The Kerala Water Supply Project is the largest single water supply project in the south-west Indian state of Kerala. The project served to augment and rehabilitate a water supply system in five key areas across the state – Trivandrum, Kozhikode, Pattuvam, Cherthala and Meenad.
Mexico City is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Its residents require massive amounts of gas and oil to satisfy their growing energy needs. Mexico relies heavily on the oil and gas extracted from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. Obviously, that presents a big challenge in securing resources. That can generate ripple effects in the nation's economy, sometimes forcing the country to look to foreign energy suppliers in times of need.
A wireless carrier needed to upgrade the lighting on 50 200-foot towers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa and Wisconsin. The towers featured older strobe lighting and used a mix of 10 different technologies. The changeover from strobes to light-emitting diode (LED) systems would save money over time, standardize inventory and streamline network technology.
Since 2009, Black & Veatch has been working with Central Maine Power (CMP) to implement cyber security and smart grid capabilities. Projects have included replacement of CMP’s enterprise security monitoring system; integration of its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) program; and development of a customer energy portal.
Electric utilities are facing the need for new, innovative operating solutions as they compete in changing marketplaces. They must be able to assess future needs for fuel supply and how they can most efficiently transport and store natural gas.
Black & Veatch has helped address the drainage infrastructure needs in Abu Hamour, a residential area on the edge of Doha City, the capital of Qatar.
The project was initiated by the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) to provide a surface and ground water drainage system in the Abu Hamour area. Ashghal is the governing body responsible for the design, construction, delivery and maintenance of all major projects, including storm and rain water, wastewater, and sewerage drainage and treatment across Qatar.
No matter what a utility’s core business may be, its communications network has a major impact on operating performance. Black & Veatch is a leader in building networks. That leadership is based on deep knowledge of utility businesses and utility automation. That knowledge was used to help a major electric utility in the northeastern United States.
Westar Energy had developed an energy plan to ensure safe and affordable electricity to more than 400,000 Kansas homes in the decades ahead. Wind was expected to be a vital part of that plan. With Black & Veatch’s help on two important projects, Westar’s plan has become reality.
The Saline Water Conversion Corporation selected Black & Veatch to carry out engineering design, preparation of tender documents, design review and construction supervision.
The purpose of the project is to transfer 120 mega litres per day of treated water from Shoaibah to Jeddah, Mina and Quaiza as well as from Makkah to Taif.
Black & Veatch helped NV Energy develop and gain approval of a business case for a smart grid program. The procurement process resulted in the selection of vendor partners for the meter data management system, automated metering infrastructure technology and end point installation.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has experienced significant population growth, and with it the requirement for supporting infrastructure. Black & Veatch played a crucial role to help meet rising energy demand in Jeddah – Saudi Arabia’s second-largest city. With a population of more than 4 million, Jeddah is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia.
Black & Veatch faced three complex challenges in helping Jordan meet its growing demand for electric power. A new combined cycle power plant had to be up and running on an aggressive time schedule. Project planning needed to carefully consider precious ground water in cooling the plant. And the location had to take a sensitive environment into account.
Retaining current wireless customers and attracting new ones requires providing broad, effective coverage. A global wireless carrier, which serves more than 3 million telecom customers in 14 of the top 25 metropolitan areas in the United States, faced many challenges, including the need to access wireless sites in known historic landmark districts of New York City.
Black & Veatch served as owner’s engineer to help develop a 29 megawatt wind energy facility near Walsenburg, Colorado, owned by Black Hills Colorado Electric. The project scope included creating a detailed design based on 16 Vestas V100 1.8 MW turbines.
Black & Veatch designed the Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant to blend seamlessly into the desert landscape without disturbing the area’s natural beauty. The desert location demanded an approach that treated the environment with care.
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