Black & Veatch has participated on a team with Nashville District (LRN) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on multiple projects, including the Analysis and Design of Large Upstream Concrete Lock Monoliths. Black & Veatch designed two U-Shaped concrete monoliths (one included the miter gates), the culvert valve monoliths and transition monoliths to the chamber monoliths.
The Chicago District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is providing design and construction services to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) on the McCook Main Tunnel System (MTS) to connect the existing Mainstream Tunnel with the McCook Reservoir which is currently being excavated. Black & Veatch is performing the detailed design for the MTS project on behalf of USACE. The facilities design and construction has been divided into several design and construction packages.
Black & Veatch was the Owner’s Engineer for construction of three new pump stations, gated structures and fronting project that protects the drainage system for the three main canals draining portions of Jefferson Parish and downtown New Orleans.
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.
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.
Black & Veatch is supporting Eskom to develop two wind project sites known as Kleinsee and Aberdeen, located in South Africa. Together, the two sites make up the Wind 500 Program, as the potential combined output capacity is targeted at 500 megawatts.
The Puget Sound Energy (PSE) service territory includes 11 counties in the state of Washington, covering 6,000 square miles and ranging from the Canadian border to the south end of Puget Sound. To serve its customers, PSE maintains 45,000 miles of electric and natural gas lines, more than 400 electric substations, a dozen power plants and the Northwest’s largest underground natural gas storage facility.
Detroit Edison (DTE Energy) is Michigan’s largest electric utility, serving more than 2 million customers. Since 2007, Black & Veatch has been involved with developing the Combined Operating License Application (COLA) for DTE Energy’s proposed new advanced design nuclear unit, Fermi 3, at the existing Fermi 2 nuclear site in Monroe, Michigan.
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.
Through its support to the Electricity & Water Authority, Black & Veatch established a long-term strategy and plan for the sustainable development, management and conservation of water resources in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
There is a growing interdependence between water and energy and the sustainable infrastructure needed for producing or treating both. Black & Veatch is a leader in the connectivity of water and energy, designing and overseeing construction for one of the largest energy-recovery projects of its kind on the U.S. East Coast at the Metropolitan District (MDC) in Hartford, Connecticut.
The population of Johnson County, Kansas, was growing rapidly. Water District No. 1 (WaterOne) needed a reliable, long-term water supply. A 2003 water master plan identified the need for an additional 150 million gallons per day (mgd) of capacity over the next 40 years.
The Subiya Water Distribution Complex project serves to address increased demands on the availability of potable water and reduce reliance on groundwater supply to a sustainable level.
The project provides up to 125 million imperial gallons per day (migd) of potable water to the Subiya New City development and existing water distribution complex. Black & Veatch led design and construction supervision.
The Salt River Project (SRP) had a distance problem. As part owner of one of the largest nuclear power plants in the United States, SRP needed a transmission line that would span the 150 miles between the plant and a substation. Adding urgency to the need was a location that was demanding more and more energy – the rapidly growing Phoenix, Ariz., area.
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