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.
The Inline Storage System Pump Station (ISSPS) is one of Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) most critical pieces of infrastructure. The Inline Storage System (ISS) is a 30-foot diameter, deep conveyance tunnel at the heart of a network of sanitary and combined sewers used by MMSD. The ISS captures and conveys wet weather flow to the ISSPS to minimize overflows into Lake Michigan and flooding in the greater Milwaukee area.
Hong Kong’s water supplies are provided through a network of 7,800 kilometres (km) (4,847 miles) of water mains. Most of these water mains are underground, and a substantial portion were laid more than 30 years ago. They are progressively approaching the end of their service life and have become increasingly difficult and costly to maintain.
The Massachusetts water Resources Authority (MwRA) wanted to strengthen its water transmission system to ensure that Boston and its surrounding communities could grow and prosper. And they wanted to do it without compromising the quality or reliability of the water supply.
Black & Veatch’s projects with ITC Holdings Corp. (ITC) began when ITC was established in June 2003 and continue through today. Black & Veatch is the engineer and construction manager for the ITC Great Plains Kansas Electric Transmission Authority (KETA) project.
Sited in the Mirpur district of Pakistan, Mangla Dam has been raised from its original height of 454 feet to 484 feet (ft). The increased dam height allows the reservoir conservation level to be raised by 40ft up to 1242ft above sea level, with a reservoir area of 125 square miles. As joint venture partner, Black & Veatch is providing design and expert consultancy advice.
West County Energy Center (WCEC) Unit 3 is a world-class, combined cycle combustion turbine project. West County Power Partners, LLC, is managing the project for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), and Black & Veatch has a major role in completing the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning.
Black & Veatch continues to bring real value to the people of Afghanistan by increasing generating capacity at the Kajaki Hydro Power Plant Unit 2 under extremely challenging circumstances. In fact, Black & Veatch’s efforts for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have been a leading contributor to more than doubling the electrical power capacity available to the Afghan people.
After a three-decade relationship, The United Illuminating Company (UI) selected Black & Veatch to provide the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the modernization of UI’s existing Grand Avenue 115 kV switching facility in New Haven, Connecticut.
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.
When clients plan to deploy a new or unproven technology to the marketplace, it helps to count on a sole-source services provider. Black & Veatch has ability to scale the right mix of resources to engineer and deploy new ideas on a nationwide basis. It’s an ability that comes from more than 40 years of designing and deploying networks.
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