalt pavement for taxiways and shoulders to include: taxiway widening, crack repair, seal coat, mill and overlay, re-mark repaired areas with new striping full slab replacement, and install new airfield lighting and visual navigation aids.

Chickamauga Lock & Dam, Electrical Mechanical P&S
Chickamauga Lock & Dam, Electrical Mechanical P&S
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Black & Veatch has participated on a team with Nashville District (LRN) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The contract consisted of multiple projects, some of which were performed simultaneously. The scopes are varied and required participation from virtually all of Black & Veatch’s civil works and lock and dam specialists. Coordination efforts were the responsibility of experienced Task Order managers throughout the group. Project elements included:

8.5 Square Mile Area Everglades Flood Damage Reduction
8.5 Square Mile Area Everglades Flood Damage Reduction
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The intent of this project is to protect a residential area in Miami-Dade County from increased water elevations that will result from the Everglades National Park Water Deliveries and Restoration Project. The project also involves fresh water diversion into a storm water treatment area. The main protection system will be a perimeter levee.

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