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Mike Orth, Black & Veatch President of Governments & Environment, Accepted into Forbes Business Council

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Mike Orth, President of Governments & Environment for Black & Veatch, is now a member of the Forbes Business Council, an invitation-only community for world-class business executives.

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U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards Black & Veatch and GEI Consultants Joint Venture a Contract for Dam Safety Engineering and Design Services

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, along with their joint-venture partner GEI Consultants, has won an Indefinite Delivery Contract for National Dam Safety Engineering and Design Services from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Dam Safety Modification Mandatory Center of Expertise.

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Black & Veatch Initiates Sponsorship to Help Combat Human Trafficking

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical infrastructure solutions, announced at its recent leadership conference in Kansas City, Missouri, that it is taking steps to join the fight against this global issue by supporting three anti-human trafficking organizations: the Center for Combating Human Trafficking, the International Justice Mission, and Veronica’s Voice.

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Black & Veatch Names Ruturaj Govilkar to Lead India Business as New Generation of Clients Seek Decarbonised, Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

Publish date:   |  Mumbai, India

Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, has named Ruturaj Govilkar as Country Manager and Managing Director, India, to steer the company’s growth. He will oversee all aspects of Black & Veatch’s business in the country.

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India’s Adani Power Selects Black & Veatch to Optimize Thermal Power Assets, Reduce Operational Costs and Emissions

Publish date:   |  Mumbai, India

Global infrastructure solutions leader implements Asset Performance Management (APM) Program to deliver timely, actionable insights.

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Black & Veatch’s Contributions to Leading Pediatric Medical Center Near $5 Million

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch announced today that its support of Children’s Mercy Kansas City, including proceeds from its 24th Charity Golf Tournament this week, have exceeded $4.8 million over the past 26 years. Contributions from the golf event, at Shadow Glen Golf Club in Olathe, Kansas, have gone directly to Children’s Mercy to support several causes since the tournament’s inception.

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Black & Veatch CIO Named the 2022 Kansas City Global CIO of the Year by the ORBIE Awards

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, today announced that CIO Irvin Bishop Jr. was named the 2022 Kansas City Global CIO of the Year® by the ORBIE® Awards. For over 20 years, the CIO ORBIE Awards have recognized technology executives for leadership, innovation and excellence in this rapidly growing, CIO-led national professional association.

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“Beneath the Surface: The Journey of Water,” presented by the International Water Association and produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions features two Black & Veatch projects

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, today announced that two of its water projects are included in “Beneath the Surface: The Journey of Water,” presented by the International Water Association and produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions. The film profiles innovators advancing security, resilience and stewardship into global water systems. The two projects discussed in the film, Soquel Creek Water District in California and Fontenelle Park in Nebraska, highlight Black & Veatch’s experience in developing holistic approaches that solve the industry’s evolving challenges, ensuring a lasting, dependable water ecosystem.

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Black & Veatch Report: Renewable Energy Integration, Aging Infrastructure the Top Issues in a Transforming Electric Sector Embracing a Decarbonizing World

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

In an increasingly decarbonizing world, the U.S. electric industry is transforming itself as the growth of renewable energy and evolving distributed energy use forces utilities to find ways to accommodate new sources of power. Power-disrupting weather events and wildfires propelled by climate change are also testing the resilience of the aging power infrastructure in need of modernizing. Investment and regulatory uncertainties only add to the sector’s headwinds.

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Gas Infrastructure, Renewable Energy Integration Vital to Accelerating Asia’s Energy Transition: Black & Veatch

Publish date:   |  Bangkok, Thailand

As Asia races to expand its variable renewable energy generation, more integration of generation, transmission and distribution technologies will be required to balance electric grids, enhance energy security and reach decarbonization goals.

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Power, Water Industry Veterans Join Black & Veatch Board of Directors

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, announced this week that Laszlo von Lazar, president of the company’s Energy & Process Industries business, and Mike Orth, president of the company’s Governments & Environment business, have been named to Black & Veatch’s Board of Directors. 

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Black & Veatch, Operation Breakthrough Launch Solar-Powered Learning Lab Honoring Retired CEO Steve Edwards

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, and Operation Breakthrough Inc., a nonprofit organization in Kansas City, Mo., have launched the Steve Edwards Renewable Energy Lab. The lab commemorates Edwards’ 44-year career at Black & Veatch and honors his contributions across global communities in the field of sustainability. The company celebrated Edwards’ retirement in late August.

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Black & Veatch to Lead Multi-Year Resilient Infrastructure Program in Miami-Area Village of Key Biscayne

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

As increasing tropical storm events and rising sea levels caused by significant environmental changes spur waterfront communities to harden their infrastructure assets, Miami-Dade County’s Island Village of Key Biscayne has selected Black & Veatch to help develop more resilient, sustainable infrastructure systems.

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Carbon Sequestration a Priority as Black & Veatch begins Pre-FEED effort for KeyState Natural Gas Extraction Project

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a global leader in decarbonization solutions, announces it has begun pre-FEED (front end engineering and design) activities associated with the KeyState Natural Gas Synthesis plant in north-central Pennsylvania. The project is expected to produce hydrogen, automotive grade urea (DEF) and ammonia while capturing and permanently storing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with the hydrogen production.

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Black & Veatch Selects Barry Clegg to Lead BV Operations as the Critical Human Infrastructure Leader Addresses Megatrends Reshaping the World

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch announced today that it has named Barry Clegg president of BV Operations, a group comprising a centralized pool of resources and talent serving as the execution engine that keeps the global engineering and construction company running. BV Operations, with more than 8,100 professionals, houses project execution capabilities and resources, and maintains, develops and deploys global resources in support of the work the company performs around the world.

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Black & Veatch, Canary Media Report: 2022 Global Decarbonization Push Complex, Although the Promise of Clean Energy Remains

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

As global decarbonization accelerates through widening adoption of renewable energy and other green technologies, a new survey-driven report by Black & Veatch and Canary Media highlights the pace and progress of clean energy despite this year’s unusual volatility in the power sector.

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Decarbonising Australia’s Mining Sector Beyond Renewables Highlighted in Timely Black & Veatch eBook

Publish date:   |  Melbourne, Australia

Integrating mining infrastructure solutions across power, water and other critical technologies provides Australia’s mining industry with opportunities to overcome sustainability challenges at every stage of the mining process.

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Black & Veatch Completes World’s First Commercial-Scale Alternative Animal Feed Production Facility

Publish date:   |  Beijing, China

With demand for protein from the world’s rapidly growing population expected to rise, commissioning is now underway at the world’s first industrial-scale FeedKind® facility in Chongqing, China.

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Black & Veatch Joins Australian Hydrogen Council, Deepens Decarbonization Commitment to Australia

Publish date:   |  Melbourne, Australia

Black & Veatch has joined the Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC) as part of its efforts to accelerate the global shift to zero emission energy and speed the development of a global hydrogen energy economy.

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Black & Veatch engages with SteelToad Consulting LLC under Small Business Association’s Mentor-Protégé program

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, today announced involvement with SteelToad Consulting LLC, a Small Business Association (SBA)-certified HUBZone business providing authoritative cybersecurity and IT services. The agreement, part of the SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program, includes Black & Veatch acting as a mentor to provide skills and guidance on successful business practices that will help advance SteelToad to the next level of technology service delivery and capability.  

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Black & Veatch appointed to major Irish power resilience project

Publish date:   |  Guildford, United Kingdom

Black & Veatch has been selected by Atlantic Projects Company (APC) to provide engineering design support for three gas turbine power projects in Ireland.

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New Black & Veatch eBook Examines Opportunities for Natural Gas to Accelerate Asia’s Energy Transition

Publish date:   |  Bangkok, Thailand

Expanding variable renewable energy resources while boosting the reliability of Asia’s electric grid will require the use of integrated solutions, including gas-fired generation, to accelerate a successful energy transition.

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Black & Veatch Construction Management Effort Recognized with Top Public Works Project of 2022 by American Public Works Association

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

The American Public Works Association (APWA) has named a Black & Veatch-managed sewer tunneling project in South Carolina the “2022 Public Works Project of the Year,” reflecting Black & Veatch’s excellence in construction management involving sustainable infrastructure. The Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) Reedy River Basin Sewer Tunnel  — also known as the “Dig Greenville Project” — won in the environment category for projects costing $25 million to $75 million.

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Black & Veatch’s Irvin Bishop Jr. Named Among Savoy Magazine's ‘2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America’

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Savoy magazine, a leading African-American business and lifestyle publication, has named Irvin Bishop Jr., executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO) with Black & Veatch, to its list of “Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America.”

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Newlight Selects Black & Veatch to Design Aircarbon Production Plant in Ohio

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Looking to significantly expand its regenerative practice of transforming air and greenhouse gas into a material called “Aircarbon,” Newlight Technologies has chosen decarbonization solutions leader Black & Veatch to design the biotechnology company’s next commercial-scale plant in Ohio.

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Black & Veatch’s Annual Sustainability Report Highlights Progress on ESG Goals and Net-Zero Commitment

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Recognizing the positive impact companies can make on social and climate matters, Black & Veatch released its Sustainability Report. The annual report provides a reflection on the global engineering, procurement, construction and consulting leader’s progress toward its 2020-2023 sustainability strategy, as well as a look ahead as sustainability measurement and goal setting evolves globally.

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Using Black & Veatch Expertise, Water and Wastewater Projects in Atlanta, South Carolina Grab Top Honors from Construction Group

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, announces that two water-related projects in which it played key roles have been awarded “project of the year” honors from the Underground Construction Association (UCA).

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Fleet Electrification: New Black & Veatch eBook Outlines Transition to Sustainable Electric Vehicle Fleets

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

With transportation emitting the most greenhouse gases of any economic sector in the United States, businesses, utilities and governments are retooling their delivery and transportation practices as they work toward their sustainability goals. With this in mind, Black & Veatch’s new eBook – 10 Steps to Build Sustainable Electric Fleets – describes why the time has never been better to go electric and charts a path for fleet and sustainability managers to transition to electric vehicle (EV) fleets.

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Ampaire, Black & Veatch to Collaborate on Expanding Electrified Aviation Infrastructure

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Pioneering electric aircraft developer Ampaire and Black & Veatch – a global leader in sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy and transportation electrification – will collaborate on developing airport electrification that supports tomorrow’s electric aviation needs.

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Black & Veatch Water Report: Data, Resiliency Drive Industry Amid Challenges of Aging Infrastructure, Climate Adaptation and Talent Acquisition

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

When Black & Veatch launched its first annual analysis of the U.S. water industry a decade ago, funding for needed upgrades to aging infrastructure was considered lacking as the economy dealt with the ongoing impacts of the “Great Recession.” Ten years later with inflation levels the highest in decades, the newly released Black & Veatch 2022 Water Report details what’s changed – and what hasn’t – as the sector’s complexities have grown to include evolving regulations, climate change and cybersecurity threats in addition to the persistent aging of the assets and workforce.

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United States Energy Association Appoints Mario Azar to Board of Directors

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

The United States Energy Association has appointed Mario Azar, incoming Chairman and CEO of Black & Veatch to its Board of Directors. The USEA Board includes senior executives from U.S. energy corporations, trade associations, and other organizations all of which represent the interests of the energy industry.

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Black & Veatch Named Inaugural CAPS Network Engineering Champion

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

As the journey from education to employment becomes more complex, the challenges of building tomorrow’s workforce are intensifying, notably in the STEM education space. To build a foundation for long-term employment solutions for the engineering and construction industry, Black & Veatch has joined the Center for the Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) Network Council of Champions as the inaugural CAPS Network Engineering Champion.

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Black & Veatch Appoints Leon Downing as Global Practice & Technology Leader for Nutrient Removal and Recovery

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch announced today that Dr. Leon Downing, a water industry expert with a track record of deploying cutting-edge nutrient removal technologies, has been named global practice and technology leader for nutrient removal in the company’s water business.

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CIO Irvin Bishop Jr. Recognized as ITSMF’s Technology Executive of the Year

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Irvin Bishop Jr., a Black & Veatch executive vice president serving as the global critical human infrastructure leader’s chief information officer, has been named the Information Technology Senior Management Forum’s “technology executive of the year” among large businesses with at least 1,000 employees.

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From Cows to Kilowatts: Black & Veatch Awarded EPC Project to Convert Dairy Farm Manure into Renewable Natural Gas

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Although dairy is a dietary staple in many American households, it can be hard on the environment due to the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) produced from dairy farms. To address this, Black & Veatch has partnered with Amp Americas to develop an engineering, procurement and construction project that turns cow manure into renewable natural gas (RNG).

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RMEL Energy Association Names Black & Veatch’s Becca Schmidt `Emerging Leader’

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Becca Schmidt, who directs engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) proposals in the renewable energy business of Black & Veatch, has been named an emerging leader by RMEL, an energy trade association that provides education and networking services to the electric utility industry.

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Black & Veatch’s Brittany Kallenberger Selected for Society of American Military Engineers’ Leader Development Program

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch proudly announces mechanical engineer technician Brittany Kallenberger has been accepted to the Society of American Military Engineers’ (SAME) inaugural national leader development program (LDP) for innovative problem solvers.

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ASME and Black & Veatch Launch Twinify Technologies to Provide Digital Twin Solutions

Publish date:   |  NEW YORK

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Black & Veatch announced today the launch of a new joint venture, Twinify Technologies LLC, to provide digital twin solutions serving clients in asset intensive industries.

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Black & Veatch Among Global Infrastructure Leaders as Decarbonization, Resiliency and Sustainability Solutions Drive Growth

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Underscoring its leadership in helping clients achieve advanced decarbonization, sustainability and resilience solutions, Black & Veatch announces that the Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) latest “Top 500 Design Firms” Sourcebook ranks it among the world’s leaders in power, telecommunications and water.

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Black & Veatch Names Laszlo von Lazar New President of Fast Growing Energy & Process Industries Business Following Selection of Mario Azar as CEO

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KAN

Black & Veatch announced today that it has named Laszlo von Lazar as President of its Energy & Process Industries (E&PI) business, following the move earlier this month of Mario Azar to Chairman and CEO elect. In a related move, Dale Claudel, an industry veteran, has been selected by the company to lead its Energy Utilities segment within E&PI.

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Cindy Wallis-Lage, Executive Director at Black & Veatch, Accepted into Forbes Business Council

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Cindy Wallis-Lage, Executive Director of global engineering leader Black & Veatch, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, the foremost growth and networking organization for successful business owners and leaders worldwide.

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World’s Largest Green Hydrogen Hub Selects Black & Veatch as EPC Provider

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch announces that it has been selected by Mitsubishi Power Americas and Magnum Development, co-developers of what will be the world’s largest industrial green hydrogen production and storage facility, to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for that Advanced Clean Energy Storage project in Delta, Utah.

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El centro de hidrógeno verde más grande del mundo selecciona a Black & Veatch como proveedor de EPC

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Black & Veatch anuncia que ha sido seleccionada por Mitsubishi Power Americas y Magnum Development, co-desarrolladores de lo que será la instalación industrial de producción y almacenamiento de hidrógeno verde más grande del mundo, para proporcionar ingeniería, adquisiciones y servicios de construcción (EPC) para ese proyecto de Almacenamiento Avanzado de Energía Limpia en Delta, Utah.

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Black & Veatch Selects Mario Azar as New Chairman & CEO

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KAN.

The Black & Veatch Board of Directors today announces it has selected Mario Azar as the chairman and CEO for the company upon the decision of Steve Edwards to retire after 44 years of outstanding leadership, service and dedication. Azar, currently serving as president, Energy & Process Industries, becomes only the eighth senior leader in the founder, managing partner or chair role in Black & Veatch’s 107-year history.

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Environmental Engineering Awards Recognize Black & Veatch for ‘Outstanding Achievement’ on Wastewater Projects

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) awarded two Black & Veatch projects with 2022 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science™ Awards, reflecting the engineering company’s efforts to increase sustainability and water resilience in California.

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Aided by Black & Veatch, Atlanta Water Project Wins Coveted Engineering News-Record Top Prize

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Exemplifying resilience, sustainability and collaboration, a massive, $320-million project aided by Black & Veatch to bolster Atlanta’s strained water supply has won top honors as the Engineering News-Record’s water and wastewater global and Southeast project of the year. Black & Veatch served as owner’s engineer and supplied resident engineering, structural guidance and tunneling, mechanical, electrical and plumbing expertise.

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Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington Unveils First ‘Digital Equity Bus’

Publish date:   |  Seattle, Washington & Overland Park, Kansas

Digital Equity Bus Reveal
Dave Johnson (left), leader of Black & Veatch’s
Growth Accelerator business, joins Eileen Aparis
(middle), vice president of mission for Evergreen
Goodwill, and Daryl Campbell, president & CEO
of Evergreen Goodwill during the launch of the
organization’s Digital Equity Bus.

Demonstrating community impact well beyond its iconic thrift stores, the Seattle region’s Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington today launched its state-of-the-art “Digital Equity Bus,” which will bring Goodwill’s computer literacy and workforce development classes to people in rural and historically under-resourced communities.

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Black & Veatch, The Green Solutions Sign MoU to Advance Green Energy Production in Vietnam

Publish date:   |  Singapore

Black & Veatch and The Green Solutions (TGS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance the production and supply of green hydrogen and green ammonia in Vietnam.

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New Black & Veatch eBook Explores Hydrogen’s Role in Long-Duration Energy Storage

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Unprecedented amounts of renewable energy are being integrated onto the grid, but with intermittency a major barrier to large-scale decarbonization, the world needs cost-effective long-duration energy storage. Hydrogen 2022: The Road to Energy Storage – a new eBook from Black & Veatch – looks at the pros and cons of current battery energy storage technologies and explores hydrogen’s role as an economically viable, technically scalable long-duration energy storage solution.

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Decarbonization, Electrification, Climate Change, Energy Transition Named Top Trends

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

U.S. electric utilities are under growing pressure to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and integrate cleaner, more sustainable energy sources in a bid to meet aggressive net-zero energy targets, reaffirms the 2022 Megatrends in Power  report from Black & Veatch and Clarion Energy.

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Black & Veatch Selects Avatour to Optimize Remote Project Collaboration

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

With traditional project management approaches stressed by COVID-19, changing workforce dynamics and the increasing use of remote meetings, Avatour and Black & Veatch announce a strategic partnership that leverages digital collaboration to break down traditional meeting barriers, reduce risk and improve project execution.

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Black & Veatch’s Lichty Begins Term as President of Leading Recycled Water Organization

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch announces that Craig Lichty, vice president and client director for the company’s Governments and Environment market sector, has been named president of the WateReuse Association (WateReuse), the nation’s leading trade association dedicated to advancing the legislation, policies and funding of water reuse and recycled water.

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Black & Veatch Awarded Front End Engineering and Design for Proposed Floating Liquified Natural Gas Project in British Columbia

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

With its abundant natural gas supply, Canada’s British Columbia is seeing increased investment in liquified natural gas (LNG) infrastructure as the world accelerates low- and zero-carbon energy resources. In advancing this effort, Black & Veatch performed the pre-FEED study and now proceeds with full FEED to deliver the proposed Cedar LNG Project that will produce lowcarbon, cost-effective LNG for the global market. 

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Silicon Ranch Selects Black & Veatch to Build 125-Megawatt Solar Farm in Georgia

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch announced today that it has been selected by Silicon Ranch Corporation to build a sprawling, 125-megawatt (MWAC) solar array in Lee County in southwestern Georgia. Once construction is completed later this year, the DeSoto I Solar Farm will be among the biggest solar installations in the Southeast.

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Black & Veatch: Decarbonization Roadmaps First Step to Fair Energy Transition in Asia

Publish date:   |  Singapore

Clear and ambitious decarbonization roadmaps will help Asia achieve an equitable energy transition, yet more than 50 percent of industry respondents in Black & Veatch’s 2022 Asia Electric Report lack such plans. 

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Black & Veatch Ranks Among Top 20 of Environmental Consulting, Engineering Firms

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Underscoring its commitment to environmental solutions to its global clients at a time of accelerating decarbonization, Black & Veatch announces its Top 20 ranking in the Environmental Business Journal’s (EBJ) latest listing of top U.S. environmental consulting and engineering firms.

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Innovative, Sustainable and Forward-Thinking Approach Results in $300 Million in Savings for South Florida Water Utility

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Through technology innovation and a sustainable and forward-thinking design approach, Black & Veatch has helped the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) achieve more than $300 million capital and operations and maintenance savings at the county’s wastewater treatment plants as part of the Ocean Outfall Legislation (OOL) Program.

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Black & Veatch recibió la puntuación perfecta de Human Rights Campaign, marcando cuatro años del más alto nivel de reconocimiento

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Destacando su trabajo en la defensa de la diversidad, la equidad y la inclusión (DE&I) en el lugar de trabajo, Black & Veatch obtuvo otra puntuación perfecta en el Índice de Igualdad Corporativa (CEI) de 2022 de la Human Rights Campaign Foundation, manteniendo su designación como “Mejor Lugar para Trabajar por la Igualdad LGBTQ” por cuarto año consecutivo.

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Black & Veatch Awarded Perfect Score by Human Rights Campaign, Marking Four Years of Highest Level of Recognition

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Highlighting its work in advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace, Black & Veatch earned another perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), sustaining its designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” for a fourth consecutive year.

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Buckeye Partners Selects Black & Veatch to Build 270-MW Solar Project in Central Texas

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

With a clear focus on creating sustainable energy solutions and value for its stakeholders, Buckeye Partners, L.P. will build a 270-megawatt solar project in central Texas. To develop this critical renewable energy project, which adds to the company’s growing and diversified portfolio of lower-carbon solutions, Houston-based Buckeye has selected Black & Veatch to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the planned Project Parker photovoltaic solar project.

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Grid Modernization: New Black & Veatch eBook Navigates the Path Towards More Resilient, Reliable Electric Systems

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Shifting generation profiles, climate change, aging infrastructure and cybersecurity continue to challenge the reliability and resilience of electric grids around the world. Black & Veatch’s new eBook, Grid Modernization 2022: Reliability and Resilience offers electric utilities a timely and practical guide to the basics of grid modernization and presents a range of solutions to modernize utility grid systems.

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Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Start-up Accelerator Announces 2022 Participants

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Recognizing the world needs innovative solutions to counter the ongoing climate crisis, Black & Veatch has selected eight promising start-ups to join its IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator program, which provides funding and support to companies on the cutting edge of climate technology.

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Diode Ventures Launches Large-Scale Renewable Energy, Data Infrastructure Partnership in South Korea

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

The Republic of Korea runs on several energy-intensive industries, but a lack of sufficient natural resources means that Asia's fourth-largest economy is forced to import nearly all its energy even as it works toward aggressive net-zero goals. To answer the country’s need for sustainable infrastructure, Diode Ventures (Diode), a wholly owned subsidiary of Black & Veatch, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Energy Innovation Partners (EIP), subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, to develop, finance, build and operate renewable energy and data infrastructure projects in the Republic of Korea.

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Irvin Bishop, Jr., Black & Veatch CIO, Accepted into Forbes Technology Council

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Irvin Bishop, Jr., EVP, Chief Information Officer (CIO) with global engineering and consulting leader Black & Veatch, has been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives.

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Black & Veatch’s Electric Vehicle Charging Expertise Helps Accelerate ‘Charge Ready’ in Southern California

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

With communities across Southern California seeking to accelerate electric vehicle adoption efforts, Black & Veatch announces the completion of 12 charging stations at Cathedral City High School (CCHS) in Palm Springs, California. The project, a key component in local decarbonization efforts, was made possible through ‘Charge Ready,’ a program from public utility Southern California Edison (SCE) launched to add charging stations in its service area.

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Black & Veatch Report: Renewable Energy Integration Key to Asia’s Decarbonization, Energy Transition

Publish date:   |  Singapore

The integration of renewable energy into grid systems – more than simply deploying renewable energy to replace the region’s large dependence on coal – is the biggest challenge facing Asia’s electric industry, according to findings from this year’s Black & Veatch Asia Electric Report.

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Black & Veatch Recognized Among ‘Best of the Best’ in Michigan Workplace Safety, Health

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Reflecting its unwavering championing of safety protocols, Black & Veatch proudly announces it has received the Michigan Voluntary Protection Program in Construction (MVPPC) STAR Award – the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (MIOSHA) highest honor involving workplace safety.

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Black & Veatch Designs First-of-a-Kind Advanced R&D Facility for Cultivated Seafood in Singapore

Publish date:   |  Singapore

Black & Veatch collaborated with Shiok Meats for the conceptual design and layout of their first-of-a-kind advanced research and development facility for cultivated seafood, officially opened by Singapore’s Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Ms. Grace Fu in November.

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Black & Veatch: Nuclear Energy Key to Supercharging Decarbonization Efforts

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

While November’s COP26 conference further defined the importance of investments in clean energy to achieve critical decarbonization priorities, the event understated the unique challenges facing electric grid operators around the world as they balance the competing priorities brought on by a shift from fossil fuels and the ongoing need for reliable power provision. Navigating the uncertainty of the current decarbonization market will require ingenuity—today’s grid needs to handle multiplying sources of power generation and increased demand due to electrification efforts. Black & Veatch offers additional clarity on these circumstances in its new eBook, Clean Energy: Nuclear Energy and Decarbonization.

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Black & Veatch Names John Janchar to Global Infrastructure Leader’s Board of Directors

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Following the recent announcement that Black & Veatch is implementing a new leadership team and operational structure to better meet evolving client needs, the global engineering, construction and consulting leader announces its appointment of John Janchar to its board of directors.

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Black & Veatch Accelerates Clean Energy and STEM Learning through Operation Breakthrough Solar Deployment

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

With the search for clean energy solutions a major focus of STEM education programs, Black & Veatch has teamed with local Kansas City-based organizations to fund and complete a new solar canopy installation at Operation Breakthrough’s new Ignition Lab. The Ignition Lab will help inspire the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students, advance clean energy and provide onsite zero-carbon solar generation. The Black & Veatch Foundation – the company’s charitable giving arm – was among the project's funders while Black & Veatch also engaged as the solar project design lead and videographer.

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Black & Veatch’s Nutrient Removal Project Stands Up to Record California Wet-Weather Event

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

When the combination of two weather phenomena – a bomb cyclone and atmospheric river – inundated Northern California with record-breaking rainfall in October, Sacramento’s recently completed biological nutrient removal (BNR) facility did more than just weather the storm: it flexed its muscle in keeping the Sacramento River, and subsequently the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, clean.

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Carta del CEO: Transformar nuestras operaciones para beneficiar a nuestros clientes

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As Megatrends Reshape Infrastructure Markets, Black & Veatch Announces New Client-Focused Structure

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

With sustainability-driven global megatrends such as electrification, decarbonization, digitization and resilience aggressively reshaping the critical human infrastructure markets, Black & Veatch announces a new leadership team and operational structure designed to address the goals and issues of its expanding client portfolio.

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Letter from the CEO: Transforming our Operations to Benefit our Clients

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To our clients:

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El líder global en consultoría, ingeniería y construcción se transforma para abordar las necesidades en rápida evolución de los clientes con soluciones más ágiles e innovadoras

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Con megatendencias globales impulsadas por la sustentabilidad, como la electrificación, la descarbonización, la digitalización y la resiliencia, que remodelan agresivamente los mercados de infraestructura humana crítica, Black & Veatch anuncia un nuevo equipo de liderazgo y una estructura operativa diseñada para abordar los objetivos y problemas de su cartera de clientes en expansión.

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Marine Power Systems Appoints Black & Veatch to System Engineering and Coordination Role for Combined Floating Wind and Wave Energy Project

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Black & Veatch has been selected to help guide Marine Power Systems across subsystem design coordination, systems engineering and the certification of Marine Power Systems’ unique and flexible floating wind and wave energy generation hardware.

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Black & Veatch Report: Renewable Energy Integration Tops Electric Sector’s List of Challenges as Decarbonization, Climate Change Propel Transformation

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Facing mounting demand to integrate increasing amounts of renewable energy onto the grid and elevate their resilience to power-disrupting weather events and wildfires, U.S. electric utilities continue to wage a transformation keying on their need to modernize in a decarbonizing world. Black & Veatch’s new survey-driven Electric Report puts into focus the blend of challenges and opportunities for a sector tasked with bolstering their reliability in a rapidly evolving energy ecosystem.

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Honda Tests Prototype Autonomous Work Vehicle at Solar Construction Site with Black & Veatch

Publish date:   |  Torrance, CA and Overland Park, KS

Honda and Black & Veatch have successfully tested the prototype Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) at a Black & Veatch construction site in New Mexico. During the month-long field test, the second-generation prototype of the fully-electric Honda AWV performed a range of functions at a large-scale solar energy construction project, including towing activities and transporting construction materials, water, and other supplies to pre-set destinations within the work site. Watch a video of the Honda AWV at https://honda.us/AWV.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards Black & Veatch’s Randy Castro with Top Honor, the Gold de Fleury Medal

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Black & Veatch announces that Randy Castro, president of the company’s federal business and a retired U.S. Army major general, will be awarded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) highest honor – the Gold de Fleury Medal – in recognition of his lifetime achievements and significant contributions to Army engineering.

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Black & Veatch Secures Sembcorp Energy UK Steam Optimisation Project

Publish date:   |  Guildford, UK

Black & Veatch has secured the contract to optimise steam generation at Sembcorp Energy UK’s (SEUK) 2,000-acre site at Wilton International.

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Black & Veatch Awarded Owner’s Engineer Role for Pumped Storage Hydropower Project in Hawaii

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Black & Veatch has been selected by AES Clean Energy (AES) to serve as owner’s engineer for the pumped storage and hydropower portion of the West Kaua‘i Energy Project, which will be a critical step in helping the state move closer to its target of 100-percent locally produced renewable energy by 2045. When complete, the overall program will reduce dependency on fossil fuels – offsetting the use of 8.5 million gallons of fossil fuels annually – for the island’s more than 70,000 residents.

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Black & Veatch and Industry Dive: Climate Resilience Strategies Command Top Priority in Utility, Manufacturing, Transportation Sectors

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

The increased frequency of extreme weather events is driving companies to realize the best way to protect their economic interests and maintain their social license to operate is to invest in climate resilience strategies. A new joint report from Black & Veatch and Industry Dive demonstrates this investment is key to protecting the foundation of each company. The report found 43 percent of all survey participants deemed core business operations or processes the area most threatened by climate change-related risk overall.

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Black & Veatch Partners with Idaho National Laboratory to Accelerate Use of Cybersecurity Methodology

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

With digitization proliferating across the infrastructure sector, utilities are facing a higher risk of cybersecurity threats than ever before. To address clients’ changing needs, Black & Veatch has partnered with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to license the use of Consequence-Driven Cyber-Informed Engineering (CCE), a patent-pending methodology that will improve security within the nation’s utility infrastructure.

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Black & Veatch Collaborates with Future Facilities to Help Data Centers Increase Efficiency, Transition to High-Density

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

As the digital revolution redefines the definition of infrastructure, data centers are increasingly transitioning to high performance computing with higher rack density to meet demand for high-speed, reliable computing and analytics. Recognizing this, Black & Veatch and Future Facilities are working together to offer a suite of services including data center assessments, analysis and upgrades to maximize the efficiency and longevity of existing data center infrastructure.

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Black & Veatch Helps Vail, Colorado, Complete First Phase of 100-Percent Electrification of its Public Bus Fleet

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

For mountain ski towns like Vail, Colorado, climate change and warming temperatures pose an existential threat to the heavy snowpack on which the area’s tourism economy is based. To help reduce emissions, the Town of Vail turned to Black & Veatch, a global leader in electrification and engineering solutions, to upgrade its electrical systems as it prepares for 100-percent electrification of its public bus fleet.  

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Black & Veatch to Help Northern California Water District Replenish Stressed Groundwater Basin with Purified Recycled Water

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Facing a dwindling water supply due to historic overdraft and climate change-fueled drought, Northern California’s Soquel Creek Water District is turning to an advanced recycled water purification system, delivered in part by engineering leader Black & Veatch, to help drive sustainable groundwater supply management and meet the state’s sustainability mandate.

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Black & Veatch: Food, Beverage Companies Increasingly Eye Sustainability to Improve Operations, Bottom Line

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As consumers and investors demand a greater focus on sustainability a new report finds the food and beverage industry setting more aggressive sustainability goals but still deferential to the bottom line. The Black & Veatch – Clear Seas Research report highlights the industry’s quest to increase efficiency, lower energy usage, and quell or upcycle byproduct waste despite a lack of in-house expertise to set and execute sustainability goals. At the same time, pressures to grow revenue and maintain profit margins complicate matters.

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Black & Veatch Reaffirms Commitment to Stamping Out Bribery, Corruption

Publish date:   |  Overland ParK, Kansas

Recognizing that transparency is absolutely critical to protecting its reputation as a global engineering leader, Black & Veatch is proud to announce that it has satisfactorily accomplished its second flawless annual ISO 37001 certification renewal – the international standard for anti-bribery business management systems – for its office in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Bribery is a destructive criminal activity that turns over $1 trillion of dirty money every year while completely undermining an organization’s credibility and trust.

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Black & Veatch to Design, Build Canada’s First Electric ‘Smart Grid’

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As the electric industry addresses growing demands for lower carbon footprints and heightened reliability and resilience, a Canadian community is entrusting Black & Veatch to transform its power system into a technology-driven, enhanced “smart grid” meant to lower consumer costs and slash greenhouse gas emissions.

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New Black & Veatch eBook Explores Market Dynamics of Low- and Zero-Carbon Hydrogen Technologies

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

The global energy industry is looking to green hydrogen, a carbonless fuel generated with renewable energy, as essential on the road to decarbonization and climate neutrality. Given the scale of the investments needed to harness hydrogen’s potential – and the ambiguous costs associated with it – a new eBook from Black & Veatch provides clarity by examining market forces and financial considerations surrounding hydrogen technology.

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Black & Veatch to Determine Cost of Pending PFAS Regulations on More Than 140,000 U.S. Drinking Water Systems

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Known as “forever chemicals” because they don’t easily biodegrade, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are drawing increased scrutiny from health agencies, utilities and the public for their presence in drinking water and their effects on human and environmental health. To help mitigate the issue, Black & Veatch has been selected by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) to lead a project to develop national cost models for compliance with the first national drinking water standard for PFAS treatment in the United States, a policy that will impact each of the more than 140,000 public water systems.

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In Hunt for Decarbonization Solutions, Black & Veatch’s Incubator Launches Climate Tech Accelerator Program

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Recognizing that the world is in climate crisis, global engineering leader Black & Veatch is looking for bold, committed partners to help accelerate the development of decarbonization solutions. It is against this backdrop that the company kicked off its IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator, a 12-week virtual program that provides funding and support to startup companies on the cutting edge of climate technology.

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First-of-its-Kind ‘Electric Island’ Public Charging Station Recognized by Fast Company’s ‘Innovation by Design’ Awards

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

As the first-of-its-kind, high-capacity public charging station for medium- and heavy-duty commercial electric vehicles (EVs), “Electric Island” in Portland, Oregon, has earned honorable mention in the sustainability category of Fast Company magazine’s 2021 “Innovation by Design” awards.

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Black & Veatch Management Consulting Chosen to Help Drive SCG International’s Electric Vehicle Transition in Thailand

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

A global leader in decarbonization solutions and zero-emission transportation infrastructure, Black & Veatch announces its selection as technical expert in SCG International Corp. Co.’s effort to electrify its transportation fleets. More broadly, the project seeks to be a blueprint for sweeping EV adoption and infrastructure throughout Thailand and other markets that SCG serves.

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Black & Veatch 2021 Megatrends Report Illuminates Growing Importance, Complementary Nature of Electrification, Decarbonization

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Climate change no longer is a nebulous concept, as communities around the globe experience the devastating effects of rising temperatures and increasingly extreme weather events. To address this, policymakers, corporations and other stakeholders are plotting ambitious net-zero action, helping to establish electrification and decarbonization as the overarching “megatrends” of 2021, according to a new report from global engineering and construction leader Black & Veatch and Canary Media.

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Black & Veatch’s Dr. James Barnard Honored with ‘OPAL’ Industry Award for Work in Advanced Water Pollution Control

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Black & Veatch announces that Dr. James Barnard, global process and technology leader for the company’s water business, has been honored with the American Society for Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) award for design. The OPAL award is bestowed upon exceptional civil engineering leaders in recognition of their lifetime achievements. The ASCE selected Barnard for his outstanding contributions to the field of design in advanced water pollution control.

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Black & Veatch Federal Services Group Wins Share of $800M USAID Worldwide Contract

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Black & Veatch announces today that it has won a share of a seven-year, $800 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract (IDIQ) for architectural, engineering and other services to support the growing global mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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New Black & Veatch Operating Asset Services Will Help Power Industry Confront Ongoing Challenges

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As the power industry’s needs rapidly evolve, utilities and other energy asset owners are confronting new and persisting challenges – everything from determining how to invest in assets to addressing changing customer demands and weather extremes -- while still delivering safe, reliable and cost-effective service.

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Black & Veatch Executive Jenn Shafer Named to Influential Kansas City Region Leadership Class

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Jennifer “Jenn” Shafer, associate vice president and director of dispute resolution for Black & Veatch, has been named to the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City’s (CCGKC) latest “Kansas City Tomorrow” leadership class.

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Black & Veatch’s Una Nowling Wins Kansas City-Area `STEMMy’ Award for Diversity Efforts

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Since coming out as a transgender woman in 2012, Black & Veatch’s Una Nowling has championed efforts to educate locally and globally about gender diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM). That commitment now is being recognized with one of Kansas City region’s premier awards for advocacy for women in STEMM.

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Beca and Black & Veatch Announce Collaboration to Deliver Solutions for a more Sustainable Australian Mining Industry

Publish date:   |  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beca & Black & Veatch (B&BV) have announced a collaboration to deliver sustainability and decarbonisation solutions, combined with a strong local presence, to service minerals and metals operations across Australia.

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Black & Veatch presenta el e-book Hidrógeno 2021: una Hoja de Ruta hacia Net Zero

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

A medida que el mundo reconoce los crecientes impactos del cambio climático, existe una sensación de urgencia por acelerar la transición a sistemas de energía, transporte e industriales con menos emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero y lograr modos de producción y consumo más sustentables.

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Black & Veatch Providing Preliminary Design of a Major Potable Water Conveyance System in Southern Nevada

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch announces it has been selected by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) to perform preliminary and final design services for the Horizon Lateral, a $1.6-billion water conveyance system that will strengthen water delivery service for its customers.

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Black & Veatch: Climate Change, COVID-19 Pandemic Underscore Water Sector’s Need for Broader View of Resilience, Data Use

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

The U.S. water industry is embracing innovation, sustainability and technology, including data, analytics and other “digital water” tools along with resource recovery processes. Combined, this continued progress helps to meet a host of challenges headlined by aging infrastructure, climate-related impacts and uncertainties from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a newly released report from Black & Veatch.

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New Black & Veatch eBook Explores Electric Utilities’ Progress Towards Grid Modernization

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Transformation of the U.S. energy grid is underway against a backdrop of aggressive decarbonization goals even as electric utilities modernize to accommodate an influx of distributed energy resources (DER) and mitigate risks to system reliability.

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IBM and Black & Veatch Collaborate on AI-Driven Monitoring Solutions

Publish date:   |  Armonk, New York and Overland Park, Kansas

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Black & Veatch today announced a collaboration to jointly market Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions, including remote monitoring technologies that combine near real-time data analytics with artificial intelligence to help customers keep equipment and assets running at peak performance and reliability.

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Black & Veatch guides point-of-use hydrogen production for vehicle fuel study

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Artificial Intelligence business Empati has commissioned Black & Veatch to deliver a study into the feasibility of using distributed production of green hydrogen to fuel vehicle fleets. Black & Veatch will provide an economic, logistical and technical assessment of onsite, on-demand hydrogen production’s potential as a fuel for fleet operators seeking to decarbonize.

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Black & Veatch Continues Advancing Solar Power’s March as Global Decarbonization Push Intensifies

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Continuing its ascent as part of a diversified energy portfolio in an evolving, rapidly decarbonizing power industry, the U.S. solar market has eclipsed 100 gigawatts of installed electric generating capacity, doubling the solar sector’s size since 2018, a recent report found. And Black & Veatch, a global leader in power infrastructure solutions, continues to play a key role in helping satisfy the demand.

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Black & Veatch Celebrates 60 Years of Delivering Infrastructure Solutions in Canada

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As Black & Veatch celebrates its 60th year of innovative operations in Canada, the company recognizes the more than 1,500 completed projects that span power and energy market segments, essential water management solutions, and telecommunications advancements across the country. With the milestone, the company’s experts – now at the forefront of the decarbonization and sustainability movements – see significant opportunities to accelerate Canada’s deployment of advanced infrastructure assets.

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Black & Veatch Management Consulting Launches New Cybersecurity Maturity Model Readiness Service

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

To address growing cybersecurity concerns, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has introduced the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirement for federal contractors. To help federal contractors prepare for their Level 1 - 3 assessment, Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC, has achieved accreditation as a Registered Provider Organization (RPO) from the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB).

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Black & Veatch Awarded Federal Funding to Advance Direct Air Capture Technology

Publish date:   |  Department of Energy selects global engineering leader to participate in R&D project aimed at capturing a ground-breaking 100,000 tons of CO2 per year

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Black & Veatch $2.5 million in federal funding to participate in a research and development (R&D) project aimed at advancing direct air capture (DAC) technology. The global engineering leader will develop an initial engineering design of a DAC system that aims to capture 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the atmosphere per year – currently, no existing DAC system has this level of capacity.

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Black & Veatch Management Consulting, Copperleaf Form Strategic Alliance to Deliver Electric, Gas Grid Investment Planning Capabilities

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As renewable energy and storage assets create increasingly complex grid infrastructure management challenges, Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC and Copperleaf® announce a new alliance that provides electric and gas utilities greater ability to manage critical infrastructure. Using a robust, highly replicable software-backed solution in grid asset investment planning and optimization, clients will get a consistent, transparent and quantitative way to make complex trade-off decisions and develop mid- and long-term investment strategies.

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2021 Engineering News-Record Rankings Reinforce Black & Veatch’s Status as Global Infrastructure Solutions Leader

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

The 2021 Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Sourcebook’s rankings underscore Black & Veatch’s continued leadership in the rapidly evolving energy, water, telecommunications and government services sectors

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Black & Veatch Inaugural Sustainability Report Highlights Workplace Equity, Safety and Net-Zero Carbon Commitments

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Engineering, construction and consulting leader Black & Veatch today announced the availability of its inaugural sustainability report. The report details the company’s efforts across seven environmental, social and governance commitment areas aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Progress towards each commitment is detailed across 2020, a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, racial tensions across communities in the United States and growing urgency to decarbonize our planet’s economies highlighted in the Company’s decision to exit the new-build coal power market.

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Desalination Plant of the Year 2021: Black & Veatch is client’s technical advisor

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

The Global Water Awards’ Desalination Plant of the Year 2021 has been presented to a project drawing upon technical expertise from Black & Veatch. Singapore’s Marina East project was led by Keppel Infrastructure with Black & Veatch acting as technical advisor to end client Public Utilities Board (PUB).

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Black & Veatch Further Expands Power Transmission Team to Support Southeast Asia’s Sustainability Goals

Publish date:   |  Bangkok, Thailand

As the need for integrated power generation, transmission and distribution solutions grows across Asia, Black & Veatch has further strengthened its power transmission and distribution team with the appointment of Jerin Raj as its Asia Power Transmission & Distribution Business Director.

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Black & Veatch Completes Detailed Design Work for Koch Fertilizer’s Upgrade of Plant in Beatrice, Nebraska

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

With Black & Veatch having completed key front-end engineering design (FEED) work and cost guidance, Koch Fertilizer is undertaking a $90-million upgrade of its Nebraska nitrogen plant, looking to boost output while improving its reliability and environmental and safety performance.

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Black & Veatch’s Randy Castro Elected to National Academy of Construction

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch proudly announces that Randy Castro, leader of the company’s federal business and a retired U.S. Army major general, has been elected to the 2021 class of the National Academy of Construction (NAC).

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Diode Ventures Announces Financial Close of its First Greenfield Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Project

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

To help address growing demand for solar energy generation in the southwestern U.S., Diode Ventures (Diode), a Black & Veatch company that develops global infrastructure projects, announced today that has reached financial close on the Grizzly Ridge Solar Project, a nearly 140-megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar field located in Hamilton County, Texas. The project was co-developed with RKB Energy, LLC (RKB).

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Black & Veatch Expands ‘Experts on Demand’ to Include Data Center Facility Consulting and Advisory Services

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are increasingly employing more data-intensive applications to conduct business and serve their customers, driving a growing need to upgrade or modernize their enterprise data center infrastructure. To better address the changing needs of its clients, Black & Veatch announces today that it has added data center facility consulting and advisory services to its Experts on Demand micro-consulting platform.

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Decarbonization Roadmap: New Black & Veatch ebook helps organizations ensure their early steps towards decarbonization are the right steps

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

The impacts of climate change are fostering a sense of urgency in the drive to decarbonize. Many organizations, however, remain unclear about how to achieve their NetZero commitments. Hydrogen 2021: A Roadmap to NetZero, a new ebook from Black & Veatch, helps organizations chart a pathway towards delivering their decarbonization goals.

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Black & Veatch realizará estudios de factibilidad para la Andes Energy Terminal, una terminal de GNL y Proyecto de Planta de Energía en Buenaventura, Colombia.

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch, proveedor líder de soluciones de infraestructura energética bajas en carbono, fue seleccionado para realizar los estudios técnicos, de ingeniería y comerciales de la Andes Energy Terminal (AET) ubicada en la Península de Aguadulce en Buenaventura, Colombia. El estudio se efectuará con base en el trabajo comercial y técnico llevado a cabo previamente por los patrocinadores y se centrará en el desarrollo de una instalación de regasificación de gas natural licuado (GNL) y una planta de 400 MW de generación eléctrica a gas natural, con el fin de entregar electricidad confiable a ciudades del centro y suroccidente de Colombia.

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Black & Veatch to Conduct Feasibility Studies for Andes Energy Terminal, an LNG Terminal and Power Plant Project in Buenaventura, Colombia

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a leading provider of low-carbon energy infrastructure solutions, has been selected to conduct the technical, engineering and commercial studies of the Andes Energy Terminal (AET) located in the Aguadulce Peninsula in Buenaventura, Colombia. The study will build on commercial and technical work previously completed by the sponsors and focus on the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification facility and 400 megawatts (MW) of natural gas-powered generation assets, in order to deliver reliable electricity to cities in central and southwestern Colombia.

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Mario Azar, Key Architect of Black & Veatch Power Transformation, Joins Company’s Board of Directors

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a leading provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, today announced that Mario Azar, president of its global Power business has been named to the company’s Board of Directors.

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Black & Veatch Analysis of Carbon-Neutrality Projects Informs Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s 2030 Zero Carbon Plan

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Zero-carbon technologies, including carbon capture, energy storage, hydrogen, solar and wind, will allow the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to achieve its goals of zero-carbon emissions in its electricity supply by 2030, finds a recent analysis by decarbonization solutions leader Black & Veatch.

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Black & Veatch Completes Commissioning for the World’s First Floating Commercial Data Center that Consumes No Water

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Digital modernization has led to an explosion in data, driving companies to increasingly seek out reliable, secure data centers that are both resource-efficient and sustainable. Black & Veatch, a global leader in data center engineering and construction, announces today that it has completed commissioning oversight for the world’s first zero water consumption commercial data center.

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Black & Veatch, Paterson & Cooke to Collaborate on Integrated Solutions in Tailings, Water and Energy Management in Mining

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Looking to stimulate the development of integrated technology solutions to support the sustainability needs of their mining clients, Black & Veatch and Paterson & Cooke announce today their collaboration in offering industry stakeholders guidance on a unified approach to technology solutions in tailings, water and energy management.

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Black & Veatch Management Consulting Names New Leaders to Accelerate Growth in Transactions and Infrastructure Modernization

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As organizations around the globe work to modernize aging infrastructure, embrace decarbonization and adopt advanced technologies, Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC, announces today that it has promoted  three leaders to expand its strategic services for new and existing clients.

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Black & Veatch to support development of U.S. renewable energy expertise and technology exports

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch has further expanded its contribution to global decarbonization, and the export of U.S. renewable energy expertise, through the appointment of Sean Tilley to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC).

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Black & Veatch Report Finds Water and Wastewater Utilities, Customers Challenged by COVID Economics

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Although the COVID-19 pandemic shed new light on the importance of water and wastewater services, system resilience, funding and affordability remain challenges facing communities across the U.S., according to Black & Veatch’s new 2021 50 Largest Cities Water and Wastewater Rate Report. Released today, the engineering, construction and consulting leader’s new report highlights how the pandemic amplified several key issues facing the water industry including the disparities in funding across major U.S. metropolitan markets.

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Black & Veatch Report: Corporate Sustainability Goals Are Here to Stay, But Delivering Tangible Results Remains a Challenge

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Companies of all sizes across business sectors are elevating sustainability as a core tenet of their practices, yet a new Black & Veatch report discovers that many companies continue to establish targets without a clear understanding of how to achieve them.

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Black & Veatch’s Julie Eiter Selected for Society of American Military Engineers’ Leadership Development Program

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch proudly announces that licensed mechanical engineer Julie Eiter of the company’s federal business has been accepted to the Society of American Military Engineers’ (SAME) inaugural national leadership development program (LDP) for innovative problem solvers.

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Black & Veatch Names Patty Corcoran Chief Human Resources Officer

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch announces that Patty Corcoran, executive sponsor of the company’s growth accelerator and a catalyst in driving positive change across the company, has been named Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). As a member of the executive leadership team, Corcoran will be responsible for leading all elements of Human Resources and managing talent and organizational capability for the company.

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Black & Veatch appointed to Drax Technical Services Framework

Publish date:   |  Redhill, Surry

Major UK power provider Drax has awarded Black & Veatch a role on the company’s Technical Services Framework.

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Black & Veatch Promotes CIO Irvin Bishop Jr. to Executive Vice President

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Having intensified Black & Veatch’s focus on deployment of data optimization and other transformative technologies to bolster decision-making and value to clients, Irvin Bishop Jr., chief information officer (CIO), has been promoted to executive vice president.

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Black & Veatch’s `Rapid Modular Health System’ Wins Top Edison Award for Efforts to Fight COVID-19

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Black & Veatch proudly announces that its Rapid Modular Health System (RaMHS) solution has won the coveted top prize for pandemic-related solutions at the 2021 Edison Awards. The company received a gold award in the “COVID-19 Innovations: Mobilizing for Emergency Response” category for its RaMHS solution, a mobile screening, testing and vaccination facility capable of mitigating access point risk for healthcare, office, education and other industries dealing with the pandemic.

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Black & Veatch Named a Top Employer for Women Engineers, Reflecting Commitment to Diversity

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Recognizing Black & Veatch’s commitment to providing a positive working environment for women engineers, the global engineering, procurement and construction leader has been named to Woman Engineer magazine’s list of Top 50 Employers.

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ENR Rankings Show Black & Veatch as Leader of Infrastructure Convergence

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch announces it once again has ranked as a leader in the power, telecommunications, water and sewer and waste space. The engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) company placed highly in four categories of the Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) just-released “Top 500 Design Firms” Sourcebook, reflecting the company’s strong position with clients pursuing decarbonization, sustainability and resilience programs.

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Black & Veatch: Zero-Emission Vehicles Key to Enabling Decarbonization Targets, and Operators Should Begin Planning Now

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Driven largely by ambitious climate agendas and aggressive net-zero targets, fleet operators across the U.S. are actively decarbonizing their operations. A new Black & Veatch eBook puts it all in focus, noting that advances in hydrogen and the electrification of transportation, particularly for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, are amplifying the importance and promise of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) in making transportation cleaner, sustainable and resilient.

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Black & Veatch Selected to Design Advanced Water Purification System

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

The California city of Palo Alto has selected global critical infrastructure solutions leader Black & Veatch to design an advanced water purification system (AWPS) as part of an agreement to expand water reuse in Santa Clara County.

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Black & Veatch joins the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative to further advance the realization of global decarbonization targets

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Reflecting its ongoing commitment to global decarbonization and further advancing efforts to create a more balanced energy portfolio, Black & Veatch announces that it has joined the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI), “a unique international collaboration, spanning the gas and electricity sectors, that will help advance global economy-wide decarbonization.”

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Black & Veatch Chosen as Owner’s Engineer for Wind Farms in Vietnam

Publish date:   |  Bangkok, Thailand

Vietnam is expanding its power generation capacity as it balances its generation portfolio to meet the soaring energy demand of its growing population and flourishing economy.

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Black & Veatch Named a Top Employer for Entry-Level Professionals

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Reflecting Black & Veatch’s commitment to a robust college hiring and internship development program, the global infrastructure solutions provider today announced its selection as a “Top Entry Level Employer” by CollegeGrad.com.

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Tenebris Fiber, Diode Ventures and JLC Infrastructure Begin Development on Dark Fiber Route in Northern Virginia

Publish date:   |  Fairfax, Virginia

Tenebris Fiber, a dark fiber provider in Virginia, has partnered with JLC Infrastructure (JLC), an infrastructure investor and asset management firm, and Diode Ventures, a global turnkey asset development company, to advance the development of a new dark fiber network in northern Virginia.

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Letter from the CEO: Supporting BV’s Asian Communities

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS - USA

Last week’s act of violence targeting Asian-run spas in the Atlanta area have many of us back in the same place we found ourselves less than a year ago — angry, sad, fearful and struggling to comprehend another instance of hate and racial discrimination. To our friends and colleagues of the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, please know that Black & Veatch stands united with you. We are committed to working together to fight racism in all its forms.

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Chris deBarbadillo Rejoins Black & Veatch as Plant Optimization Practice Leader

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Known as an industry leader for her experience in advanced wastewater treatment technologies and innovation, Chris deBarbadillo has rejoined Black & Veatch as associate vice president and plant optimization practice leader. In her new plant optimization role, she will help wastewater treatment providers develop and implement strategies that optimize projects at each stage of their lifecycles, including assessments, planning, technology selection, design and transitioning from the project delivery stage to enhanced long-term operations.

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Black & Veatch, Schneider Electric Microgrid Demonstrates Resilience Readiness at Marine Corps Station Miramar

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a leading provider of resilient sustainable energy solutions to mission-critical U.S. facilities and infrastructure, and Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced the completion of a microgrid system they jointly designed and constructed for the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, in San Diego, California. The microgrid is online, fully operational and has been proven to provide 100 percent capability – even in the event of power outages – across the facility’s more than 100 mission-critical buildings, including its entire flight line.

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Black & Veatch Leads Design, Construction of `Electric Island,’ a First-of-its-Kind, High-Capacity Public Charging Station Designed for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As the automotive industry accelerates the delivery of electrified truck models, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and Portland General Electric (PGE) are teaming up on a first-of-its-kind, public charging station specially designed for medium and heavy-duty electric commercial trucks. Black & Veatch, a leading provider of zero-emission vehicle transportation solutions, is now working to bring the Portland, Oregon, “Electric Island” project online to demonstrate high power charging infrastructure scaled to accommodate electric trucks and their large batteries capable of moving up to 80,000 pounds at highway speeds.

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Black & Veatch: Hydrogen Economy Taking Shape as Decarbonization Planning, Investments Accelerate

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

With expectations rising for more than $10 trillion (USD) of investments in hydrogen infrastructure by 2025, clean-burning, energy-dense hydrogen will be a critical element in decarbonizing the world’s energy systems, supply chains and heavy industries, finds Hydrogen 2021: The Path to Net Zero Becomes Clearer, a new eBook from energy transition leader Black & Veatch.

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Black & Veatch to assess feasibility of world’s largest green hydrogen plant

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch will undertake feasibility studies central to the development of the world’s largest green hydrogen plant. When operational Enegix Energy’s Base One facility, in Ceará, Brazil will produce more than 600 million kilogrammes of green hydrogen annually.

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Black & Veatch guides another wind energy deal to successful close in Europe

Publish date:   |  Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom

BayWa’s acquisition of High Constellation Wind Farm, from Blue Energy, signals another technical due diligence success for Black & Veatch’s wind energy team in Europe.

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Black & Veatch’s Cindy Wallis-Lage, Dr. James Barnard Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch’s Cindy Wallis-Lage and Dr. James Barnard have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering – one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.

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Leading the Way to Carbon-Free Generation, Long Ridge Energy Terminal to Add Hydrogen Fuel Capability

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

With global energy solutions leader Black & Veatch as program manager, Ohio’s Long Ridge Energy Generation is retrofitting its 485-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle power plant to run on a blend of natural gas and carbon-free hydrogen, making it the nation’s first large gas turbine plant to transition operations to hydrogen fuel.

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Black & Veatch Management Consulting’s Survey-Driven ‘2021 Stormwater Utility Survey Report’ Features Roundtable Insights from Sector Managers

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Stormwater utility leaders say they would focus on proactive rehabilitation of assets, enhanced resiliency and improving water quality efforts if they had adequate funding, according to Black & Veatch Management Consulting’s latest “Stormwater Utility Survey Report.” Based on a nationally-recognized survey of stormwater utilities, the report continues to show an “alignment gap” among program needs and costs, revenue levels and customer acceptance against the backdrop of a gradual increase in the average monthly single-family residential charge.

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Black & Veatch Appoints Sathyamoorthy to New Leadership Post, Strengthening Company’s Focus on Applied Research, Innovation in Water Industry

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch announced today that Sandeep Sathyamoorthy, an industry expert with a track record of successfully leading applied research in wastewater treatment and reuse, has been named global practice and technology leader for innovation and applied research in the company’s water business.

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Black & Veatch Rapid Modular Health System Selected as Edison Award Finalist for Efforts to Fight COVID-19

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As an innovator in the global fight against the coronavirus, Black & Veatch proudly announces that its Rapid Modular Health System (RaMHS) – a quickly deployable, scalable and comfortable enclosure designed for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations – has been named a finalist for the Edison Award for pandemic-related solutions.

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Black & Veatch’s Management Consulting Expands Regulatory, Strategic Leadership on Strategic Advisory Team

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Responding to the ever-changing regulatory landscape and the surging need to apply more strategic solutions to energy and infrastructure challenges, Black & Veatch Management Consulting’s Strategic Advisory Practice is pleased to announce the addition of two industry-leading experts to its leadership team.

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Black & Veatch Management Consulting Named Inframation and SparkSpread’s No. 1 Technical Advisor by Deal Count for 2020

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Outstanding performance during one of the most challenging years in recent history has made Black & Veatch’s Management Consulting business Inframation and SparkSpread’s top technical advisor by deal count for 2020.

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Black & Veatch Celebrates Black History Month by Announcing Upcoming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Black & Veatch is proud to celebrate Black History Month in February. Black History Month acknowledges and celebrates the Black American trailblazers, civil rights leaders and advocates for justice and equality who have transformed the United States. As part of the celebration, the company is announcing new commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I).

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Black & Veatch Earns Perfect Score From Human Rights Campaign for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Affirming its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in its workforce, global infrastructure solutions leader Black & Veatch proudly announces it has received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the third consecutive year, cementing its designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”

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Pishal Takes Leadership Role with 2021 CTIA Smart Transportation Working Group

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch announces today that Paul Pishal, business development director with the company’s Connected Communities group within its telecommunications business, has been selected as co-chair to lead the 2021 CTIA Smart Transportation Working Group.

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Oncor Consulting, Black & Veatch Expand the `Passport’ Program to Include COVID-19 Vaccine Management Protocols

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Oncor Consulting – a consultancy owned and led by physicians – is expanding its alliance with Black & Veatch to add additional capabilities to its Passport digital health management solution, helping organizations seeking a holistic approach to coordinating COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration. The introduction of vaccine-related data to Passport provides an additional layer of information for organizations supporting population health management of the coronavirus.

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Black & Veatch appoints Youssef Merjaneh to lead EMEA Power operations

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Continuing with its global growth strategy, Black & Veatch today named Youssef Merjaneh as Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as the region’s focus on the dynamic energy transition continues.

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Garry King Named Global Services Leader for Black & Veatch’s Conventional Power Generation Business

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

The global power generation industry continues to be transformed as it finds itself balancing demand for baseload power with the continued need to decarbonize and further integrate renewable energy into the power generation mix.

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Asia invests in biotechnology innovations to boost food safety, sustainability

Publish date:   |  Beijing, China

Asia is actively investing in biotechnology innovations to meet the needs of its rapidly growing population.

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Black & Veatch Sells Data Analytics Solutions Leader Atonix Digital™

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As demand for innovative, scalable asset performance management (APM) platforms rises, Black & Veatch has sold Atonix Digital™ LLC, a software company focused on operational intelligence for resource intensive industries to the management team of Atonix Digital. The sale, three years after the launch of Atonix Digital as a wholly owned subsidiary, will enhance the software company’s flexibility and further accelerate its growth opportunities in serving the expanding digital infrastructure economy.

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Black & Veatch Joins Hydrogen Council, Reflecting Commitment to Hydrogen as a Zero-Carbon Solution

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Reflecting its ongoing commitment to global decarbonization and further advancing efforts to create a more balanced energy portfolio, Black & Veatch announces that it has joined the Hydrogen Council, “a global initiative of leading energy, transport and industry companies with a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.”

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Black & Veatch Launches New Environmental Business Unit

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As enterprises thoughtfully work to meet environmental objectives from regulators, shareholders and consumers, Black & Veatch announces the launch of a dedicated environmental business unit to support those objectives.

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Jason Rowell Joins Board of the California Hydrogen Business Council

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch announces today that Jason Rowell, associate vice president and global technology portfolio manager with the company’s global power business, has been named to the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) Board of Directors. CHBC is a membership-based trade association that advocates for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry in California. 

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‘Industry Driving Social Impact’ Award Recognizes Black & Veatch For Commitment to Engineering a Better Future

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Recognizing the intensifying global risks from rising urbanization, population growth and climate change, Black & Veatch is working relentlessly to solve humanity’s critical infrastructure challenges. In recognition of these efforts to facilitate global change, Black & Veatch has been awarded the “Industry Driving Social Impact Award” by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Engineering for Change.

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BVCI Names Scean Cherry as Labor Relations Chief

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Looking to bolster its steady collaboration with union contract workers, BVCI has turned to employee relations veteran Scean Cherry as its new Vice President of Labor Relations. In his new role for BVCI, Cherry will be the primary interface with local, regional and international representatives of building and construction trade unions while engaging key industry groups. BVCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of global infrastructure solutions provider Black & Veatch

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Sustainability, Resilience, Data Command Top Spots in Black & Veatch’s 2021 ‘Megatrends’ Report

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

The immense challenges of 2020 have amplified the need for reliable and resilient critical infrastructure. COVID-19 has made power, water, natural gas and telecommunications services more essential than ever, while catastrophic wildfire and hurricane seasons have underscored the growing impacts of climate change.

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‘NEXT Coalition’ of leading U.S. engineering, construction firms wins Construction Dive magazine’s coveted top innovation prize

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As the COVID-19 pandemic deepened, leading U.S. engineering and construction firms joined forces in May, leveraging their deep safety expertise and best practices in a campaign to ensure the well-being of crews and office teams facing the outbreak’scomplex challenges.

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Black & Veatch, Oncor Consulting Launch Passport™ Certification Program to Enhance Workplace, Commercial Property Safety

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

There’s a need to forge alliances and working groups to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact. Oncor Consulting is among those leading the charge, collaborating with Black & Veatch through their health and safety solutions alliance to deliver a holistic approach to managing population health and creating healthy spaces to work and learn.

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Alabama Power Chooses Mitsubishi Power JAC Gas Turbine Power Island Combined with Black & Veatch EPC Experience for Plant Barry

Publish date:   |  Lake Mary, FL

Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE:SO), has selected a Mitsubishi Power JAC power island with advanced technology for a new unit at its James M. Barry Electric Generating Plant in Mobile County to help meet future reliability needs for customers. The 720 MW combined cycle unit comprises a JAC gas turbine, a steam turbine and a heat recovery steam generator. Mitsubishi Power will install the turnkey solution with Black & Veatch as a consortium.

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New Black & Veatch eBook Explores Hybrid LNG and Ammonia Infrastructure

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

As industry advances its efforts to decarbonize amid rising global demand for carbon-free energy sources, ammonia’s role in the green energy economy continues to take shape. To help navigate ammonia’s growing role, Black & Veatch today released its first eBook aimed at the oil and gas industry, Hybrid LNG & Ammonia Infrastructure: Key to a Green Economy.

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Black & Veatch names Christopher Murphy Chief Technology Officer

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Reflecting the increasing convergence of diverse technology platforms and the design, engineering and construction of critical infrastructure systems, Christopher Murphy has joined Black & Veatch as Chief Technology Officer. Murphy, a former executive and expert at The Coca-Cola Company in harnessing disparate information technology (IT) environments to deliver optimal business value, will focus first on integrating hardware and software with Black & Veatch services to enhance client support.

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Black & Veatch, Golar Announce Collaboration in Hydrogen, Ammonia Energy Technologies

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

As the world accelerates to greener and decarbonized energy solutions, Black & Veatch and Golar LNG announce the expansion of their long-standing collaboration, focusing on broadening floating production of blue and green hydrogen and ammonia.

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Black & Veatch Joins Forbes’ `Future of Smart Cities Campaign’

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Driven by increasingly tangible visions of the future, smart cities are evolving far beyond digital kiosks and sensor-outfitted light poles towards wholly imagined communities built on fully integrated digital ecosystems. To help champion these technologies, Black & Veatch, a global provider of smart infrastructure services and solutions, announces that it has joined Forbes’ “Future of Smart Cities Campaign.”

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Black & Veatch, a leader in decarbonization, joins Ammonia Energy Association

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As an industry leader in advancing decarbonization, Black & Veatch – experts in ammonia-related projects – sees an expanding role for the chemical compound in a low-carbon landscape. To help further that, the company has joined the Ammonia Energy Association, an influential advocate of responsible ammonia use in a sustainable energy economy.

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Black & Veatch Announces 2025 Net Zero Goal as Part of Sustainability Pledges

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Recognizing the need to be a champion of change within the global infrastructure market, Black & Veatch announces today that it is strengthening its sustainability vision with new pledges that align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and global best practices. The company’s pledges will address a range of environmental and business practices, including carbon neutrality by 2025, water usage, diversity and inclusion, anti-corruption and more.

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Dave Hallowell named to lead Black & Veatch’s global renewable energy business

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

The drive for decarbonization in the power industry, coupled with technology advancements making large-scale solar and wind power complemented by battery storage more cost competitive, continues to propel growth in the global renewable energy market. The world’s power providers understand the need to thoughtfully invest in ways to rapidly integrate renewable energy in the mix on the power grid. It’s against that challenging backdrop that Black & Veatch – a global leader in power generation and delivery solutions – announces its appointment of Dave Hallowell as the leader of its global renewable energy business line.

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Black & Veatch: Investment Uncertainty and Renewable Energy Top Issues for Asia’s Electric Industry

Publish date:   |  Bangkok, Thailand

Uncertainty of investments caused by a financial downturn and renewable energy are the two biggest concerns of Asia’s electric industry today, according to Black & Veatch’s first-ever Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Asia 2021.

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Black & Veatch: Decarbonization Driving Repowering of the Power Industry

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

The global power industry is in a state of transformation and needs to accelerate the path to net zero as many companies, communities and stakeholders forge ahead with commitments to lower carbon emissions.

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Ofgem awards new renewable energy site audit programme to Black & Veatch

Publish date:   |  Redhill, Surrey

Black & Veatch has secured UK energy regulator Ofgem’s Renewable Obligation Statistical Audit Programme. The award follows a process of competitive tender.

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Black & Veatch: ‘New Energy,’ Grid Modernization and Decarbonization Drive Electric Industry to Repower

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

  • Latest Strategic Directions Report reveals evolving energy ecosystem to be a nexus of challenges, opportunities for electric service providers
  • Decades-old concerns about reliability, aging infrastructure and long-term investment build, demand rigorous attention

From the need to better integrate renewable energy into the grid to ensuring increased resilience and reliability while pursuing a lower-carbon footprint, electric utilities are pressing to thoughtfully transform themselves into an ever-evolving, complex energy ecosystem. Black & Veatch’s new 2020 Strategic Directions: Electric Report details these drivers and provides insight into the most effective way for the electric industry to respond.

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Black & Veatch Names Rob Wilhite Vice President of Global Distributed Energy

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

The rise of distributed energy resources (DER) is changing power distribution as policy makers, regulators and the public press for decarbonization, energy independence, resiliency and sustainability. Amidst this transformation, Black & Veatch, a global leader in power infrastructure services, announces Rob Wilhite has been named Vice President of Global Distributed Energy within the company’s power business.

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Black & Veatch Joins Center for Hydrogen Safety to Help Accelerate Adoption of Low-Carbon Energy Source

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Hydrogen applications are emerging as a low-carbon breakthrough that will transform the power generation market amidst the rapidly changing energy landscape. As a leader in innovative infrastructure solutions, Black & Veatch announces it has joined the Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS), a global nonprofit that supports and promotes the safe handling and use of hydrogen across industrial and consumer applications.

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NEXT Coalition chooses first pilot efforts in ‘Construction Safety Challenge’

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Three months since banding together to promote and share work-site safety best practices, the NEXT Coalition -- an industry collaboration among leading critical infrastructure and construction companies – has chosen five pilot projects meant to protect crews against challenges posed by COVID-19.

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Diode Ventures Sells Fort Bend, Texas Solar Photovoltaic Project to Global Renewables Leader ACCIONA

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Diode Ventures, a Black & Veatch company that develops global infrastructure projects, today announced that renewable energy leader ACCIONA has acquired 100-percent of a 240-megawatt (MW) ac/315 MW dc photovoltaic (PV) project in development in Fort Bend County, Texas. 

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Black & Veatch ‘Experts on Demand’ Service to Offer Food & Beverage, Biotechnology and Bioenergy Expertise

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

A growing global population and impacts from climate change are challenging the world’s food supply chain, making the future of food, beverage and agriculture sectors more exciting – or unknown. As organizations, engineers, investors and entrepreneurs work to drive sustainability and leverage new advances in biotechnology to ensure a more secure, sustainable food future, Black & Veatch, a global leader in sustainable infrastructure solutions, is expanding its Experts on Demand micro-consulting platform to include three notable experts from the company’s rapidly growing NextGen Ag business.

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Building on Success Against COVID-19, Black & Veatch Launches Commercial Projects, Doubles IgniteX Funding

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

With the goal of delivering solutions to safeguard communities against COVID-19, Black & Veatch’s IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator has launched five projects of new-to-market technologies at commercial sites in the United States. Based on these early successes, Black & Veatch has announced it is doubling its funding goal for the program to $500,000.

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BPC – a Black & Veatch and PCL Construction Joint Venture – to help Alberta transition to a lower-carbon energy future

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

 BPC, a joint venture between Overland Contracting Canada Inc., a Black & Veatch Company, and PCL Industrial Management, has been selected to construct a 900-megawatt (MW), low-carbon natural gas combined cycle generating facility in Alberta under an EPC contract with Alberta-based developer Kineticor Resource Corp. BPC, which has a proven track record of delivering critical engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects, will help the Canadian province pursue decarbonization by transitioning away from coal-fired power.

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Kansas City independent school deploys Black & Veatch’s Rapid Modular Health System unit to combat COVID-19

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Prioritizing the well-being of its stakeholders amid the COVID-19 pandemic, The Barstow School in suburban Kansas City has deployed Black & Veatch’s Rapid Modular Health System (RaMHS) structures to assist with coronavirus screenings of students, faculty and staff.

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Stith Joins Board of North American Freight Efficiency Organization

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch today announced that Paul Stith, director of global transportation initiatives within the company’s Growth Accelerator, has been named to the board of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to doubling the freight efficiency of North American goods movement.

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Paso Robles WWTP Upgrade Garners Top Wastewater Project Award for Packing Multifaceted Sustainability into Existing Footprint

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Packing long-term water resilience and other sustainable solutions into a small footprint earned the upgrade of the Paso Robles Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) top honors as the Global Water Awards’ 2020 Wastewater Project of the Year.

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Black & Veatch eBook Addresses the Rural Digital Divide, Provides Co-ops a Path to Fiber Deployment Success

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Driven by the challenging business model facing service providers, the rural digital divide remains a major challenge across much of the United States. For many Americans, advanced communication networks and digital connectivity have provided unlimited opportunity when it comes to engaging with technology and data. This point is made even more apparent during COVID-19, which is driving entire communities to learn, work and play online.

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Stewart Engineering, Eco-Site Embrace Black & Veatch’s COVOPERATE Application to Facilitate Safe, Secure Return to Operations

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As U.S. offices reopen and operations begin to normalize against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, two North Carolina-based companies have become the first to successfully implement Black & Veatch’s COVOPERATE workforce management application, powered by Field2Base.

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Paul Skurdahl Joins Black & Veatch as Senior Vice President and Director of Solar Energy

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a global leader in power infrastructure engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, today announced that Paul Skurdahl has been named Senior Vice President and Director of Solar Energy within the company’s rapidly growing power business.

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University of Kansas deploys Black & Veatch’s Rapid Modular Health System units to combat COVID-19

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Looking to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus on its campuses in Lawrence and Overland Park, the University of Kansas has deployed four of Black & Veatch’s mobile, secure Rapid Modular Health System (RaMHS) structures to assist with free, mandated COVID-19 testing of students, faculty and staff returning for fall classes.

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Technology leader Irvin Bishop, Jr. Named CIO of Black & Veatch

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

With an increasing focus on digital transformation, analytics, robust customer experience programs, and the acceleration of distributed projects, assets and workforces, Black & Veatch today announced Irvin Bishop, Jr. as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Bishop, a leader in digital automation and digital transformation strategies, will lead the Information Technology (IT) services team which provides the company’s global workforce with the tools and technologies needed to offer world-class solutions and services to clients.

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John Bianco joins Black & Veatch as Civil Works Program Manager

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Climate change, shifting population demographics and an increasing focus on resiliency are reshaping infrastructure initiatives across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). To better support USACE as it strives to meet these challenges, Black & Veatch today announced John Bianco has joined the company as Civil Works Program Manager.

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Asia Reassesses Energy Transition Strategies, Accelerates Digital Transformation

Publish date:   |  Bangkok, Thailand

Grid resilience and renewable energy integration remain core investment areas in Asia as the region continues to increase its power grid capacity to support surging energy demand created by industrialization and economic developments.

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Black & Veatch Continues Advancing the March of Solar Power Globally

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Continuing its rise as part of a diversified energy portfolio in an evolving power market, solar power accounted for nearly 40 percent of new electricity generating capacity added last year in the United States – the biggest annual share in the industry’s history, a recent report found. And Black & Veatch, a global leader in power infrastructure solutions, played a key role in helping address the demand.

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Black & Veatch CEO Commits Global EPC Company to Quest for Greater Disabilities-Related Inclusiveness

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Coinciding with this year’s 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Black & Veatch CEO Steve Edwards has joined a group’s global campaign to enlist 500 companies to make greater inclusion of special needs employees a priority.

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Black & Veatch Collaborates with Hexagon on Intelligent Tools

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas / Huntsville, Alabama

Black & Veatch, a top-ranked leader in oil and gas engineering, procurement and construction services, and Hexagon's PPM division, the leading global provider of engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities, today announce a new technology partnership that will advance engineering design further into the digital age.

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Black & Veatch Foundation launches scholarship offerings for prospective employees at four universities, community colleges

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As the world’s electric power industry rapidly evolves to accommodate dramatic changes including renewable energy and the need for system integration, Black & Veatch is searching for tomorrow’s young talent who can help develop innovative solutions in the company’s growing global transmission business. And it’s granting scholarships at four regional universities and colleges to make it happen.

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Black & Veatch selects 18 partners to participate in COVID-19 response accelerator

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Less than four months after launching the initiative to find innovative solutions to the coronavirus pandemic, Black & Veatch has chosen 18 partners for its ambitious IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator intent on developing and deploying emerging technologies to the fight against the disease.

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New Black & Veatch eBook Navigates the Global Shift to ‘One Digital World’

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Advanced communication networks are changing the way people interact with data, technology and one another. At no time in history has this been more apparent than during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is forcing entire communities to conduct much of their lives online, from classes to appointments and workdays.

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ENR Sourcebook Rankings Affirm Black & Veatch as a Global Leader in Infrastructure Development

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

The 2020 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Sourcebook highlights Black & Veatch’s global leadership in engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) services across the global power, water, telecommunications and government services sectors.

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Unique free-to-all assessment contributes to the commercial viability of tidal energy

Publish date:   |  Redhill, United Kingdom

Tidal stream energy has made a further step towards commercial viability following the most comprehensive lifecycle assessment to-date of a megawatt-scale array in the UK. The assessment, authored by Black & Veatch, shares lessons learnt during the planning, design, delivery and operation of MeyGen’s 6-megawatt (MW) array in Scotland’s Pentland Firth.

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Major General (Retired) Richard Kaiser joins Black & Veatch Federal Services Group

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

With rising demand for more sustainable, resilient infrastructure to support national security efforts and greater economic prosperity, Black & Veatch announced U.S. Army Major General Richard Kaiser has been named Federal Growth Officer.

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Federally Funded Research to Study, Improve Houston Wastewater System’s Resilience

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

It’s a familiar scene: people stockpiling cases of water when extreme weather hits, illustrating how climate-related disasters can seriously damage watersheds and disrupt water supplies.

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Black & Veatch: Climate Change, Global Pandemic Highlight Water Industry’s Need for Greater Resilience Through Planning, Digital Water Programs

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Facing a diverse array of headwinds to their operations, U.S. water industry leaders are looking to accelerate innovation in strategy, operations and capital planning by harnessing digital assets and data analytics, Black & Veatch’s newly released Strategic Directions: Water Report finds. Efforts to adopt and implement technology are geared toward pushing better decision-making, optimizing and prioritizing system investments, and driving cost efficiencies that help deliver sustainability and resilience as new and traditional hurdles impact service providers.

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Stith Takes Seat on Board of Leading Clean Transportation Organization

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch proudly announces that Paul Stith, Director of Strategy and Innovation for Black & Veatch’s Transformative Technologies business, has been named to the board of Forth, a leading U.S. organization advancing clean transportation.

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Black & Veatch hits financial close on latest Europe wind projects

Publish date:   |  Redhill, Surrey

Financial close achieved on the 16 April 2020 for the Black Lough onshore wind farm, and on the 25 May 2020 for the Three Trees and Enros wind farms, marks the latest Technical Due Diligence success for Black & Veatch Europe’s renewable energy business. The company was working on behalf of ING Bank, a branch of ING-DiBa AG, a major backer of renewable energy and sustainability projects globally.

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CEO Letter to the Black & Veatch Community

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Words seem to fall short when trying to address the pain and frustration that so many are feeling right now with the racial injustices happening across the United States, particularly within our black community. The senseless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor are just the most recent heart-breaking examples of far too many others. My heart goes out to the families of these victims and to our professionals hurting from the loss of life and the continued violence happening in this country and globally.

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Black & Veatch Supporting Western Power Agency on First Hydrogen-Capable Combined Cycle Units, Helping to Curb Carbon Emissions

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As the global pursuit of decarbonization continues to transform the energy mix, Black & Veatch is helping Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) transition to green hydrogen as it works to substantially decrease and ultimately minimize its carbon footprint across Utah, Nevada and California.

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Advanced Power Transmission Technologies Increase Capacity, Expand Distribution Network in Asia

Publish date:   |  Bangkok, Thailand

Asia is upgrading its power grid progressively to meet increased energy demand and expand its distribution network. Core investment areas in the region include grid reliability and renewable energy integration.

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‘NEXT Coalition’ of leading U.S. engineering and construction firms challenges industry to enhance health, safety amid COVID-19 pandemic

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced shutdowns of many global businesses, a coalition of leading critical infrastructure and construction companies has banded together to launch the “NEXT Coalition” to promote and share industry safety best practices. Black & Veatch, DPR Construction, Haskell and McCarthy Building Companies are leveraging their deep safety expertise and best practices in a campaign to ensure the well-being of crews and office team members facing complex challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Black & Veatch Launches COVOPERATE Mobile “Boarding Pass” to Support Comprehensive Return-To-Work Programs

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As return-to-work programs kick off across the United States, Black & Veatch announces the launch of COVOPERATE, an innovative new workforce management application powered by Field2Base that can help employers navigate the complex challenge of safely and productively restoring operations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Two Black & Veatch-managed customer care, billing system implementation projects get coveted CS Week awards

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch’s Management Consulting business announced today that two client projects in Maryland and Canada were awarded coveted 2020 CS Week recognition, marking the first time the company has had two customer information system (CIS) implementations receive top honors in the same year during the yearly utility customer service conference.

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Black & Veatch, ENACT Systems Announce Strategic Partnership to Advance Commercial Solar in Southeast Asia

Publish date:   |  Bangkok, Thailand

Black & Veatch, a global provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, and ENACT Systems Inc., a leader in cloud-based software for the solar industry, today announced a strategic partnership designed to elevate commercial solar project management to new heights in Southeast Asia.

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Midwest health system deploys Black & Veatch’s Rapid Modular Health System to combat COVID-19

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

In an effort to further mitigate risk from the novel coronavirus to critical health-care workers and the community, a Kansas City-area health system has deployed Black & Veatch’s first portable Rapid Modular Health System (RaMHS) structure. But there’s broader potential for the RaMHS system as demand for rapid deployment, plug-and-play COVID-19 screening sites rises from workplaces or government facilities – where speed and safety are critical to restoring operations. 

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Black & Veatch, outside collaborators at work developing coronavirus solutions

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Pressing to expedite solutions that soften COVID-19’s impact on communities, Black & Veatch is at work collaborating with companies, entrepreneurs and a university to find pioneering ways to mitigate the coronavirus outbreak.

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ENR Rankings Put Black & Veatch at the Heart of Digital Transformation

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

At its heart the world’s digital transformation relies on clean energy and the rapid, resilient transmission of data and information. Securing top four finishes in three key Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) rankings puts Black & Veatch at the center of enabling the digital society. 

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Black & Veatch’s Connected Data Real-Time Mapping Technology Keeps Projects Moving and Workers Safe

Publish date:   |  Overland Park

Black & Veatch, a global provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, has developed a geospatial tracking tool to additionally safeguard field services and construction crews during the current COVID-19 global health crisis.

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Black & Veatch Expands Environmental Services to Meet Evolving Client Demands, Sustainability Goals

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch is expanding its global environmental capabilities and services as businesses respond to increasingly complex demands from regulators, shareholders and consumers. The expansion comes as companies, utilities and governments navigate a range of COVID-19 related operational challenges and a recent wave of ambitious sustainability commitments.  Meeting environmental demands and delivering on sustainability targets, however, requires new levels of innovation and expertise.

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Black & Veatch’s Power Business Announces New Leadership Hire to Help Grow the Latin American Market

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

– With growing client demand for tailored solutions balancing conventional and renewable generation sources, as well as more distributed, resilient power sources and grid infrastructure, Black & Veatch announces today that it has named Oscar Falcon as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Power – Latin America.

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Black & Veatch’s Management Consulting Announces New Leadership for Advisory and Planning Practice

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Dynamic developments in technology, sustainability and markets are changing the energy and infrastructure landscape, leaving clients to face all the challenges – and opportunities – inherent with such rapid evolution. To meet these new client needs, Black & Veatch’s Management Consulting business has named Deepa Poduval, Senior Managing Director and Associate Vice President, to lead its Advisory and Planning practice area.

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Black & Veatch Mining continúa su crecimiento en Chile, anuncia nuevo liderazgo en la oficina regional de Santiago

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Un mayor enfoque en la innovación para apoyar los objetivos de crecimiento y sostenibilidad en la industria minera hace que los clientes busquen nuevas soluciones confiables mientras trabajan para equilibrar las necesidades de infraestructura de agua y energía en América del Sur, una de las principales regiones comprometidas en gasto para el desarrollo minero. En pos de satisfacer estas demandas cambiantes, Black & Veatch, un proveedor líder de servicios de ingeniería, adquisición y construcción ha nombrado a Iain Humphreys como el nuevo Director Global de la Línea de Negocio de Agua para Minería y Líder de la oficina regional de la compañía en Santiago, Chile.

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Black & Veatch Mining Continues Growth in Chile, Announces New Leadership in the Santiago Regional Office

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Increased focus on innovation to support growth and sustainability targets across the mining industry have clients seeking new reliable solutions as they work to balance water and energy infrastructure needs in South America, one of the top regions in committed mine development spend. To meet these evolving demands, Black & Veatch, a leading provider of engineering, procurement and construction services, has named Iain Humphreys as the new Water Mining Business Line Director and head of the company’s regional office in Santiago, Chile.

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Atonix Digital, RoviSys team up to extend Asset Performance Management software’s reach

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Atonix Digital has partnered with Ohio-based RoviSys to deliver Atonix Digital’s line of asset performance management (APM) solutions powered by the ASSET360® analytics platform.

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Black & Veatch Continues to Grow its Wind Energy Business, Announces New Leadership

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Growing client demand for tailored energy solutions that balance conventional and renewable generation sources reflect the power industry’s growing use of wind power as a key part of a more balanced power generation mix. To meet these evolving needs, Black & Veatch, a leading provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions, today announces that it has named Mark Winstead as Senior Vice President and Director of Wind Energy within its Global Renewable Energy (GRE) business.

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Black & Veatch’s incubator launches campaign for coronavirus solutions

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

From its prompting of citizens to socially distance themselves to its rising infection rates and economic devastation, the novel coronavirus pandemic has meant unprecedented, tragic disruption. It’s against that backdrop that a Black & Veatch initiative is leading a push to find and collaborate with startups and other innovators to expedite solutions that soften COVID-19’s impact on communities, with the hope that the future applications also extend beyond the pandemic itself.

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El proyecto de expansión de la planta desaladora garantiza un suministro de agua resiliente y sostenible en Chile

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

BHP, la compañía minera más grande del mundo, celebró recientemente la finalización del proyecto de Expansión del suministro de agua de Escondida (EWSE) en su planta Minera Escondida en Chile. La expansión aumenta la capacidad de desalinización de la mina hasta el punto que el 100 por ciento de sus necesidades pueden ser autoabastecidas con agua desalinizada, lo que ayuda a proteger los recursos locales de agua subterránea y garantiza un futuro de agua más sostenible, resiliente y confiable.

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Desalination Plant Expansion Project Ensures Resilient, Sustainable Water Supply in Chile

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

BHP, the world’s largest mining company, recently celebrated the completion of the Escondida Water Supply Expansion (EWSE) project at its Minera Escondida mine in Chile. The expansion increases the mine's desalination capacity to the point where 100 percent of its needs can be self-supplied with desalinated water, helping to protect local groundwater resources while ensuring a more sustainable, resilient and reliable water future.

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Black & Veatch is Recipient of the 2020 SAME J.W. Morris Sustaining Member Award

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has selected Black & Veatch for the 2020 J.W. Morris Sustaining Member Award! The J.W. Morris Sustaining Member Award is named in honor of Lt. Gen. John W. Morris, USA (Ret.). The award was first presented to a SAME Sustaining Member company (large company) in 1981.

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Black & Veatch joins forces with Rezatec to bring a new perspective to the management of utility infrastructure

Publish date:   |  Redhill Surrey, United Kingdom

Black & Veatch is announcing a strategic partnership with Rezatec to collaboratively develop decision support tools that enable owners and operators of infrastructure assets to make intelligent, business critical decisions using geospatial analytics.

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Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Earn Black & Veatch Top Marks in 2020 Corporate Equality Index

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction, proudly announces that it is being recognized for its ongoing commitment to workplace diversity and inclusion. For the second year in a row, the 104-year-old infrastructure solutions leader has received a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), earning it a designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”

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Black & Veatch’s Reuss, Hurwitz win coveted awards from key water industry trade group

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

For much of his four decades at Black & Veatch, Brent Reuss has delivered on water solutions for the global infrastructure company. Less than two years into his Black & Veatch job as a process engineer, Gil Hurwitz has burnished his reputation for membrane technology. Now, both are being honored by a leading water industry trade group.

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Forbes lists Black & Veatch among Best Employers for Diversity

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch’s commitment to workplace diversity puts it among the world’s engineering and construction leaders who understand the social and financial importance of enabling a diverse and inclusive workforce. Now, Forbes has honored Black & Veatch by placing the company on its annual list of Best Employers for Diversity.

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Atonix Digital: 2020 to be the Year Asset Performance Management Goes Mainstream

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

With utilities, industrial manufacturers and commercial businesses all seeking improved bottom-line performance and greater resource efficiency, the new year marks a turning point for Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions, according to Atonix Digital. Based on data collected throughout 2019, the drive to optimize operations via data analytics ranked as the top concern for commercial and industrial companies in a recent Black & Veatch report, with APM solutions key to delivering on this goal.

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Data and Logistics Expert Vicki O’Meara Joins Black & Veatch Board

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Reflecting the growing connection between data-driven decision making and infrastructure development and operations, Vicki O’Meara, Executive Chairman at AdSwerve, Inc., and former CEO of Analytics Pros, Inc., has been selected to join the Black & Veatch Board of Directors. A former U.S. Justice Department Assistant Attorney General and White House Fellow, O’Meara joins the Board having successfully developed and led organizations focused on client services, logistics, digital commerce and more.

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Sustainability, data management and renewable energy drive 2020 ‘Megatrends’ report from Black & Veatch

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Their customers are varied and their business models distinct. But leaders in seemingly separate markets -- from power and water utilities to commercial and industrial companies – have more in common than they think, in a time when customers are demanding clean resources, cost-efficient delivery and, above all else, reliability.

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Black & Veatch and NarrativeWave to jointly develop smart analytics for Europe’s water utilities

Publish date:   |  Irvine, California | Redhill, United Kingdom

Sustainable infrastructure company Black & Veatch and NarrativeWave, a California based software as a service analytics (SaaS) company, have signed an agreement to develop smart analytics solutions. The collaboration will accelerate the speed with which Black & Veatch’s European water and wastewater clients can deploy bespoke, smart data analytics tools across their asset base. The jointly developed tools will be deployed via Black & Veatch’s ECO-X digital ecosystem.

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New Recycled Water Plant Offers Californians Sustainable, Resilient Water Supply

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Paso Robles, California, recently celebrated the completion of the new Tertiary Treatment Facilities at its wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), augmenting the roughly 30,000-resident city’s water stewardship in a state dealing with water scarcity. 

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Atonix Digital, McEnery Automation team up to broaden reach of APM Software

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Atonix Digital has partnered with St. Louis-based McEnery Automation to resell Atonix Digital’s line of asset performance management (APM) products and solutions powered by the ASSET360® analytics platform.

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STEM education pivotal to Indonesia digital economy success, smart city vision

Publish date:   |  Jakarta, Indonesia

Information and communications technology (ICT) literacy is vital to maximizing Indonesia’s digital potential. The digital economy is a core component of Indonesia’s smart city vision. In support of the smart city vision, Black & Veatch donated more than 120 computers and laptops to 13 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Indonesia.

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Sustainability solutions take center stage at Demo Day for Black & Veatch Cleantech Accelerator

Publish date:   |  Kansas City, Missouri

Seven U.S. entrepreneurs chosen to participate in the Black & Veatch IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator recently took the stage in downtown Kansas City to showcase their business models and demonstrate how they’re poised to rewrite how the enterprise focuses on sustainability.

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Black & Veatch and Zinier Keep the World Running with AI-Driven Field Service Automation

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Today, Zinier, the leader in intelligent field service automation, and Black & Veatch, a top-ranked leader in global telecommunications services, announced a strategic technology initiative that brings project execution into the age of data.

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Black & Veatch’s Management Consulting to Address Top Utility Concerns Through New Hires

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As electric, oil and gas, and water industries and their customers grapple with changing economics, technology, and policy, Black & Veatch’s Management Consulting business is adding five executives to broaden its services to the evolving resource sector. 

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Community Air Mobility Initiative Launches

Publish date:   |  Seattle, Washington

The Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI) announces its launch with the support of its founding members. CAMI is a new nonprofit industry association, featuring electrified transportation market leader Black & Veatch as a founding member, dedicated to providing communities and the decision makers that support them with the information and tools that will be vital to the successful integration of aviation into our daily transportation options.

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Philippines’ first supercritical power plant expands grid capacity, ensures stable, cost-effective power supply

Publish date:   |  Singapore

Manila, The Philippines (29 October 2019) – The Philippines is enhancing its infrastructure resilience in anticipation of rapidly escalating energy demands, driven by strong economic and population growth.

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Black & Veatch prepares first cohort for public spotlight at Demo Day

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Seven innovative businesses that make up the first cohort of the Black & Veatch IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator are preparing to take their business models public in three weeks. And you can be there to get a peek at the future.

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Black & Veatch celebrates 20 years of employee ownership

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Thousands of Black & Veatch professionals across the company’s global operations are marking the 20th anniversary of its shift to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) – a major milestone in the company’s commitment to connecting its bottom-line performance to the satisfaction and success of its workforce. The celebration also coincides with National Employee Ownership Month in the United States, which highlights the benefits of employee ownership.

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Indonesia adds value to mining industry, invests in downstream processing facilities

Publish date:   |  Jakarta, Indonesia

Creating mining and minerals processing infrastructure to increase Indonesia’s mineral value while strengthening downstream processing capabilities has been at the core of the Indonesian mining authority and mineral export laws since 2009. PT Borneo Alumina Indonesia has appointed a Black & Veatch-led Project Management Consortium (PMC) to develop one such processing facility, the first of its kind in Indonesia. Black & Veatch provides engineering solutions to power sector clients in Indonesia through PT Bina Viktori Indonesia (PT BVI).

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Diode Ventures and Alma Global Infrastructure are partnering to finance and develop energy projects worldwide

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Diode Ventures, a Black & Veatch company, announced its partnership with Alma Global Infrastructure to execute on an investment strategy that focuses on energy and infrastructure projects that generate attractive risk-adjusted returns primarily through investments in assets located across Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) countries. The initial plan for the partnership is to support a pipeline of $200 million in investments in renewable and clean energy projects.

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Singapore’s Advanced Wastewater Treatment Process, Digital Capabilities Win Engineering Award

Publish date:   |  Singapore

The Integrated Validation Plant (IVP) at Ulu Pandan is the winner of the Engineering Project Category, for the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2019. The IVP is a testament to Singapore’s foresight to integrate advance wastewater treatment technologies with digital capabilities to minimize risks posed by extreme weather while enhancing water sustainability.

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Atonix Digital introduces the first purpose-built Asset Performance Management solution for Wastewater Treatment facilities

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Today, Atonix Digital – a subsidiary of Black & Veatch focused on data-driven software applications – announces its new Wastewater Treatment Solution. The solution is geared to help facility operators identify previously undetectable changes in systems performance and unlock new opportunities to control costs, manage risk and improve service.

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Black & Veatch Adds Leadership Hires to Meet Evolving Construction Demands

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Rapid changes sweeping across the power generation, water infrastructure, federal and telecommunications sectors have clients aggressively seeking trusted partners who can deliver construction projects of all scales safely, on time and on budget. To meet these evolving demands, Black & Veatch, a leading provider of engineering, procurement and construction services, announced today that it has made two key hires within its newly formed Black & Veatch (B&V) Construction group.

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Diversity and inclusion efforts earn Black & Veatch honor from Midwest Asian culture group

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

With offices in more than 100 countries on six continents, global infrastructure solutions leader Black & Veatch champions workplace diversity and inclusion (D&I) as a competitive strength and simply the right thing to do. And again, the 104-year-old engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) giant is being honored for that commitment. During the Mid-America Asian Culture Association’s (MAACA) yearly gala last weekend in Kansas City, Black & Veatch won the group’s “Employer Diversity Excellence Award,” given to a business that cultivates an inviting multicultural workplace and “commits to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion and identity.”

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Sustainability, clean technology is focus of first Black & Veatch Cleantech Accelerator cohort

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Seven innovative technology startups – focused on sustainability solutions that range from artificial intelligence and next-generation analytics to autonomous heavy equipment and electric vehicle energy management – have been selected to join Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator. The seven startups include two Midwestern companies, one from Florida and four from the West Coast. The program is designed to accelerate the adoption of new sustainable infrastructure technologies and attract the best and brightest entrepreneurs from across the country to Kansas City for further development opportunities.

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National research effort focuses on side stream phosphorus removal and recovery technology

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As phosphorus limits permitted in wastewater effluent shrink to protect drinking water sources, a nationwide research effort headed by Black & Veatch has started work to advance implementation of a leading-edge treatment technology for phosphorus removal and recovery.

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Diode Ventures and Tenebris Fiber agree to Co-Develop Long-Haul Dark Fiber Route in Virginia

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Diode Ventures, a global turnkey asset development company, and Tenebris Fiber, a dark fiber provider in Virginia, have agreed to co-develop an approximate 630-mile network from Virginia Beach, VA to Ashburn, VA to offer dark fiber services in Virginia. The network will connect the VA Beach Landing Station to public and private data centers and network operators situated along the world’s most highly trafficked Internet route.

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Black & Veatch: Electric Industry Must Adapt, Embrace the Concept of ‘New Energy’

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Electric utilities are navigating one of the industry’s most dynamic times across diverse geographies and stakeholders, presented with a mix of opportunities as they work to meet changing customer demands along with the need to deliver reliable, resilient power, Black & Veatch’s new 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report finds.

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Appointment of new Business Development lead signals continued growth of Black & Veatch’s renewable energy business in Europe

Publish date:   |  Redhill Surrey, UK

The United Kingdom has made the fastest transition to decarbonisation, while Europe has led the world in installed renewable energy capacity during the last decade – according to the World Economic Forum. To support this drive for sustainable energy infrastructure, Black & Veatch has appointed Denis Buckley as Business Development Manager Renewables, Europe.

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Black & Veatch appoints dynamic industry veterans to Power business leadership team

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Following the announcement of Black & Veatch’s global Power business restructuring in July, the company today announced the completion of its global Power leadership team. The appointments strengthen the company’s full portfolio of engineering services to full turnkey EPC solutions as clients address the rapidly evolving Power market landscape. 

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Black & Veatch: Insightful charging infrastructure planning critical to enabling cost-effective electric fleets

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Driven largely by economics, rising air pollution from vehicle emissions and new advances in technology, transportation is transforming and becoming more sustainable, competitive and innovative. U.S. sales of passenger electric vehicles have soared in the last decade. Now, as automakers prepare for mass production of a new line-up of medium- and heavy-duty electric vans, buses, delivery trucks and semi’s, smart fleet and sustainability managers are taking notice.

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Kansas City’s Chamber of Commerce honors Black & Veatch’s diversity, inclusion emphasis

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

With a global footprint as an infrastructure solutions leader, Black & Veatch has committed to workplace diversity and inclusion more reflective of the more than 100 countries on six continents in which the company has offices. The 104-year-old engineering, procurement and construction giant now proudly announces that those efforts are being recognized.

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Solar Power World: Black & Veatch among nation’s top solar power contractors

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

With renewable energy expected to be the fastest-growing source of new U.S. electricity generation for the next several years, Solar Power World has named Black & Veatch among the top U.S. solar contractors, ranking the company sixth of 415 installers on the magazine's 2019 “Top Solar Contractors” list. The company also is ranked as the third top solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) provider in the United States and as the No. 2 solar installer in Florida.

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Asia aligns power infrastructure investments to meet dynamic energy transition needs

Publish date:   |  BANGKOK, THAILAND

Governments across Asia are tapping on innovations in generation, transmission and distribution technologies to fulfil their energy transition ambitions.

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Gas processing innovations spur increased deployments, including role in power generation mix

Publish date:   |  Singapore

LNG technologies, such as floating LNG (FLNG) innovations, driven by its shorter construction lead times and lower capital investment costs, are increasingly becoming a viable option for increased gas deployments. FLNG helps mitigate siting constraints that shore-based infrastructure may face. 

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Sustainability, resilience are focal points for Integrated Solutions Leader in Black & Veatch’s Water business

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

With clients’ growing focus on sustainable, resilient and reliable water solutions, Black & Veatch announced today that Dr. Zeynep Erdal, PE, has been named Integrated Solutions Leader in Black & Veatch’s Water business.

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Black & Veatch announces new global power structure to enhance focus on integrated generation and grid modernization

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

In response to growing client demand for tailored solutions balancing conventional and renewable generation sources, as well as more distributed, resilient power sources and grid infrastructure, Black & Veatch today announced the reorganization of its global power business.  The new organization elevates focus on Black & Veatch Power’s Renewables business and launches a Distributed Energy operating group, strictly focused on distributed energy resources (DERs) and power distribution as emerging fuel sources continue to transform the industry. The structure also enhances global focus on Black & Veatch’s traditional conventional and power transmission businesses. 

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ENR Sourcebook again ranks Black & Veatch among global leaders across Telecom, Power, Water services

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

The just-released list by Engineering News-Record (ENR) once again reflects Black & Veatch’s leadership among global engineering, construction and consulting services serving the power, water and telecommunications sectors.

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Black & Veatch Management Consulting Adds Infrastructure Experts to Leadership Team

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

In response to rapidly growing demand for Black & Veatch Management Consulting services, the company today announced the addition of two industry leaders to bolster the company's strategic leadership team. Vice President and Operations Director Brenda Greig and Managing Director Richard Campbell each bring extensive backgrounds in industry consulting, technology and enterprise project management that will make an immediate impact on Black & Veatch Management Consulting's market expansion and growth efforts.

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Black & Veatch’s PRICO© technology completes Guaranteed Performance Test aboard Exmar’s Tango FLNG vessel

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch, a global leader in the design, construction and delivery of innovative liquefaction solutions for floating applications, announces that its patented PRICO© technology has successfully completed its Guaranteed Performance Test aboard Exmar’s Tango FLNG, the world’s first barge-based floating liquefaction unit.

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Black & Veatch to help central Florida’s Winter Haven map out its water future

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch, a global leader in water solutions and critical infrastructure, has announced its selection to develop a water sustainability blueprint for rainfall-reliant Winter Haven, Florida, and its water utility serving more than 37,000 customers.

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PacifiCorp names Black & Veatch as EPC contractor for combined solar power with battery energy storage project

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

A new solar project in southern Utah is bringing together one of the West’s top utilities and a global leader in renewable energy projects to implement a combination of grid-scale battery storage and renewable power to address a transmission and distribution system reliability need.

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Black & Veatch: Shift to Digital Water Can Help Overcome Threats to Water Supplies

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will play a crucial role in overcoming varied threats to our water supply. From precise reads of consumption rates and customer engagement to improved leak detection and climate change planning, a new culture of data science can extend our supply to drive sustainability and resilience. The accelerating move to embrace digital water by service providers and industry leaders will also better inform the asset management and planning programs necessary to overcome continued funding challenges.

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Black & Veatch named to Ingram’s 'Best Companies to Work For' list

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a global leader in engineering, construction and consulting services, today announced the company has been named one of Ingram’s “Best Companies to Work For.” Ingram’s chose Black & Veatch based on its commitment to developing professionals through multiple leadership, performance and career development opportunities as well as a strong focus on client satisfaction, diversity and inclusion and community service.

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Water reuse, resilience gain from new Black & Veatch appointment

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

As climate change carries increasingly varied challenges of both too little and too much water, cities and utilities are renewing their focus on reuse strategies to ensure a safe and resilient supply. Black & Veatch announced today the addition of water reuse expert Jo Ann Jackson as One Water Planning Practice Leader in the global construction, engineering, and consulting company’s Water Planning Group.

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Pioneering genomic medicine center at Children’s Mercy benefits from Black & Veatch fundraiser

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch today hosted the 23rd edition of its Charity Golf Tournament in support of Children’s Mercy. Proceeds from the tournament and company giving totaling $350,000 were donated to the renowned children’s hospital, part of a five-year pledge of $2.1 million made in 2015 to help expand services at the hospital’s Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine. The annual golf event and company donations have now surpassed $4.1 million since its inception. 

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INGAA Foundation study affirms natural gas’ importance in coming decades amid surge of renewables

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

The new INGAA Foundation Inc. flagship report finds that natural gas will retain its critical role in the U.S. power sector for at least the next 20 years even as renewable energy grabs a bigger share of the nation’s electricity market. This trend, coupled with growing global demand for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, underscores the need for the gas industry’s continued investment in infrastructure to support these growing needs, according to Black & Veatch, the author of the report.

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Developer of leading-edge wind energy technology joins Black & Veatch

Publish date:   |  Redhill, Surrey

The UK government has just thrown down the gauntlet to the wind energy sector: deliver more than 30 gigawatts (GW) of capacity by 2030. The appointment of Dr Peter Clive as Black & Veatch’s Principal Renewable Wind Energy Consultant, will help the company’s clients rise to this challenge.

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Black & Veatch Selected for Major Onshore Wind EPC Contract

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch has been selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services on a new onshore wind facility for Capital Power, a North American power producer.

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Black & Veatch technology showcase supports digital transformation of India’s infrastructure projects

Publish date:   |  Mumbai, India

Successful smart infrastructure projects require a blend of leading-edge technologies and the deep institutional knowledge of established critical infrastructure design and construction experts.

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Black & Veatch Management Consulting Expands Leadership Team for Advisory and Planning, Offerings

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch Management Consulting announced today that three senior-level industry professionals have joined the consulting practice to lead its Advisory and Planning, Business Technology and Architecture, and Growth and Performance offerings. These professionals will provide leadership in managing and delivering rapidly expanding solutions within each of these offering areas to address the transforming needs of our clients.

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Black & Veatch receives full notice to proceed on conversion of Golar FLNG Vessel for BP field development work

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a global leader in floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) topside solutions, has received a full notice to proceed on work to jointly outfit a Golar LNG owned LNG carrier, Gimi, with Black & Veatch’s patented PRICO® liquefaction technology.

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Black & Veatch consortium advances Prayagraj wastewater programme to design-and-build phase

Publish date:   |  Mumbai, India

Namami Gange is the Indian government’s ambitious programme to restore water quality in the Ganga and its tributaries. Completion, by a Black & Veatch consortium, of a project at Prayagraj – also known as Allahabad - has brought enhanced water quality at one of the most venerated sites a step closer.

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Black & Veatch unveils Cleantech Accelerator, powered by LaunchKC

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Engineering and construction company Black & Veatch cemented its place in the Kansas City startup ecosystem Wednesday by introducing its IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator, powered by LaunchKC at a kickoff announcement event at Boulevard Beer Hall.

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Black & Veatch’s leading-edge platform gives managers instant access to workers’ credentials at job sites, proactively enhancing safety

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

For Black & Veatch safety managers at job sites, keeping tabs on whether employees and contractors had the proper training, certification and licenses for the work required thumbing through inches-thick binders of the crew’s credentials. While helping ensure compliance with safety requirements, little about the logs were quick or efficient, considering that hundreds of people could be on a job site.

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Black & Veatch wins stake of $249M U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contract in Europe

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a global leader in critical infrastructure development and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, announces its winning of a share of a five-year, $248.6 million contract for Architect and Engineering Services to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) growing missions in five European countries.

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Black & Veatch CEO’s signature cements commitment to workplace diversity and inclusion

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Diverse and inclusive workplaces promote better decision making, economic growth and professional development. That’s why Black & Veatch announced today that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steve Edwards has joined the largest CEO-driven business commitmentto advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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Combination of conventional and clean energy adds to diverse portfolio to meet energy demand in Alabama and northwest Florida

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a global leader in the design and construction of natural gas power generation projects, announced today it has been selected by PowerSouth Energy Cooperative to engineer and manage construction of a combined cycle gas turbine facility that will deliver clean and efficient energy to customers across Alabama and northwest Florida.

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New film set for screenings tour touts surging experiential learning that jump-starts students’ careers

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Growing numbers of U.S. school districts are adopting an educational model partnering them with community and business interests, giving students real-world experience and a big leap toward their career. And now, that decade-old push to remake education using experiential learning is headed to the big screen.

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New Black & Veatch Water and Wastewater Report Provides Insight into Water Rates in Top 50 U.S. Cities

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Across the U.S., water and wastewater management is gaining greater attention as cities and utilities grapple with rising rates for water and sewer services, the direct result of aging infrastructure, rising operational costs, evolving capital funding mechanisms and regulatory requirements.

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New Black & Veatch Leadership Roles to Help Serve Federal and Military Needs, Position Business for Growth

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a global leader in critical infrastructure development, is working to expand service to federal and military clients by naming four new leadership positions to its federal business. Steve Scott, Mohan Singh, John Somerville and Rod Staponski have each been named Vice President, Federal Programs, and will play specific roles in helping Black & Veatch deliver quality service to new and existing clients.

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Black & Veatch: With their surging populaces more technologically savvy, cities must start planning digitally connected communities

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Urban centers are growing more congested. Digitalization takes deepening root in the American experience. Connected devices number into the billions, stoking the influence of consumers at the epicenter of this new on-demand, data-driven economy. And now to no one’s surprise, they’re pushing their civic leaders for innovations that enhance service delivery and quality of life.

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Black & Veatch Wins Innovation Award for Missouri 'Hyperloop' Study

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

As part of a coalition exploring a way to transform travel, Black & Veatch embraced the challenge to assess the viability of something seemingly ripped from a sci-fi novel: Zipping people and cargo at hundreds of miles an hour across Missouri – in pods, through a tube. Black & Veatch spent months on that feasibility study – the first examining a “hyperloop” system in the U.S.

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Morlais tidal energy project appoints Black & Veatch as design consultant

Publish date:   |  Redhill Surrey

The UK’s tidal stream power resource is estimated to be 15 gigawatts (GW), 25 per cent of the country’s typical peak need. Through projects like the Morlais Demonstration Zone Black & Veatch is helping the tidal energy sector realise this potential.

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Award recognizes Black & Veatch combination of advanced technology, EPC capability to address Northeast power demand

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch’s work on a high-efficiency power generation station that uses the latest gas turbine and water-cooling technology to deliver clean power to more than 900,000 homes across the northeast U.S. has been awarded the Industrial Project of the Year by the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania.

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Black & Veatch: Renewable Energy, Technology Spur Utility Modernization Push

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Faced with the rapid evolution of generation, transmission and distribution technology, utilities are poised to undergo their most visible transformation in more than a century. By actively pursuing grid modernization efforts now — deploying smart devices, predictive analytics and active network management strategies — they can overcome the pitfalls of aging infrastructure assets and meet rising customer demand for clean energy, reliability and a lowered carbon footprint.

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Regulator Awards Renewable Electricity Audits to Black & Veatch

Publish date:   |  REDHILL SURREY, UK

UK energy regulator OFGEM has awarded its latest Renewable Electricity Generator Audits contract to Black & Veatch.

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Diode Ventures to Support Google’s Carbon Free Energy Profile Effort in Taiwan

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Diode Ventures, a Black & Veatch company, announce they have been selected to finance and develop a solar farm of up to 10-megawatt (MW) in Tainan City, Taiwan that will help expand Google’s position as the world’s largest purchaser of renewable energy. Black & Veatch, a global provider of renewable energy solutions, will provide owner’s engineering and construction management (OECM) services while New Green Power will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), and operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the 40,000-panel project. Enfinite Capital will support financial assembly and asset management services.

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Black & Veatch Names New President of Power Business

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

As power markets across the world go through a foundational transformation, Black & Veatch, a global leader in engineering, procurement, construction and infrastructure consulting services, today announced Mario Azar as the new president of its Power business. 

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Black & Veatch-designed Microgrid Actively Powering Shell Technology Center in Houston

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

A Black & Veatch-designed microgrid at Shell’s Technology Center in Houston, Texas, is actively powering part of the campus while serving as a critical research tool for Shell International Exploration & Production Company, Inc.’s work to explore the next generation of clean power and distributed energy technologies.

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Optimisation expertise key to selection of Black & Veatch’s new Director of Renewable Energy

Publish date:   |  REDHILL SURREY, UK

In 2018 renewable energy’s share of UK electricity generation rose to 29 percent. As renewables’ role grows, “asset optimisation will be as vital as new capacity,” says Robbie Gibson, Black & Veatch’s new UK Director for Renewable Energy.

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Black & Veatch receives limited notice to proceed on conversion of FLNG Vessel for BP field development work

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch, a global leader in floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) solutions, has received a limited notice to proceed on work to jointly outfit a Golar LNG owned LNG carrier, Gimi, with its patented PRICO® liquefaction technology. Black & Veatch is teaming with Keppel Shipyard Limited to convert the Gimi into an FLNG vessel supporting the development of Phase 1 of the Greater Tortue / Ahmeyim field, located offshore Mauritania and Senegal. BP holds majority interest and operatorship in the Greater Tortue/Ahmeyim project.

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Black & Veatch Names John Janchar President of Telecom Business

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch, a global provider of infrastructure engineering, construction and consulting services today announced John Janchar has been named president of the company’s rapidly expanding telecom business. In this role, Janchar will lead the four business lines within Telecom: Public Networks, Private Networks, Connected Communities and Transformative Technologies. He is responsible for the overall growth and profitability of the business.

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Ameren successfully completes industry-leading 60-mile drone flight over transmission lines, paving the way for safe, efficient aerial infrastructure inspections

Publish date:   |  NEWTON, ILLINOIS

With thousands of miles of high-voltage lines, Ameren Corp. wanted a better and safer way to monitor its assets spread over rural territories beyond manual or helicopter inspections. The St. Louis-based energy company worked with Black & Veatch and Collins Aerospace to identify a solution: Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone flights. The team now has proven they can inspect more miles of transmission lines faster and safer than ever envisioned.

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With 5G around the bend, Black & Veatch e-Book presses: Start planning now

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

As tech shorthand for fifth-generation cellular wireless, 5G is on the horizon and promises unprecedented speeds and capabilities that could transform the way we live, work and play. But 5G also presents considerable complexities in technology deployment and how stakeholders should get ready to benefit from 5G digitalization.

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Black & Veatch pledges $1 million for research in sustainable infrastructure

Publish date:   |  TOPEKA, KAN

 Black & Veatch Chairman, President and CEO Len Rodman pledged $1 million of the company’s future earnings to support research and development across the university system in Kansas over the course of the next decade.

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New Black & Veatch eBook Navigates the ‘Digital Electricity’ Revolution

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Intelligent devices and super-fast networks have turned electricity customers from isolated spectators to engaged players in a culture of energy transformation. With clicks on a smartphone or a finger-swipe on a tablet, the lights come on, the heat turns up, and our lives are put on a kind of energy cruise control. Sounds simple, right?

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Gaps Persist in Asset Management Planning, Funding, and Customer Education Effectiveness

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Stormwater management is gaining greater attention with climate change, infrastructure capacity challenges and financial pressures pushing systems to their limits. As utility managers and other decision makers take longer, more programmatic views of stormwater management and cost recovery, Black & Veatch today released the 2018 Stormwater Utility Survey to help utilities better understand program planning, best practices and regulatory requirements to meet these challenges.

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Black & Veatch report: Natural gas industry trending up despite headwinds of trade dispute, surge in renewables

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Demand from increasingly thirsty energy markets is stoking near-term optimism for natural gas investment, as plentiful supply and innovative liquified natural gas (LNG) solutions help governments elevate the energy source to the center of their clean power goals. But as renewables gain increasing shares of today’s power portfolios and the U.S.-China trade dispute persists, questions linger about the long term, according to Black & Veatch’s just-released 2019 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Report.

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Black & Veatch Celebrates 60 Years of Growth and Expertise in Orlando

Publish date:   |  ORLANDO, FLORIDA

From its innovative power portfolio to aggressive water reuse strategies, Florida has long pioneered infrastructure innovation. Black & Veatch, which celebrates 60 years of operations in Orlando this month, is looking ahead with plans to grow hand-in-hand with the state and the southeast region of the U.S. as its energy and water needs expand.

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Atonix Digital™ launches new asset and data management software lineup

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

The role of data analytics is evolving. No longer just a way to measure and inform plant operators about established systems, data is now an end-to-end solution – guiding an organization across the entire infrastructure and asset lifecycle: Planning. Building. Operating.

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Black & Veatch Announces First UK Nuclear New-Build Win

Publish date:   |  REDHILL SURREY, UNITED KINGDOM

Black & Veatch has won a role working for Wood, as the support partner to the Architect Engineer for Wylfa Newydd – a new-build nuclear power station in North Wales. Wylfa Newydd encompasses building two Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWR) capable of generating 2.7 gigawatts (GW) of electricity. The potential 10-year framework contract will be delivered via a sub-contract with our partner, Wood.  

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Sanjay Kapoor joins Black & Veatch Board of Directors

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

As the transformation of global power, water and telecommunications markets accelerates, Sanjay Kapoor, Executive Vice President and CFO of Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., has been selected to join the Black & Veatch Board of Directors. Kapoor’s term as an independent director begins with the Company’s October Board meeting.

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Innovative Biological Tracking Software to Optimize Animal Disease Research at Kruger National Park

Publish date:   |  JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

Black & Veatch has been tasked by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to implement an electronic system that enables the inventory and management of biological materials at Kruger National Park in South Africa. In partnership with the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Black & Veatch will support the Office of the State Veterinarian in preventing and controlling animal diseases. 

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Black & Veatch joins CharIN to advance electric vehicle charging standards

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Advancing standardized electric vehicle charging systems is crucial to widening EV adoption across the transportation value chain – from passenger drivers to public transit and enterprise-scale medium- and heavy-duty fleets. That’s why Black & Veatch, a market leader in the design and deployment of EV charging networks, has joined CharIN, the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN e.V.), as a core member.

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New California dam built with Black & Veatch’s management help reaches key milestone

Publish date:   |  SUNOL, CALIFORNIA

Seventeen years after being deemed seismically vulnerable and having its capacity restricted, a San Francisco-area dam and reservoir near an active fault line soon will be at full volume, thanks to a new dam that ensures a reliable water supply to millions of residents.

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‘Stronger and more nimble’: Award recognizes Black & Veatch for professional development

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Clear career paths and robust professional development programs are crucial for engineering and construction companies seeking to attract and retain top talent. Black & Veatch, with industry-leading initiatives aimed at matching its talented workforce with innovative global projects in new markets, has been awarded the International Water Association’s Professional Development Award.

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Significant growth forecast for Asia’s renewables: solar capacity to triple and five-fold wind capacity addition expected in the next five years

Publish date:   |  SINGAPORE

Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand are major markets with combined solar capacity additions expected to triple in the next five years, while wind capacity additions are expected to grow five-fold in the same period. According to Black & Veatch, three of these, Taiwan, Philippines and Vietnam could become the fastest growing markets for renewable energy in the Asian region.

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Stoppenhagen takes seat on board that helps plan 'Meeting of the Minds'

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

As an authority on urban sustainability, technology and innovation, Black & Veatch’s Steph Stoppenhagen valued the yearly “Meeting of the Minds” as a preeminent platform for ideas about how cities can do things smarter and better for their citizenry. Now, she’s getting the chance to make a broader imprint on that thought leadership and knowledge-sharing.

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Lighting the path for women in STEM: Group honors work of two Black & Veatch professionals

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Cindy Wallis-Lage, President of Black & Veatch’s water business and a long-time advocate for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, has been honored by the Society of Women Engineers. The group chose Wallis-Lage to receive its Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award, recognizing her leadership of one of the world’s leading providers of water infrastructure.

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Black & Veatch’s PRICO© technology completes Guaranteed Performance Test aboard Hilli Episeyo FLNG vessel

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch’s patented PRICO© technology has successfully completed its Guaranteed Performance Test aboard Golar LNG’s Hilli Episeyo, marking another major milestone that reconfirms Black & Veatch’s leading role in providing floating liquified natural gas (FLNG) solutions for growing markets.

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India Hybrid Power and Energy Storage Win for Black & Veatch a Key Development in Grid Stability

Publish date:   |  MUMBAI, INDIA

Black & Veatch has been selected to provide engineering expertise to IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited’s (IEDCL) 41 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV), wind, and battery storage hybrid project in India.

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Black & Veatch: Electric Industry Strives to Adapt, Embrace the Concept of “New Energy”

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Global engineering, procurement and construction company Black & Veatch’s newly released 2018 Strategic Directions: Electric Report explores the progress made by the industry as it addresses a rapidly changing customer base, commercial defection from the grid and a regulatory landscape challenged to support new market realities.

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‘When seconds count’: Maryland’s statewide emergency medical services communications system to benefit from major technology upgrade

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

One of the United States’ most complex communications systems for connecting pre-hospital care emergency responders will receive a major upgrade by Overland Contracting, Inc. (OCI), a Black & Veatch Company. The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) chose OCI to serve as the systems integrator and to oversee the design and implementation of the upgrade of its communications system, which is approaching the end of its anticipated lifespan.

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SunCrate© and Leading Technology Providers Deliver Critical Power Support to Puerto Rico School Children

Publish date:   |  YABUCOA, PUERTO RICO

Eleven months since their three-building school was first plunged into darkness by Hurricane Maria, 140 students in Puerto Rico’s picturesque Yabucoa district have reliable power. Resilient electricity service was provided Saturday to the SU Manuel Ortiz school through an innovative scalable, plug-and-play sunshine-to-energy module pioneered by SunCrate Energy with Black & Veatch support.  

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‘Unique obligation’ greets new Black & Veatch Chief Financial Officer

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Ken Williams, an engineer and financial leader with deep business development, strategy and risk management experience, has become Black & Veatch’s new Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Karen Daniel, who retired in July after a quarter century at Black & Veatch including the last 18 years as its CFO.

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Randy Castro to Lead Black & Veatch Federal Business

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KAN.

Randy Castro, former Deputy Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Corps of Engineers leader and retired U.S. Army major general, has been named President of Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp., the company’s federal business. With more than 35 years of experience in government service, infrastructure development and project management, Castro will oversee an organization that traces its roots to the construction of Camp Pike, an early military facility tied to the United States’ preparation for World War I.

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Black & Veatch extends 3-year commitment to Johnson County Library MakerSpace

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KAN.

Modern American libraries are centers of access to ideas, books, AV – and technology. Global engineering and construction company Black & Veatch is continuing a successful partnership with Johnson County Library as part of the company’s growing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach with a renewed 3-year, $90,000 commitment, announced Wednesday, to the Black & Veatch MakerSpace at Central Resource Library.

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Black & Veatch Among Top 10 U.S. Solar Contractors

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KAN.

Black & Veatch has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its achievements within the solar industry, earning the No. 9 spot as an overall Top Solar Contractor on the magazine's 2018 Top Solar Contractors list. The company, a leading provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for solar, also ranked as the No. 9 Utility Solar Contractor, the No. 7 Solar EPC and the No. 1 Kansas Solar Contractor out of 450 solar companies.

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Black & Veatch, Kansas to test beyond-line-of-sight drone under FAA pilot program

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KAN.

As unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – commonly known as drones – become more vital for commercial use, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is weighing whether to free up more national airspace for them by relaxing restraints on their operation.  Such airspace rules changes could allow beyond-line-of-sight use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and Black & Veatch is part of the team helping test the safety of that.

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Black & Veatch-PCL Construction joint venture selected to perform EPC work on large-scale ethylene export facility in Texas

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KAN.

A joint venture with a history of producing on-time and on-budget for important engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects has been picked to develop an ethylene terminal facility in the United States. Black & Veatch and JV partner PCL Industrial Construction Co. – together known as BPC – were picked by Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Navigator Holdings Ltd. to provide full EPC services for their new ethylene export facility on the Texas Gulf Coast.

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California’s Solar Decree: Could Other States, Utilities Follow Suit?

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (25 May 2018) – California energy regulators recently passed a new building code requiring most newly constructed, low-rise homes constructed after 2019 to have built-in solar-powered energy systems, making that state the first to adopt such a mandate. That decree was part of other additions to the building code aimed at bolstering energy efficiency. Ryan Pletka, an innovation and strategy executive at Black & Veatch, a global leader in engineering and power solutions, details key things you should know:

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Black & Veatch’s PRICO© technology crucial to first shipments of LNG from converted vessel

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Full commercial operations have officially begun aboard Golar LNG’s Hilli Episeyo, the pioneering floating liquified natural gas (FLNG) vessel featuring Black & Veatch’s patented PRICO© technology solution. The first two cargos of LNG produced aboard the ship have left Cameroon, marking a major milestone in global market confidence in FLNG solutions.

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Electrify America to Energize U.S. Highways, Selects Black & Veatch for Ultra-Fast EV Charging Station Program

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch announced today it will design and construct hundreds of sites for Electrify America’s high-powered DC Fast Chargers, part of a nationwide network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that will dramatically reduce charging times and raise convenience for EV consumers.

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Black & Veatch: Data Analytics, Resilience and Sustainability Drive Water Discussion

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Collecting data from our water systems is one thing. Acting on that information is game-changing, and a Black & Veatch survey shows that the water space is taking note.

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Black & Veatch Increases Texas Presence with New Power Delivery Office

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Spurred by rising oil prices, new oil, gas and chemical plant developments in the Gulf Coast region are driving investments in power generation and transmission and distribution (T&D) to supply new or increased loads. To meet the demand, Black & Veatch, a market leader in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, today announced it is opening a new power delivery office in Dallas, Texas.

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Black & Veatch Brings Engineering Expertise to Santa Rita, California, Schools' Debut of Solar-Plus-Sharp SmartStorage® Microgrids

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

California's most abundant resource, combined with precedent-setting integration of battery storage, will help a school district dramatically reduce its utility bills and build new defenses against outages. Black & Veatch today announced its role alongside Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Energy Systems and Services Group in engineering six sites of solar photovoltaic (PV) and SmartStorage energy systems in the Santa Rita Union School District (SRUSD) in Salinas, California.

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Black & Veatch Fundraiser Expands Support for Children’s Mercy Kansas City Genomics Program

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch today hosted the 22nd edition of its Charity Golf Tournament in support of Children’s Mercy. Proceeds from the tournament and company giving totaling $350,000 were donated to Children’s Mercy. This year’s event is helping to fulfill a five-year pledge of $2.1 million made in 2015 to help expand services at the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine to include childhood cancers. The annual golf event and company donations have now surpassed $3.7 million since its inception. 

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Black & Veatch EPC Services Help Advanced Microgrid Solutions Meet California Energy Storage Goals

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch has completed 20 first-of-a kind Hybrid Electric Buildings® in Irvine, California, part of the of the company’s efforts in support of Advanced Microgrid Solutions’ (AMS) commitment to provide Southern California Edison (SCE) with 50 megawatts of behind-the-meter battery storage capacity. 

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Diode Ventures, Enfinite Capital debut innovative financing approach for integrated data center project

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Diode Ventures, a Black & Veatch company, and Enfinite Capital announce they have been selected to finance, operate and maintain PointOne Development Corporation’s hyper-scale data center in northern Virginia, a region fast emerging as the United States’ internet hub. Black & Veatch, a market leader in the design and deployment of data centers, has been hired to provide design-build services.

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Black & Veatch Ranked One of Largest U.S. Employee Owned Companies

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Newly released rankings of the nation’s employee owned companies show Black & Veatch is the largest majority employee owned company in Kansas and the 12th largest in the United States. It also ranks 3rd nationally among engineering companies. 

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Mass Transit Goes Green: Electrified Bus Programs Delivering on the Promise of Zero-Emission Transportation Options for Cities

Publish date:   |  LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

Growing interest in high efficiency, pollution-reducing transit options is propelling investment in new electrified mass transit projects across the United States. Reflecting this trend, Black & Veatch announced it has completed the charging station infrastructure that powers Washington, D.C.’s new electrified mass transit project – the latest move by U.S. cities to reimagine how to sustainably move people across urban landscapes and experience the benefits of clean transportation, both on and off the bus.

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Black & Veatch’s PRICO® Technology to Play Critical Role in FLNG, Enabling BP Field Development Work in Greater Tortue/Ahmeyin

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch’s patented PRICO® technology and engineering and procurement capabilities are expected to play another major role in floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) technology, this time for BP’s field development in West Africa. Known for its competitive performance in FLNG developments, Black & Veatch is teaming with Keppel Shipyard Limited (Keppel Shipyard) to convert a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, the Gimi, into a floating liquefaction facility.

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Black & Veatch retains Engineering News-Record top ranking in telecommunications

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Fueled by growth across its networked infrastructure, smart city applications, and grid modernization services, Black & Veatch has retained the top global telecommunications ranking among U.S.-based engineering companies – the eighth time in the past nine years the company has held that distinction in the Engineering News-Record’s “Top 500 Design Firms” report. Global demand for infrastructure services also drove the company’s performance in ENR’s power and water rankings, reflecting the diversified company’s leadership status among global engineering, construction and consulting companies.

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New Atonix Digital president brings deep software experience to help clients deploy data analytics solutions

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Leading data analytics provider Atonix Digital announced today that Paul McRoberts, a proven innovator with deep experience in leading software solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) market, has been named the company’s new president.

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Black & Veatch Reinforces Power Delivery Expertise Across U.S.

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch, a leading provider of design-build power delivery services, is expanding its staff of power delivery experts to help clients maximize reliability and resilience in the grid. Through additions to its local and regional presence in critical markets, the company is adding staff to its 14 regional offices as highlighted by expansions in Boston and Chicago as well as a new opening in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Black & Veatch’s BOLD® consultant status to drive new wave of power transmission infrastructure

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch, a market leader in power transmission and distribution infrastructure, announced today it has been named as a BOLD® consultant for the deployment of Breakthrough Overhead Line Design® (BOLD) transmission lines. BOLD structures and specifications have the potential to provide higher power delivery capacity, allowing more power to be transmitted and delivered while mitigating community impacts through lowered structure heights and reduced footprint over traditional approaches.

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Black & Veatch, Synexis effort in fighting illness-causing microbes wins Edison award

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

A Black & Veatch partnership with Synexis Biodefense Systems that used data analytics to advance Synexis’ microbe-fighting devices in workplaces and other occupied spaces has won a coveted Edison Awards prize for “collective disruption.”

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Dr. Leon Downing joins Black & Veatch as Water Technology Group innovation leader

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Dr. Leon Downing
Dr. Leon Downing

Black & Veatch today announced its addition of wastewater treatment and resource recovery expert Leon Downing as a principal process and innovation leader in the global construction, engineering and consulting company’s Water Technology Group.

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Black & Veatch to support E.ON's Business and Community Solutions in the UK

Publish date:   |  REDHILL, SURREY

Black & Veatch has been engaged by E.ON to provide technical and consultancy services in the United Kingdom that will support E.ON’s Business and Community Solutions Business to deliver reliable more efficient power solutions to its customers. The three-year agreement supports E.ON`s Business Heat and Power Solutions' biomass and combined heat and power (CHP) operations.

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Black & Veatch Launches New Entity to Increase Agility in Delivering Specialized Talent

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch, a leading consulting, engineering and construction company, has launched the Black & Veatch Knowledge Network, LLC (BVKN). The new entity will help provide clients with increased access to specialized consulting talent as well as address a market shift in career development preferences.

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Black & Veatch named LNG industry EPC Contractor of the Year

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch, a global leader in the design, construction and delivery of innovative floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) production and regasification solutions, has been named EPC Contractor of the Year. The award, presented to Black & Veatch at the recent LNG USA Summit 2018 in Houston, cited the company’s advanced capabilities in executing complex projects and coincides with increasing investor interest in flexible, cost-effective LNG solutions that can more quickly move supply to end users.

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Black & Veatch Center of Excellence in Houston Drives Tunneling, Flood Control Options

Publish date:   |  HOUSTON, TX

Black & Veatch, a leader in the design and construction management of large-diameter, deep-tunneling projects, announced today it has created a Center of Excellence in its Houston office to deliver sustainable, cost-effective tunneled solutions. With extensive background in large-scale tunneling projects across Texas, the U.S. and globally, Black & Veatch is uniquely positioned to help clients deliver challenging conveyance and storage projects with an eye to economic, environmental and community benefits.

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Nomi Bergman, Communications Industry Visionary, Elected to Black & Veatch Board

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KS

Nomi Bergman, Senior Executive Officer at Advance/Newhouse Partnership and former president of Bright House Networks, has been selected to join the Black & Veatch Board of Directors. A widely recognized leader in the cable industry, Bergman will bring experience in the development and deployment of new digital technologies and expertise in operational and customer enhancements.

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Black & Veatch to Lead DCO Process for New 900 MW CCGT in the UK

Publish date:   |  REDHILL, UK

Black & Veatch will lead the development consent order (DCO) process for a new 900 megawatt (MW) combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) project.

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Black & Veatch India is certified for global best practices

Publish date:   |  Mumbai, India

Black & Veatch India has been certified to three international standards. The company has attained ISO 9001-2015, ISO 14001-2015 and OHSAS 18001-2007 in the areas of project management, engineering, procurement, construction and construction management. This demonstrates world-class quality, environmental and health and safety management.

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Black & Veatch and EMS Cognito join forces to deliver utility asset reliability programmes

Publish date:   |  REDHILL, UK

Well managed assets are central to reduced risk, and outperformance of operational and financial targets. To help utilities achieve world-class asset management Black & Veatch and EMS Cognito have teamed-up to offer bespoke Lean Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) programmes and training.

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San Diego to Develop Innovative Hydropower Energy Storage Project

Publish date:   |  SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Black & Veatch has been selected to serve as owners’ representative for an energy storage facility at the San Vicente Reservoir near Lakeside in San Diego County, California. The project owners, the San Diego County Water Authority and the City of San Diego, are assessing the potential to develop the 500 megawatt (MW) San Vicente Energy Storage Facility (SVESF) to increase the availability and efficiency of renewable energy for the region. It will provide enough stored energy to supply approximately 325,000 homes annually. 

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Black & Veatch: Data Analytics is the Foundation of Tomorrow’s Smart Cities

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Big Data’s potential to improve community quality of life while making critical human infrastructure more efficient and sustainable is overcoming lingering fears about the costs of smart city solutions. Black & Veatch’s just-released 2018 Strategic Directions: Smart Cities & Utilities Report finds that bold advances in data analytics, electric transportation and next-generation communications systems will propel smart city development. Creative financing strategies are also challenging old notions that these projects require massive upfront investments.

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Atonix Digital™ to provide data-driven infrastructure solutions

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Responding to the widening importance of Big Data analytics across the global business landscape, leading engineering, construction and consulting company Black & Veatch today launched Atonix Digital™ LLC. Atonix Digital is a wholly-owned subsidiary tasked with delivering transformational, data-driven solutions for clients.

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Chicago Area Reservoir to Save Estimated $114 Million in Flood and Pollution Reduction

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week celebrated the completion of the first phase of the McCook Reservoir project, a key component of MWRD’s plan to reduce flood damage and sewer overflow pollution in the Chicago area. Black & Veatch has provided planning, design, engineering and construction support on various aspects of MWRD’s Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP) since 2001, including design and construction services for the McCook Main Tunnel System (MTS) that connects TARP’s Mainstream Tunnel to the McCook Reservoir.

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Black & Veatch work on $1.3B Koch Fertilizer plant expansion contributes to water award

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a leading engineering and construction company with deep expertise in industrial water treatment, water reuse and water infrastructure, helped guide a Koch Industries subsidiary to an award-winning water treatment project at the Koch Fertilizer plant in Enid, Oklahoma.

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New electric utility pricing tool from Black & Veatch offers significant advancement in Distributed Generation analytics

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a market leader in the analysis and design of distributed generation systems, today announced a patent-pending analytics tool that accurately evaluates the utility ratemaking impacts of adding distributed power generation to the grid.

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Black & Veatch Announces Formation of Atonix Digital™

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Reflecting the growing convergence of data-driven software applications with its core client services, Black & Veatch, a leading engineering, construction and consulting company, today announced the creation of Atonix Digital™, LLC.

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Gas-Fired Power Generation Projects Can Diversify Indonesia's Energy Mix

Publish date:   |  Jakarta

As Indonesia plans the expansion of its natural gas infrastructure, development of gas-to-power projects is an important step to further diversify the country’s energy mix.

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Black & Veatch: LNG Technology, Infrastructure Requirements Push Collaborative Natural Gas Solutions

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Sustained low natural gas prices and evolving global supply dynamics are pushing natural gas industry players to innovate and find flexible solutions to meet market needs. The newly released 2017 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report by Black & Veatch examines how organizations are planning for long-term, sustainable operations that can accommodate rising supplies and deliver them to markets eager to use natural gas as a cheaper and cleaner power generation source.

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Black & Veatch, Renewable Energy Test Center Launch Solar Industry’s First Bifacial Module Ranking

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a leading engineering, construction and consulting company and Renewable Energy Test Center (RETC), a world-class engineering services and certification testing provider for photovoltaic and renewable energy products, will launch the first bifacial photovoltaic (PV) module ranking in the solar industry. 

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Integrated Drone Solution Enhances Utility Asset Data

Publish date:   |  Las Vegas, Nevada

Black & Veatch and Aeryon Labs announced today that they have launched an end-to-end asset management inspection solution leveraging drone technology for global energy clients. Aeryon’s commercial unmanned aerial system (UAS) hardware, software and services enable the capture of critical infrastructure condition data that is integrated by Black & Veatch into a utility’s existing enterprise asset management (EAM) systems. This streamlined solution speeds inspection times, reduces inspection costs and accelerates the integration of data into EAM systems.

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Black & Veatch, ReThink Advisors Partner to Improve City Prosperity, Security and Sustainability

Publish date:   |  Cleveland, Ohio

Black & Veatch, a smart cities market leader, and strategic planning consultancy ReThink Advisors today announced a partnership to improve community well-being with a data-driven tool for city planning and performance. 

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Black & Veatch and China's TCC to target gas, chemical and fertilizer projects throughout Asia

Publish date:   |  Beijing, China

Black & Veatch and China Tianchen Engineering Corporation (TCC) have announced efforts to jointly market and pursue gas, chemical and fertilizer infrastructure projects. 

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The MWRD of Greater Chicago’s Nutrient Recovery Facility earns Top Honor from Water Environment Federation

Publish date:   |  CHICAGO, Illinois

The world’s largest nutrient recovery facility that improves water quality of the Chicago Area Waterway System while reducing downstream phosphorus discharges into the Gulf of Mexico has won a coveted Project Excellence Award from the Water Environment Federation (WEF). The honor will be presented to the project’s owner, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD); Black & Veatch, the facility’s design-builder; and technology provider, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies.

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Construction Begins on Microgrid at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

U.S. Marine Corps and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest leadership hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 28 celebrating the start of construction for an energy security microgrid at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, in San Diego, California. Black & Veatch and Schneider Electric, in a joint venture, are providing design and construction support on the project.  

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Black & Veatch taps Joe Lauria to support rapid growth water markets in U.S.

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch has named Joe Lauria as its Vice President and Director of Planning and Growth for the Americas in the company’s water business. In this new role, Lauria will help clients identify and implement sustainable solutions to evolving water challenges. Based in Irvine, California, his primary focus will be on fast-growth U.S. markets in California, Florida and Texas.

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Black & Veatch and Renewable Energy Test Center launch new energy storage bankability service

Publish date:   |  Las Vegas, Nevada

Black & Veatch, a leading engineering, construction and consulting company, and Renewable Energy Test Center (RETC), an engineering services, and certification testing provider for photovoltaic and renewable energy products, today announced the launch of a new energy storage bankability service. The bankability service reflects the growing need for advanced testing and assessments of products, processes and technologies supporting the fast-growing photovoltaics (PV) and energy storage markets.

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Black & Veatch bolsters water infrastructure design-build expertise

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a leading provider of design-build project delivery services for the water industry, today announced that Bruce Duff has been named Managing Director of Design-Build within its water business. Duff will be based in the Company’s Toronto metro area office.

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Black & Veatch: Asia’s Power Industry Challenged by Growing Demand and Transformative Change

Publish date:   |  Bangkok, Thailand

The global power industry is experiencing an unprecedented period of transformation, a shift acutely felt in the developing nations of Asia where providers are tasked to meet growing demands for reliable and affordable power. These shifts will be center stage as Black & Veatch celebrates 50 years of powering Asia at PowerGEN Asia September 19-21 in Bangkok.

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Rockwell Collins Teams With Black & Veatch and Ameren for Beyond Visual Line of Sight UAS Flight Within Power Line Infrastructure

Publish date:   |  Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Rockwell Collins, working closely with Black & Veatch, has successfully demonstrated a beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flight along almost 10 miles of power line infrastructure owned by Ameren Corp., located near Newton, Illinois.

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Water Reclamation Facility Upgrades Help Keep Chesapeake Bay Clean

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Anne Arundel County leadership in Maryland recently celebrated the successful completion of upgrades to the Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), designed to drastically reduce pollutants in local waterways.

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Black & Veatch: Renewables, Distributed Energy Resources Driving Investments in Power Transmission Assets

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

The influx of renewables and evolving customer demand for green energy and reliability are driving the electric industry to make significant capital investments in power delivery assets. Global engineering and construction company Black & Veatch’s just-released 2017 Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Report explores how these transmission and distribution plays reflect the increasing roles of advanced technologies and distributed energy resources in pursuit of an uninterruptable power flow.

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Black & Veatch appoints Rajiv Menon to lead India business

Publish date:   |  Mumbai, India

Black & Veatch, a leading provider of critical infrastructure, has appointed Rajiv Menon as new managing director for its India business.

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Black & Veatch wins India's first floating LNG project

Publish date:   |  Mumbai, India

Black & Veatch will deliver critical elements of India's first floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal. The project will help develop the Indian gas market, which is projected to be one of the fastest growing in the world during the next two decades.

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B&V Positions for Long-lasting Impact on Colorado’s Water Supply

Publish date:   |  DENVER, Colorado

Black & Veatch, a market leader in dams, water storage and conveyance, is working to ensure sustainable water supply in Colorado by assigning two senior practice leaders to help meet client needs. Greg Zamensky and Chris Mueller will deliver Black & Veatch's water supply, dam-related storage and transmission systems services along the Front Range.

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Black & Veatch-designed microgrid to power innovation at Shell Technology Center in Houston

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a leader in the design and deployment of clean energy-producing microgrids, has been selected by Shell International Exploration & Production Company, Inc. to perform engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) on a new microgrid system at Shell’s Technology Center in Houston.

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Edge Computing Promises Significant Impacts on Data Center Planning

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

A new Black & Veatch white paper examines the emerging deployment of edge computing and its impacts on data center infrastructure planning. Developed in partnership with DCD (formerly DatacenterDynamics), the white paper analyzes drivers, use cases and strategies to prepare for the edge computing evolution. 

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Cybersecurity Act in Singapore set to improve security culture across Asian utilities, says Black & Veatch

Publish date:   |  SINGAPORE

Singapore’s upcoming Cybersecurity Act is expected to heighten levels of cyber risk awareness among water, power and oil & gas utilities in Singapore and in other parts of Asia, according to a Black & Veatch security expert.

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Black & Veatch Earns ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certification

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Building on its commitment and reputation for delivering outstanding project execution that helps clients meet their goals and objectives, Black & Veatch has achieved ISO 9001 certification for its nuclear business line. The ISO standard defines the criteria for a quality management system that the company applies to engineering services for nuclear contracts and project management activities. Certification followed an extensive audit by Hartford Steam Boiler

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Black & Veatch: Water Utility Leaders Driving Toward Sustainability

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Customer education, infrastructure modernization and the use of data analytics will be key tools to overcoming the water industry’s perennial challenges posed by aging infrastructure. A combination of investment and new business process approaches will also be critical to closing the gap between costs and consumer expectation, according to the 2017 Strategic Directions: Water Industry Report.

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SEPA and Black & Veatch Release New Case Study on Distributed Energy Resources Planning

Publish date:   |  Washington, DC

Consumers could outspend utilities in the adoption of solar, storage, electric vehicles and other distributed energy resources (DERs), making it essential for utilities to track and integrate these DERs into their planning processes to benefit their customers and the grid. 

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Colorado Dam Expansion to Substantially Improve Water Supply, Reliability

Publish date:   |  DENVER, Colorado

Black & Veatch has been selected to provide program management services to Denver Water on the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project.

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Water Supply Project Earns Global Desalination Plant Honor

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Recognizing its size and technical complexity, the Escondida Water Supply (EWS) project in Chile was selected Industrial Desalination Plant of the Year at the 2017 Global Water Summit. The plant increases water supply by creating purified water from seawater and delivering it to the largest copper mine in the world.

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Mumbai's Strategic Recycled Water Masterplan Awarded to Black & Veatch

Publish date:   |  Mumbai, India

India's largest recycled water masterplan, for the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), will be prepared by Black & Veatch.

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Black & Veatch Celebrates 21 Years of Support for Children’s Mercy

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch today hosted the 21st Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of Children’s Mercy. Proceeds from the tournament and company giving totaling $350,000 were donated to Children’s Mercy. This year’s event is helping to fulfill a five-year pledge of $2.1 million made in 2015 to help expand services at the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine to include childhood cancers. The annual golf event and company donations have now surpassed $3.4 million since its inception.

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Demand for Network Infrastructure Drives Black & Veatch to Top Ranking

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch achieved the top ranking worldwide in telecommunications for U.S.-based engineering companies, according to the just-released Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms report. This is the seventh time in eight years that Black & Veatch has earned the number one ranking in telecommunications.

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True Zero’s Hydrogen Filling Station Network Deployment Wins Edison Award

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch has been selected for a prestigious Silver Edison Award for their support in developing True Zero’s California Hydrogen Network for fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). Black & Veatch delivered an advanced engineering, procurement and construction solution for the station network project. True Zero’s 19 refueling stations deployed in California form the first hydrogen network for FCVs in the United States.

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San Diego Water Resilience Project Wins Top Global Civil Engineering Award

Publish date:   |  SAN DIEGO, California

A project to increase water system resilience for San Diego County residents has won the prestigious 2017 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Black & Veatch delivered construction project management and design service on two of the four key facilities of the Emergency and Carryover Storage Project (E&CSP), which provides the region with up to six months of emergency water storage.

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Black & Veatch Earns Excellence Award for Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch has earned the “Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities” award from a 20-judge panel of business transformation and operational excellence experts. The award recognized the Business Excellence (BEx) program at Black & Veatch for accelerating innovation, leadership development and value creation with a strong track record of results for more than a decade. It was presented at the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards  (BTOES17) in Orlando, Florida.

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CPS Energy Demand Response Program Named POWERGRID International Project of the Year

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas and REDWOOD CITY, California

POWERGRID International has selected CPS Energy’s Demand Response Management System (DRMS) as its 2017 Demand Response/Energy Efficiency Project of the Year. The project will unify demand response (DR) and distributed energy resource (DER) programs totaling 165 megawatts (MW) in capacity on a single application.

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Four New Solar Plants to Deliver Clean, Cost-Effective Energy for Florida

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch has been selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services on four solar energy projects for Florida Power & Light (FPL). The plants are part of an extensive renewable energy program designed to help deliver additional electric supplies to meet increasing population and business growth in the region. The combined output of the projects will provide enough electricity to serve about 90,000 homes with clean power.

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Microgrid Design to Boost Energy Resilience at Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch is partnering with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to design and assess the financial and energy efficiency impacts of a microgrid in Buffalo, N.Y. The microgrid will provide resilient, clean energy for the 120-acre campus, long-term cost-savings and potential monetization opportunities for member institutions.

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Nine Kansas City Metro teams to compete in regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Teams of students from eight area schools and the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization will compete on March 4 in the Division 1 Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest® at the Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park. Sponsored by Black & Veatch, middle school age students will build a Rube Goldberg Machine™. It’s a crazy contraption which accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated and funniest way possible. This year’s task is: Apply a Band-Aid®. The contest is free and open to the public.

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Innovative Energy, Cost Savings Project on Tap for Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Plant

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch has been selected to deliver plant operating improvements and energy savings for the Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) by the Medina County Sanitary Engineers in Ohio.  The project will save approximately $1.5 million annually in plant operating expenditures. As a result, these savings will allow the Medina utility to complete the project without needing to increase customer rates.

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Global experience helps oil & gas clients manage difficult market, plan for growth

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch announced today it has appointed two oil and gas industry leaders, Mary Bloom and Joe Farach, to direct the company’s business development across the Americas. Based in Houston, Bloom and Farach will oversee North America and Latin America, respectively, and bring nearly 60 years of combined international experience to help oil and gas clients navigate today’s low-price environment and plan for the future.

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Thailand’s new substations will improve the electrical power system reliability for Bangkok’s growing industrial base

Publish date:   |  Thailand

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is rolling out a series of electrical power system substation and transmission projects that will significantly improve the reliability of electricity supply for industrial customers and increase the competitiveness of Thailand to attract  investment. 

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New Parkville Treatment Plant Will Increase Water Output and Quality

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Plant construction began in December on a greenfield site about one mile west of Parkville. The plant will deliver an initial capacity of 5 million gallons per day (MGD) and is expandable to 10 MGD to meet increasing customer growth. It replaces a water treatment plant located in a downtown section of the city. In addition to design work, Black & Veatch is providing construction oversight services for the project.  

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Kuwait Oil Company awards Black & Veatch Contract for Technology License

Publish date:   |  Abu Dhabi, UAE

Black & Veatch has secured a contract for the licensing technology and related services for sulphur recovery units (SRU) and Acid Gas Removal Units (AGRU) to support natural gas processing on the Jurassic field, a project central to Kuwait Oil Company's (KOC) strategy to increase gas production. 

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Black & Veatch, Casale SA Announce Global Licensing Agreement for Fertilizers, Melamine and Methanol Technologies

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Black & Veatch and Casale SA today announced the signing of a global licensing and cooperation agreement that designates Black & Veatch as a licensee for Casale’s innovative fertilizers, melamine, methanol and related chemical technologies. The companies are focused on addressing significant demand worldwide for chemical, fertilizer and industrial plant development. Demand is being driven primarily by global population growth and lower natural gas prices.

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Largest Natural Gas Power Project in South America to Meet Growing Energy Demand

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch has been selected as owner’s engineer by Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe (CELSE) for a 1,516 megawatt combined cycle power project in northeastern Brazil. The Porto de Sergipe plant will meet growing electricity demand and supplement hydropower supplies during dry weather seasons. It will be the largest natural gas power station in South America.

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Black & Veatch wins major water project in Western Australia

Publish date:   |  Perth, Australia

Black & Veatch, in a joint venture with Civmec (BVCJV), will upgrade and expand Western Australia’s largest wastewater treatment plant. 

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Black & Veatch: Low prices, security concerns push natural gas industry to look inward

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Emerging global markets, liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects and increased coal plant retirements represent growing opportunities for the natural gas industry even as low-price conditions hinder capital investments. This outlook, found in Black & Veatch’s just-released 2016 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report, reflects widely varying market outlooks for the upstream, midstream and downstream segments. Yet, after a challenging two-year period for the industry, optimism remains strong as organizations across the value chain adapt for future growth.

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Supplier diversity efforts help earn Black & Veatch honor as Kansas Corporation of the Year

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

The Kansas Department of Commerce (KDOC) has selected Black & Veatch as Kansas Corporation of the Year for its leadership and the opportunities its supplier diversity program provides for minority- and women-owned businesses. 

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Black & Veatch and Royal HaskoningDHV partner to deliver sustainable water solutions

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch has signed a teaming agreement with Royal HaskoningDHV to apply Nereda® wastewater treatment technology to projects in the United States. Developed by Royal HaskoningDHV, the innovative, sustainable solution is cost-effective, energy efficient and requires a footprint up to four times smaller than traditional water treatment systems.

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Alternative water supply expansion for Southern California earns top industry honor

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

The Orange County Water District’s Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) Initial Expansion project, a Black & Veatch-designed alternative water supply system that bolsters water security for a large portion of Southern California, has been chosen to receive the prestigious Water Environment Federation (WEF) Project Excellence Award. 

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World’s Largest Combined Sewer Reservoir Captures APWA Top Environment Project Award

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

The Thornton Composite Reservoir, part of a massive Chicago-area combined sewer tunnel collection system that helps protect against flooding and pollution resulting from storm-related sewer overflows, has been named an American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Project of the Year. Thornton’s reservoir capacity is up to 7.9 billion gallons of water, making it the largest combined sewer reservoir in the world. 

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Investment, Policy and Holistic Planning Integral to Drive Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

A new white paper from Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure (SII) business examines the current hydrogen fueling infrastructure in the U.S. and challenges that complicate development. Costs, financing, siting, policies and safety education are cited as the keys, and sometimes barriers, to greater fueling station deployment.

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Alternative fuel sources to transform smart cities, fleets and mass transit

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a market leader in the design, construction and integration of green transportation infrastructure, is looking beyond personal vehicles as it develops the role of sustainable transportation in smart cities. Next week, the company will sponsor VERGE and their Sustainable Transportation Summit. The summit brings together policy makers and private sector leaders for a critical focus on the sustainable movement of people and goods.

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Marty Travers Named to March of Dimes National Leadership Council

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Marty Travers, President of Black & Veatch’s telecommunications business, has been selected to serve on the March of Dimes National Volunteer Leadership Council (NVLC). The council is responsible for helping to increase the effectiveness of volunteer leaders throughout the country by providing counsel and guidance on national strategy to support the organization.

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Black & Veatch Awarded Consultancy Role in Cirebon, Indonesia Project

Publish date:   |  Jakarta

Drawing on more than 40 years of experience in power generation development in Indonesia, Black & Veatch will oversee the scheduling, design, quality control of equipment supplied, and construction activity for the 1,000 megawatt (MW) Cirebon 2 Project just east of the City of Cirebon in West Java, Indonesia.

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Tenaska's Advanced Natural Gas Power Station to Improve Resource Efficiency

Publish date:   |  Jakarta

Black & Veatch has been selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a new 925 megawatt natural gas combined cycle power plant. Using advanced, high efficiency turbine technology and a recycled water cooling process, the Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station will produce enough power to meet the energy needs of 925,000 homes. 
 

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Black & Veatch: Technology Brings Risk, Reward, Uncertainty to Electric Industry

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Distributed generation, the low price of natural gas and modern customer information systems (CIS) represent growth opportunities for the electric industry even as security concerns are on the rise and legacy power generation sources cede their prominence to new technology. Those are the top findings in Black & Veatch’s 2016 Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Report, the company’s annual review of the issues affecting the industry.

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Black & Veatch takes on innovative South African waste-to-energy project

Publish date:   |  Johannesburg, South Africa/Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch was selected by MBHE African Power (PTY) Ltd, a local renewable energy developer, to provide technical assistance for the country’s first waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. The energy plant will be located in the Drakenstein Municipality, near Wellington in the Western Cape. 
 

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Black & Veatch Adds Enterprise-level Sustainability Solutions to Service Offerings

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a global leader in the design and construction of advanced resource management solutions, today announced a new sustainability offering focusing on the enterprise-level market. The new offering will help large consumers of power, water and other critical resources achieve greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, increase usage of carbon-free renewable energy technologies, minimize water consumption, enhance resilience and promote greater operational efficiency across their organizations.

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Black & Veatch Passes Performance Acceptance at First PRICO-NGL® Facility

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch today announced the first facility licensing its proprietary PRICO-NGL® gas processing technology successfully passed performance acceptance. Located in Alberta, Canada, the facility is using PRICO-NGL® to extract valuable natural gas liquids (NGL) from the byproduct gas of oil sands bitumen as it is processed into synthetic crude oil. 

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PowerGEN Focus: Providing innovative solutions for Africa power generation

Publish date:   |  Johannesburg

Greater access to more abundant, reliable power is critical to unlocking Africa’s potential, according to global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Black & Veatch. Opportunities to harness the continent's vast renewable energy and natural gas resources, as well as new technologies adding flexibility and resilience to power networks will be key items discussed by the company’s experts at the 2016 PowerGEN Africa conference. PowerGEN Africa begins 19 July in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

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Black & Veatch Selected as a Top Data Center Solution Provider

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch was chosen as among the “Top 20 Most Promising Data Solution Providers of 2016” by CIOReview magazine. The providers were selected by industry experts and editors from a list of more than 300 companies providing data center solutions. 

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ASSET360™ smart water analytics applications available in FATHOM Store

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch has partnered with FATHOM Water Management, Inc., to offer ASSET360™ data analytics applications on their recently launched online marketplace. The FATHOM Store allows water utilities to purchase and quickly adopt smart analytics services, risk-free. 

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Tunneling, buried infrastructure gain from Black & Veatch hire

Publish date:   |  KANSAS CITY, Missouri

Todd Wanless, a tunneling and geotechnical engineering expert with strong experience in water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure projects, has joined Black & Veatch’s water business. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Wanless will serve as a Regional Tunneling Lead throughout the company’s Americas operation.

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B&V reinforces alternative water supply expertise in Western U.S.

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch, a market leader in the design and deployment of alternative water supply projects aimed at ensuring water resilience and security, has named Dr. Jeff Neemann as a Client Director based in southern California. Neemann will have primary responsibility for meeting client needs in the greater Los Angeles area and surrounding communities. 

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CALSTART Membership Expands Black & Veatch's footprint in alternative fuels market

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch, an engineering and construction company with deep experience in deploying electric vehicle and sustainable transportation infrastructure, announced today it has joined CALSTART, a respected national non-profit alliance devoted to clean transportation technology.

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Black & Veatch and Volta Expand Urban EV Charging Networks

Publish date:   |  SAN FRANCISCO, CA.

Black & Veatch announced today it is working with Volta, an industry-leading provider of free sponsored electric vehicle charging stations. The two companies are working to significantly expand the Volta network and address the growing need for cost effective, commercially sustainable and scalable smart infrastructure. 

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Solar installations gain from strategic alliance of Overland Contracting Inc. and Schletter Inc.

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Overland Contracting Inc. (OCI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of engineering and construction company Black & Veatch, announced today it has formed a strategic alliance with Schletter Inc., an industry-leading provider of solar mounting systems, to address the growing market for high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) installation projects.

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New Next Generation 9-1-1 system in Oakland County, Michigan, benefits from Black & Veatch implementation

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch announced today it will continue its partnership with Oakland County, Michigan to implement its Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) system, which will provide improved 9-1-1 service with the capability to accept text, images, enhanced location data along with voice calls to the county’s public safety personnel. 

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Black & Veatch Fundraiser Marks 20 Years of Support for Children's Mercy Hospital

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch today hosted the 20th edition of its Charity Golf Tournament in support of Children’s Mercy. Proceeds from the tournament and company giving totaling $350,000 were donated to Children’s Mercy. This year’s event is helping to fulfill a five-year pledge of $2.1 million made in 2015 to help expand services at the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine to include childhood cancers. The annual golf event and company donations have now surpassed $3.1 million since its inception. 

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Addition of Loveland Bolsters Black & Veatch Leadership in Alternative Water Supply Solutions

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Jonathan Loveland, a leader in the project development and execution of alternative water supply solutions, has joined Black & Veatch’s water business. Based in Irvine, California, Loveland will serve as Global Practice Leader for the Alternative Water Supply business line, which includes all types of desalination, reclaimed and recycled water projects.

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Asset management, risk assessment and financial strategy gain from Black & Veatch hires

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

In response to recent growth and increased market demands, Black & Veatch’s Management Consulting business announced today a series of key hires that will help propel its expansion and sharpen its focus on the growth areas of water, security and risk assessment, and asset management. 

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Water Resilience Project Captures Dams Industry Award

Publish date:   |  SAN DIEGO, California

A series of key projects designed to boost water system resilience for San Diego County residents has won the 2016 Excellence in the Constructed Project Award from the United States Society on Dams. Black & Veatch provided construction project management and design services on two of the four completed key facilities of the Emergency and Carryover Storage Project (E&CSP), which provides the region with up to six months of emergency water storage.

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Engineering News-Record rankings: Black & Veatch among infrastructure industry leaders

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch is ranked second in both telecommunications and power worldwide for U.S.-based engineering companies, according to the just-released Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms report.

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Black & Veatch Manages Award-Winning Customer Care and Billing System Implementation

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Avista Corp, an energy production, transmission and distribution company, has been honored with the ‘Expanding Excellence Award’ for Best Customer Information Service Implementation, Level I, at CS Week 2016. Black & Veatch was the Program Manager for the award-winning Oracle Customer Care & Billing (CC&B) and IBM Maximo system project.

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Black & Veatch World Headquarters Microgrid Earns Edison Award

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch’s microgrid, a system of distributed generation technologies aimed at boosting resilience and the use of renewable energy sources, has been selected for a prestigious Gold Edison Award. The company’s microgrid system generates electricity through a combination of natural gas, solar energy, geothermal and battery storage at the company’s World Headquarters in Overland Park. 

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Black & Veatch Explores Potential Regulatory Impact of Southern California Gas Leak

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kan.

Natural gas storage facility owners and operators should begin preparing for new regulations at the federal, state and local levels following the Porter Ranch gas leak from the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Southern California. A new white paper from Black & Veatch provides an overview of potential regulatory changes at the federal and state levels in response to the leak.

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Black & Veatch Sponsored Team to Compete in National Youth Cyber Defense Competition Finals

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

The Netrunners, a Black & Veatch-sponsored Sea Cadets team from Winter Park, FL, has qualified to compete in the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition finals. The contest tasks middle and high school student teams with finding and fixing the cyber security vulnerabilities in a company’s network, all while maintaining critical services. Black & Veatch is providing coaching support in addition to sponsorship funding for equipment.

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Black & Veatch Ranked as a Top Intern Employer for 2016

Publish date:   |  www.bv.com

Black & Veatch is one of the top ranked U.S. companies in providing summer internship opportunities for college students. The ranking results from a study on the number of interns in 2016 by CollegeGrad.com, a leading entry-level job website.

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Black & Veatch Expands Relationship with Chicago's Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Inc.

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch is expanding its relationship with Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Inc. Black & Veatch will provide mentoring and training support to Milhouse, Chicago’s largest African-American owned engineering firm. The two companies will work to pursue joint opportunities in both water and power delivery.

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Black & Veatch technology, expertise key to Chinese LNG win

Publish date:   |  BEIJING, PR China

Black & Veatch and Chemtex have won the Shanxi Qixian Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) 1 million NM3/day (Normal Cubic Meter per day) project through public bidding.

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Black & Veatch and SEPA Examine Impact of Distributed Energy Resources on Utility Planning

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Electric utilities are facing a variety of challenges because of rising amounts of solar, storage and other distributed energy technologies on their systems. In response, they are speeding their integration planning efforts. That is the finding of a new paper from Black & Veatch and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)

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Kansas City area teams competing in live regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Area schools are competing on February 27 in the Division 1 Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at the Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park. The competition is being sponsored by Black & Veatch and is free and open to the public.

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Black & Veatch Report: Utilities, Planning Critical to Success of Smart City Efforts

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KAN

Governments and utilities increasingly view smart city systems as transformational tools to boost resilience and quality of life in cities across the world. This is driven by expectations that smart city programs will produce greater efficiency across municipal functions. But, Black & Veatch's 2016 Strategic Directions: Smart City / Smart Utility report finds many cities are reluctant to begin the important work of smart city planning.  Constrained budgets, lack of resources and questions about how to roadmap and implement plans are viewed as top barriers.

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Black & Veatch Management Consulting becomes Certified Strategic Consulting and System Integration partner with Bit Stew Systems

Publish date:   |  Orlando, Florida

Bit Stew Systems, a global leader in Software Defined Operations for the Industrial Internet, continues to expand its recently launched partner program with the announcement of a partnership with Black & Veatch. Black & Veatch is a global engineering, consulting, construction, and operations company specializing in infrastructure development for private and government clients in the energy, water, telecommunications, and oil and gas industries. 

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Alternative financing structures, including public-private partnerships, can help utilities close

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

InfraManagement Group (iMG), a Black & Veatch company, announced today that Francesca McCann, an expert in innovative financing structures and investment for the water industry, has been named iMG’s director of business development. iMG provides infrastructure management solutions to the water industry.

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Black & Veatch Smart Integrated Infrastructure Leader Named to KCnext Board

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Fred Ellermeier has been named to the Board of Directors of KCnext – the Technology Council of Greater Kansas City. KCnext works to grow and promote the technology industry in Kansas City and make it a destination for technology companies and talent.

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Chula Vista, California, selects Black & Veatch to evaluate smart city plans

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CHULA VISTA, California (14 September 2015) – The city of Chula Vista, California today announced that it has hired engineering and construction company Black & Veatch to develop the city’s plan for incorporating smart infrastructure. The city has set aggressive goals of becoming more efficient through improved use of energy, water, communications, and other critical infrastructure.

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Black & Veatch to Provide Intelligent Infrastructure Expertise to Accelerate Smart City Programs

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch has partnered with Envision America. The company will apply its engineering, construction, program management and data analytics expertise to help selected U.S. cities develop and deploy smart city programs. Envision America is a program announced by the White House to advance smart city program planning and implementation.

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Black & Veatch Ranked 1st Among List of Best Private Companies for Leaders

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch has been selected as the best company for leadership development in the Private Company category of Chief Executive Magazine’s annual study of the “Best Companies for Leaders.” It is the company’s third consecutive appearance in the top ten.

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Tennessee Valley Authority Selects Black & Veatch as Engineer of Record for Boone Dam Remediation

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is remediating the Boone Dam to repair seepage through the dam’s foundation. TVA has selected Black & Veatch as engineer of record responsible for the design and quality assurance of the fast-track project. 

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PLN appoints Black & Veatch to build 315 MW Lontar extension

Publish date:   |  Jakarta, Indonesia

PLN, the national electricity utility, has selected Black & Veatch to build the 315 megawatt (MW) Lontar Extension Coal Fired Steam Power Plant project (Lontar).

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Black & Veatch calls upon Orth to apply broader experience across water industry

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (4 November 2015) -- Black & Veatch today announced that Mike Orth has been named Executive Vice President. Orth is based in Kansas City and leads the company’s Americas Water business. He is charged with leading the growth focus on asset management, design-build, program management and alternative water supply solutions. He remains Managing Director for the Americas Water business.

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Black & Veatch Named to GC Powerlist

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (3 November 2015) — Black & Veatch announced today that its internal Legal, Risk Management and Government Affairs Division has been named as one of the top 100 U.S. in-house legal teams on the GC Powerlist. The annual list is published by The Legal 500 and recognizes the most influential in-house teams based in the United States that drive the legal business forward.

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Black & Veatch Joins Largest-Ever U.S.-led Trade Mission to Africa

Publish date:   |  Johannesburg

Black & Veatch is one of more than 100 U.S. companies to have participated in the U.S. Department of Commerce-led Trade Winds—Africa trade mission and business forum. Trade Winds—Africa is the largest-ever U.S. government-led trade mission to Africa.

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Report: Natural gas outlook positive despite pricing, regulatory pressures

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Overland Park, Kansas (21 October 2015) – A new Black & Veatch report finds U.S. natural gas industry leaders are optimistic about the sector even as global forces reshape commodity pricing forecasts. The 2015 Strategic Directions: U.S. Natural Gas Industry report explores factors such as the ongoing supply boom, tempered demand growth and the impacts of a drastic drop in the price of oil on the industry’s ability to plan for the future. 

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Black & Veatch to advise NiQuan Energy on Caribbean gas-to-liquids facility

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (15 Oct. 2015) – Black & Veatch today announced it has been selected by NiQuan Energy to assess the cost, scope and schedule for completion of its Petrotrin gas to liquids (GTL) facility in Pointe-à-Pierre, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Black & Veatch to Participate in $600 million USAID Global Services Contract

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Overland Park, Kansas (8 October 2015) - Black & Veatch has been awarded a five-year contract to participate in a global infrastructure services program by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The award provides for $600 million in combined services to be performed in developing countries to improve the quality of life.  

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Major win for Black & Veatch/MWH power generation JV

Publish date:   |  Solihull

Solihull, October 07, 2015. The Black & Veatch and MWH Treatment (MWHT) joint venture (JV), MBV Energy Recovery, will execute a £87 million waste-to-energy project in Cheshire, UK. The win is a renewable energy plant, developed by CoGen UK, at Ince Park Resource Recovery Centre. The plant will export 21.5 MW (megawatts) of clean, affordable power, utilising over 150,000 tonnes of material that would otherwise go to landfill.

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PSEG Power Selects Black & Veatch to lead Sewaren 7 Combined-Cycle Project

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch has been selected to perform engineering, procurement services and construction management (EpCM) for PSEG Power’s 540 MW Sewaren 7 combined-cycle project. The new dual-fuel gas turbine project is being developed to deliver power to the PJM market in time for the summer of 2018. Construction will begin in 2016 at PSEG’s existing power station site in Woodbridge, New Jersey.

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Thornton Reservoir will further improve quality of life in Chicago and southern Cook County

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

The Thornton Composite Reservoir,  known to Chicago residents as the “Grand Canyon of the South Suburbs,” will benefit the city’s south side and 13 nearby suburbs through improved storm water protection and water quality. Black & Veatch led planning, design and construction of significant components of the reservoir, which comes online by the end of the year.

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Black & Veatch names Anand Pattani leader of growing India operations

Publish date:   |  Mumbai, India

Black & Veatch has named Anand Pattani as Managing Director for the company’s operations in India. Based in Mumbai, Pattani will lead efforts to provide energy, water and telecom solutions in one of the world’s fastest growing infrastructure markets. 

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Black & Veatch joins challenge to expand workplace EV charging stations

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch today announced it is joining the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge to promote access to workplace electric vehicle charging stations across the nation. The engineering and construction company’s 41 charging stations at its Kansas City-area headquarters building make Black & Veatch one of the region’s top providers of workplace charging.

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Grand Rapids Completes Major Water Project Years Ahead of Mandate

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Grand Rapids, Michigan, has completed its combined sewer overflow (CSO) control project three years ahead of a state mandated deadline. The project significantly improves the water quality in the Grand River and reduces localized flooding. Black & Veatch provided the city with planning, design and construction engineering services.

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New Conversion Technology Captures Flared Natural Gas for Transportation Fuel

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch today announced with its alliance partner Emerging Fuels Technology, Inc. (EFT), the FLARE BUSTER®, a turnkey solution for converting natural gas flares into synthetic crude oil or transportation fuels.

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Black & Veatch's Fred Ellermeier Named to Kansas City Techweek100

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch today announced that Fred Ellermeier has been named to the Kansas City Techweek100 list. According to Techweek, the list identifies leaders who have made a significant impact on the technology and innovation ecosystem in which they operate.

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Black & Veatch expanding growth plans in Canada, new Edmonton location builds on company’s engineering, procurement and construction presence

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch today announced that its Edmonton, Alberta-based professionals have relocated to larger office space that will accommodate the company’s growth plans in Canada. 

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Black & Veatch Establishes new South African Operation

Publish date:   |  Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa (17 August 2015) – Black & Veatch, a global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) leader providing energy, water, and telecommunications solutions, today announced the creation of its local entity, Black & Veatch South Africa. 

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Black & Veatch Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary Across 16 Time Zones

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Overland Park, Kansas (12 August 2015) – Black & Veatch today marks 100 years of providing critical infrastructure solutions for clients around the world. Founded in 1915 by Ernest Bateman Black and Nathan Thomas Veatch with 12 employees, the company now provides energytelecommunications and water solutions in more than 100 countries.

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Black & Veatch: Maintaining (Aging) Infrastructure, Reliability Issues for Indonesia's Power Sector, Too

Publish date:   |  Jakarta

Jakarta (5 August 2015) – The top two issues facing the U.S. electric sector, aging infrastructure and reliability, will also continue to be a priority for Indonesian power producers, according to Black & Veatch, which today issued its ninth annual Strategic Directions: U.S. Electric Industry Report

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Renewables, Regulation, and Consumer Tech As Critical Electric Industry Challenges

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Overland Park, Kansas (4 August 2015) – Black & Veatch today released its ninth annual Strategic Directions: U.S. Electric Industry Report. The 2015 report measures the electric industry’s response to the rise of renewable energy and distributed generation as well as the growing role of natural gas in the power market. It also highlights the increasing uncertainty utility executives feel concerning the pace of regulation in the face of new technology.

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Black & Veatch Acquires Public Safety Network Specialists RCC Consultants

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Overland Park, Kansas (01 August 2015) – Black & Veatch has further enhanced its capabilities in delivering telecommunications services for public safety networks with the acquisition of RCC Consultants.

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Black & Veatch Selects New Senior Leaders for Energy Operations As Dean Oskvig Announces Retirement

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

With continued growth and expansion in its Oil & Gas and Power businesses, Black & Veatch today announced the appointment of two senior leaders to guide its Energy-focused operations. The decision comes after the announcement that Dean Oskvig, current President and CEO of the company’s Energy business, will retire after 40 years of service. Oskvig will continue in his leadership role through the remainder of 2015 while guiding a transition period for Hoe Wai Cheong, President, Oil & Gas; and Ed Walsh, President, Power. Both will report to Steve Edwards, Black & Veatch Chairman & CEO.

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PLN selects Black & Veatch to help tackle remote power challenges

Publish date:   |  Jakarta, Indonesia

Innovative mobile plants to bring power to remote locations

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Black & Veatch to work on third FLNG facility with Keppel for Golar

Publish date:   |  Singapore

Black & Veatch’s patented PRICO® technology, industry expertise and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) capabilities have been called upon again to liquefy natural gas at sea and meet growing global demand for energy. Engaged by Keppel Shipyard Limited (Keppel Shipyard) for a third time in just over twelve months, Black & Veatch will team with the Singaporean company to convert a Golar LNG carrier, the GANDRIA, into a Golar Floating Liquefaction facility (GoFLNG). 

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Black & Veatch leads turnkey EPC project to bring fuel to southern India

Publish date:   |  Mumbai, India

Mumbai, India (9 July) A Black & Veatch led consortium, with KSS Petron India, has won the contract for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal at Ennore, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The contract was awarded by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), India’s national oil company.

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Black & Veatch and Schneider Electric to design and build microgrid at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch and Schneider Electric USA have formed a joint venture to design and construct an energy security microgrid at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, in San Diego, California. The microgrid solution will allow operations at mission-critical facilities to continue uninterrupted if the utility power grid is compromised or damaged.

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Black & Veatch to Modernize Turkey's Oldest Gas-Fired Power Plant

Publish date:   |  Bangkok, Thailand

Black & Veatch will design enhancements to the Hamitabat combined cycle power plant in Turkey. Drawing on global expertise from Thailand to the U.S., Black & Veatch will help transform Turkey’s first gas-fired power plant into one of the world’s most efficient and modern combined cycle facilities.

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World leader in critical human infrastructure opens Dublin and Cork offices

Publish date:   |  Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland (June 24) To strengthen its support for Ireland’s water and energy sectors Black & Veatch, a world leader in critical human infrastructure, has opened two new Irish offices.

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Global Water Awards spotlight project aimed at improving water system resilience in California

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

The Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center, a recycled water treatment facility designed and supported by Black & Veatch, has been named the 2015 Water Reuse Project of the Year at the Global Water Awards. The honor was announced at the recent Global Water Summit in Athens, Greece.

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DTE Energy nuclear unit license expands Midwest power generation options

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Overland Park, Kansas (10 June 2015) – Supported by the experts from Black & Veatch’s nuclear power team, DTE Energy has received approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to construct and operate a new nuclear unit. Approval of the carbon-free power unit increases DTE’s fleet diversity options as new regulatory measures transform the U.S. electricity market. Black & Veatch assisted DTE throughout its license approval process.

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Black & Veatch: Drought, aging pipes, customer habits test water industry

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch today released its fourth annual Strategic Directions: U.S. Water Industry Report offering insights and analysis of the key issues facing water utilities across the United States. For the fourth straight year, aging infrastructure ranks as the top concern for report participants. Managing operational and capital costs in an era of strong fiscal pressures from weather-related challenges and a changing revenue model rounded out the top three issues. More than 450 water industry participants provided their insights for the report.

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Black & Veatch Selects Andrew G. McMaster, Jr. as New Director for Board

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Andrew G. McMaster, Jr., a retired Senior Partner, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Deloitte & Touche LLP has been selected to join the Black & Veatch Board of Directors effective June 1, 2015. A senior executive with deep leadership experience in financial advisory services including audit and forensic accounting; and strong insights into changing regulations, McMaster’s appointment as an independent director was approved by the Black & Veatch board at their May meeting.

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Black & Veatch completes role on Malaysian power plant

Publish date:   |  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Manjung Unit 4 is now in operation. The plant is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia and is producing efficient and reliable power for the equivalent of more than 2 million homes.

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Kentucky broadband project offers online updates

Publish date:   |  LEXINGTON, Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (18 November 2015) – KentuckyWired Middle Mile Project, the Commonwealth’s broadband initiative aimed at enhancing public services and increasing statewide internet access, today announced a new website to keep citizens updated on the project and answer questions about how they may be affected by construction.

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Black & Veatch Pledges $2.1 million to Children's Mercy Hospital

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch today announced it is pledging $2.1 million over five years to Children’s Mercy Hospital to help expand services at the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine. Black & Veatch’s Charity Golf Tournament today raised $350,000 in support of Children’s Mercy. Proceeds donated to Children’s Mercy from the annual golf event have now surpassed $3 million since its inception 19 years ago.

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Continued Demand for Network Infrastructure Earns Black & Veatch #1 in Telecom Again

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Overland Park, Kansas (6 May 2015) – Black & Veatch achieved the top ranking worldwide in telecommunications for U.S.-based engineering companies, according to the just-released Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms report. This is the sixth consecutive year that Black & Veatch has achieved the number one ranking in telecommunications.

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Black & Veatch to help improve the efficiency of Qassim power plant

Publish date:   |  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (6 May, 2015) – Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has named Black & Veatch as Owner’s Engineer for the Qassim II &III Conversion. The project will generate additional power without using significantly more fuel. This comes at a time when Saudi Arabia is seeking to improve its power generation efficiency.

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Black & Veatch secures role on Vietnam EPC power project expansion

Publish date:   |  Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam (4 May 2015) – Black & Veatch has been selected to play a major role on the delivery of a fast-track power plant expansion in Vietnam. The plant is needed to address the country’s 10 percent annual electricity demand and to bring more reliable power to the region.

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Black & Veatch Expands Relationship with Tesla to Include Energy Storage Systems

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch today announced the expansion of its relationship with Tesla Motors. Black & Veatch provides design, engineering and construction services for large-scale commercial, industrial and municipal facilities using Tesla Energy Storage products. Energy storage services broaden the range of services Black & Veatch provides to Tesla.

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Black & Veatch Named to InformationWeek Elite 100 list for 2015

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (April 29, 2015) - Black & Veatch today announced it has been named to the InformationWeek Elite 100 list of innovative users of business technology. Black & Veatch’s application of drone technology to reduce the risks and costs of equipment tower inspections was also recognized as one of the 20 Great Ideas for 2015 by the editors.

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Black & Veatch Microgrid System Begins Providing Power to World Headquarters

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Overland Park, Kansas (28 April 2015) - Black & Veatch today celebrated the commissioning of a new microgrid system that provides power to its World Headquarters. Featuring a range of renewable energy resources and natural gas power, the system allows the company to evaluate microgrid technologies. 

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KBV Shepard Power Partners EPC Project Helps Meet Alberta's Electricity Needs

Publish date:   |  Calgary, Alberta

Calgary, Alberta (21 April 2015) – The Shepard Energy Centre is fully operational. The 800-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fueled combined cycle plant located in Calgary, Alberta provides the equivalent electricity for over half of Calgary’s metropolitan residents. KBV Shepard Power Partners — a partnership between Black & Veatch and Kiewit Energy Canada Corp. — successfully completed the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) scope for the facility. ENMAX Corporation and Capital Power Corporation share joint ownership of the plant.

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Johnson County Library MakerSpace receives three-year gift from Black & Veatch

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Overland Park, Kan. – When Johnson County Library’s MakerSpace reopens in 2016 as part of the larger Central Resource Library’s renovation, it will boast six times the current square footage. With the added space comes an opportunity for new tools and technology to inspire the next generation of builders. Global engineering  and construction company Black & Veatch is joining forces with the Library as part of the company’s growing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach.

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Spenceley brings wealth of global mining experience to Black & Veatch

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch today announced that Jim Spenceley, a project executive with broad global experience in the mining industry, has been named Senior Vice President for Mining. He is based in Denver, Colorado. 

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Black & Veatch teams up with Sporting KC to launch the growSTEM program

Publish date:   |  Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas City, Kansas (1 April 2015) – Sporting Kansas City announced today that the club has partnered with global engineering and construction company Black & Veatch to launch a program aimed at enhancing interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among local students in grades 6-8.

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Improving "Bankability" Key to Bridging Asia's Infrastructure Gap

Publish date:   |  Singapore

Developing countries across Asia could access potentially billions of more dollars to improve their water, energy and telecommunications infrastructure. The failure to effectively connect capital to major infrastructure projects is holding back progress, according to Mitesh Patel, the new head of Black & Veatch’s Management Consulting business in Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East.

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Black & Veatch Joins Value of Water Coalition

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (March 23, 2015) – Reflecting the critical need for broad-based investment in U.S. water infrastructure, Black & Veatch announced it has joined the Value of Water Coalition (VoW). The mission of the Coalition is to draw attention to the nation’s aging and underfunded water infrastructure. It aims to educate key stakeholders on the fundamental importance of water to the economic, environmental and community well-being of America.

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Black & Veatch Management Consulting Invests in Integrated Solutions

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch today announced that Ralph Eberts has been named Executive Managing Director for Integrated Solutions in the company’s management consulting business. He is based in San Francisco. Eberts and his team will drive Black & Veatch solutions that require expertise across energy, water and telecommunications services. 

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High-Efficiency Power Projects to Meet Growing Need for Energy in Texas

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch has been selected as owner’s engineer by Exelon Generation for the installation of two 1,000 megawatt combined cycle natural gas units in Texas. The units will meet growing electricity demand in Texas while reducing the amount of water used to produce power in the drought-prone state.

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Black & Veatch CTO earns honor for tech solutions

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

A Black & Veatch technology executive developing the use of building information modeling (BIM) to speed work and deliver quality control at construction sites has been named one of the “Top 20 Under 40” engineering and construction professionals in the Midwest by Engineering News-Record.

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Bui to lead Black & Veatch water industry consulting unit

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch today announced that Ann Bui has been named Managing Director for water services in the company's Management Consulting business. She is based in Los Angeles. Bui will guide sales, marketing and performance management.

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Black & Veatch appointed consultant for major Jeddah desalination project

Publish date:   |  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Black & Veatch has been chosen by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) as engineering and design consultant for the Jeddah 4 project. This major desalination scheme will augment dramatically water supply in Saudi Arabia’s second largest city. 

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Orth tapped to guide Black & Veatch Americas water business

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Black & Veatch today announced that Mike Orth has been named Executive Managing Director for the Americas in the company’s water business. He will be based in Kansas City. Orth will guide the company’s growth efforts in supply, storage, treatment, conveyance and asset management, delivering projects for clients through both traditional methods and alternative solutions such as design-build and public-private partnerships.

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Black & Veatch completes EPC role on Philippine power plant

Publish date:   |  Davao, Philippines

Black & Veatch has completed its prime EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) role at Therma South Units 1 & 2 near Davao City, Philippines. 

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Black & Veatch to Occupy Renovated Overland Park Trade Center Building

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch will relocate its Telecommunications and Special Projects professionals in Overland Park to the Overland Park Trade Center (OPTC) following building renovations. The move will consolidate some of the company’s operations into a single complex. The move also accommodates continued growth projected for the company.

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Black & Veatch and Keppel Shipyard team up with Golar LNG for the second time to convert floating liquefaction vessel

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KAN.

Black & Veatch has been called upon for the second time to combine its licensed PRICO® LNG technology and global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) capabilities with the services of Keppel Shipyard Limited (Keppel Shipyard). Together, they will  convert a Golar LNG carrier, the GIMI, into a Floating Liquefaction Vessel (FLNGV).

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Black & Veatch EPC Work Results in Increased Reliability for PGE Customers

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

A power plant designed to meet the real-time variations that occur in customers’ electricity usage began commercial operation on December 30. Port Westward Unit 2, a 220-megawatt facility near Clatskanie, Oregon, will provide peaking service as well as help integrate increasing levels of wind and solar power for Portland General Electric (PGE) customers. The addition of the plant is part of PGE’s balanced energy portfolio.

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Gila Bend Solar Power Plant Generates Output

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kan

Gila Bend Solar Power Plant, an Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) facility, is now in operation. Black & Veatch provided engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the plant. Construction was performed by Overland Contracting Inc. (OCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Black & Veatch. 

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Growing Market for Single-Point Solutions in Design-Build Arena

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Black & Veatch today announced that Blake Childress has rejoined the company as a Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Americas Design-Build group in the water business. He is based in Atlanta and will help guide further expansion by the company in a growing market.

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Black & Veatch provides Asset360 software for Smart City deployment at Port of San Diego

Publish date:   |  San Diego, California

Black & Veatch today announced that it is providing its Asset360 analytics software for the Port of San Diego Smart City Initiatives demonstration project. The project will use real-time information on the port’s energy use to save power and reduce costs. 

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Black & Veatch and Dynapower Form Strategic Alliance for Energy Storage Systems

Publish date:   |   Companies teaming to provide energy storage offering to serve growing market

Overland Park, Kansas (2 December 2014) -- Black & Veatch and Dynapower Company have signed an agreement to create a strategic alliance to address the growing need for grid-scale energy storage systems. Through the alliance the companies will work together to address both transmission- and distribution-level energy storage projects, both in North America and internationally. The partnership will develop and deploy storage solutions of all sizes and technologies. 

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Transformation Underway in U.S. Natural Gas Industry, Finds Black & Veatch report

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Overland Park, Kansas (28 Oct 2014) — Black & Veatch released its third annual Strategic Directions: U.S. Natural Gas Industry report today illustrating dramatic changes taking place throughout  the domestic natural gas industry. In contrast to the 2013 report, cautious optimism has been replaced by heightened activity. Highlighting the changing sentiment, nearly 90 percent of industry respondents expect electric power generation to undergo material gas consumption increases by 2020.

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Black & Veatch Services Help Increase Silicon Valley Water Supply

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kan.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD), the City of San Jose and Black & Veatch announced  the completion of the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center project (SVAWPC). The four-year project expands the existing South Bay Water Recycling system. It also increases the quality and quantity of recycled water treatment for the region.  Black & Veatch was the prime consultant for the project.  

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Black & Veatch Named EPC Contractor for High-Efficiency Combined Cycle Power Project

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch has been selected as prime contractor for the engineering, procurement, construction and startup of the Oregon Clean Energy Center (OCEC) in Oregon, Ohio. The natural gas combined cycle power plant is being developed by North America Project Development, LLC (NAPD) with equity financing from Energy Investors Funds and I Squared Capital.

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Black & Veatch to Share Its Global Power Expertise at Key Middle East Conference

Publish date:   |  Gulf Cooperation Council

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members are continuing fuel diversification efforts while ensuring reliable energy in the region, according to Black & Veatch ahead of this year’s POWER-GEN Middle East event in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12-14 October 2014.

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Black & Veatch, Emerging Fuels Technology Advancing Alternative/Renewable Transportation Fuels Industry Through Combination of Innovation and EPC Expertise

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KS and TULSA, OK

Black & Veatch and Emerging Fuels Technology, Inc. (EFT) are combining forces to improve the speed to market of alternative/renewable transportation fuel projects worldwide.  Under a broad Cooperation Agreement the companies will enable an easier, faster, cost effective and reliable path to implementation of gas to liquids (GTL) projects.  The agreement also covers projects that use a variety of other feedstocks. These include municipal solid waste (MSW), biomass and coal, often referred to as XTL. 

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Presidential Advisory Council Set to Enhance US-Africa Business and Trade Relations

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KAN.

With a focus on advancing President Obama’s Doing Business in Africa Campaign, 15 global business leaders from the finance, infrastructure, communications, energy, healthcare and aviation fields were selected by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to begin efforts to strengthen the commercial engagement between the United States and Africa.

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Black & Veatch to Provide Engineering Services for $1.3 Billion Fertilizer Plant Expansion

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Overland Park, Kansas (30 September 2014) -- Black & Veatch is providing engineering and procurement services to Koch Nitrogen Company, LLC for two ammonia plant expansions as well as utility and infrastructure improvements as part of a $1.3 billion expansion of its Enid, Oklahoma facility. The project will increase urea and ammonia production at the facility by more than one million tons a year. Upon completion, the facility will be one of the largest producers of fertilizer in North America. 

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Black & Veatch Dedicates Rodman Innovation Pavilion at World Headquarters

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Overland Park, Kansas (23 September 2014) – State and city officials today joined Black & Veatch professionals and former company CEO Len Rodman to dedicate the recently completed Rodman Innovation Pavilion. The Pavilion is the centerpiece of a $60 million renovation and expansion of Black & Veatch’s World Headquarters in Overland Park. 

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Black & Veatch Report: Some Retiring Power Plants May Not Need to be Replaced

Publish date:   |  WASHINGTON, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (12 August 2014) – Black & Veatch’s 8th annual Strategic Directions: U.S. Electric Industry report shows that many retiring nuclear and coal power plants may not need to be replaced on a megawatt-to-megawatt basis. New technologies and distributed generation (DG), coupled with soft energy demand growth, enable utilities to replace retiring plants with ones that produce less energy.

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FirstElement Fuel selects Black & Veatch as EPC contractor for first hydrogen fueling station network in U.S. history

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KS

FirstElement Fuel and Black & Veatch are working to rapidly bring hydrogen fueling stations to consumers in California who want a zero emissions option for their transportation needs. FirstElement Fuel selected Black & Veatch to engineer, procure and construct (EPC) 19 refueling stations across California.

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T-BAR Ranch Well Field Project Receives Public-Private Partnership Award

Publish date:   |  DENVER, COLORADO

The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships today recognized the T-Bar Well Field project with its 2014 Infrastructure Project Award. Developed in response to a multi-year drought, the EPC project has the capacity to deliver 20 million gallons of water daily to the city of Midland, Texas. Black & Veatch in conjunction with Garney Construction and Parkhill, Smith and Cooper was part of a public-to-public partnership led by Midland County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1, on behalf of the City of Midland.

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Black & Veatch to Expand Offerings in Smart Grid, Analytics

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Bob Welch has joined Black & Veatch as Vice President of the operational technologies and analytics practice for the company’s management consulting business. Welch will lead the group’s effort to expand services in smart grid and analytics for electric, natural gas and water utility clients.
 
“Our clients are asking us for more and more communications and automation services. The use of data management and analytics play a large role in addressing these needs,” said John Chevrette, President of Black & Veatch’s managing consulting business. “Bob adds deep knowledge and experience to a strong smart grid and analytics team that helps utilities with their use of real-time monitoring and diagnostics.”

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Keppel Shipyard and Black & Veatch team with Golar LNG to convert first-of-its-kind floating liquefaction vessel

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KAN.

Black & Veatch will combine its licensed PRICO® LNG technology and its global engineering, procurement and construction capabilities with the services of Keppel Shipyard Limited (Keppel Shipyard) to convert a Golar LNG carrier to a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Vessel (FLNGV).

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Black & Veatch selected as EPC contractor for air quality control project in Alaska

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kan.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (26 June 2014) – Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) selected Black & Veatch Construction, Inc., the union construction subsidiary of Black & Veatch, as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for its $90 million Healy power plant air quality control (AQC) upgrade project. The upgrade will enable GVEA to continue operation of Unit 1 and re-start the now dormant Unit 2.

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CleanTECH San Diego Welcomes Black & Veatch as Newest Member Company

Publish date:   |  SAN DIEGO, CA

Nonprofit industry trade organization CleanTECH San Diego and Black & Veatch today announced the addition of the global engineering and construction company to CleanTECH San Diego’s roster of 100+ member companies spanning the private, public and academic sectors.

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Black & Veatch to Deliver High-Efficiency Combined Cycle Power Project

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Black & Veatch has been selected to provide engineering services for the installation of a $400 million combined cycle gas power unit for the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) in Oklahoma. The Mitsubishi Heavy Industry J-series combustion turbine will be the first installed in the Western Hemisphere. This advanced technology has the potential to make the plant the most efficient combined cycle generator in the United States.

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Black & Veatch report: Customer engagement critical for water utility success

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kan.

Black & Veatch’s third annual Strategic Directions: U.S. Water report is now available. The report compiles data and insight from water utility leaders across the United States. Among the key issues identified in the report are ongoing concerns with aging infrastructure, challenging financial conditions and the need for customer education.

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Black & Veatch selects Museum at Prairiefire to be its Global STEM Partner

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, Kansas

Overland Park, Kansas (8 June 2014) – The newly opened Museum at Prairiefire has been selected by Black & Veatch’s Building a World of Difference Foundation as its Global STEM Partner (science, technology, engineering and math). The Foundation has pledged $750,000 to the Museum in Overland Park in support of the Museum’s STEM-related educational activities.

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Black & Veatch to help upgrade Singapore's largest water treatment plant

Publish date:   |  Singapore

Singapore’s largest water treatment plant is set for a major upgrading in the coming months.

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Black & Veatch Charity Golf Tournament Raises $350,000 in Support of Children's Mercy

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kan.

Fielding players and supporters from across a diverse mix of geographies and companies, the 2014 Black & Veatch Charity Golf Tournament today raised  $350,000 in support of Children’s Mercy. Proceeds donated to Children’s Mercy from the annual event have now surpassed $2.85 million since its inception 18 years ago. 

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Black & Veatch Shares Industry Insights at Arabian World Construction Summit Event in May

Publish date:   |  DUBAI, MIDDLE EAST

According to MEED, a total of 200 megaprojects with an aggregate value of $1.5 trillion are scheduled to be delivered in the next 20 years in key Middle East economies.  Black & Veatch is to discuss the unique and unprecedented challenges this will bring to the region’s project delivery community during the Arabian World Construction Summit (AWCS) in Dubai.

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Black & Veatch Experts Bring Solutions to India's Power Sector at Premier Industry Event in May

Publish date:   |  KANSAS CITY, MO.

As many as 400 million people living in rural India do not have access to electricity. Continued development of India’s power sector is crucial to create economic growth and future prosperity. Black & Veatch experts will provide solutions for developing reliable electricity during Power-Gen India and Central Asia in New Delhi.

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Echo Park Lake Restoration Receives AAEES Grand Prize for Environmental Sustainability

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, KAN.

Black & Veatch project improves water quality and protects wildlife habitat 

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Leading Black & Veatch technology helps China's push for smog free air

Publish date:   |  BEIJING, PR China

Langzhong Shuangrui (Meifeng) has selected the Black & Veatch-Chemtex team to design and build a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Langzhong, China.  The facility will produce 35 MMscfd (Million standard cubic feet per day) of LNG and is based on Black & Veatch’s patented PRICO® technology.

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Engineering News-Record ranks Black & Veatch Number One in Telecom

Publish date:   |  Overland Park, KS

Black & Veatch recorded the top ranking worldwide in telecommunications for U.S.-based engineering companies, according to the just-released Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms report. This is the fifth consecutive year that Black & Veatch has achieved the number one ranking in telecommunications.

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Global push for fuel diversity supported by Black & Veatch patented LNG technology

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kan.

Black & Veatch continues to expand its presence within the global natural gas market and has now delivered 30 liquefied natural gas (LNG) production plants worldwide. Twenty-five plants feature Black & Veatch’s patented PRICO® technology.

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Black & Veatch to Share Its Technology and Execution Expertise at Prominent Africa Power Conference

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Black & Veatch experts will highlight challenges and propose solutions to help address Africa’s present and future energy needs during Power-Gen Africa, located in Cape Town from March 17-19.

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Black & Veatch Achieves Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialization for Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kan.

Black & Veatch,  a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved OPN Specialized status  for Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing.

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Black & Veatch launches new report focusing on Utility Automation, Integration and Data Analytics

Publish date:   |  OVERLAND PARK, Kan.

Black & Veatch today announced the availability of the new Strategic Directions: Utility Automation & Integration report. The inaugural report highlights many of the common issues that utilities of all types face with regard to adding greater levels of intelligence to their network operations.

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Black & Veatch installing new air quality control technology on St. Louis sewage sludge incinerators

Publish date:   |  ST. LOUIS

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) has selected Black & Veatch to lead its $35 million incinerator air emissions upgrade program. The program is necessary in order to meet new federal air emission limits for existing and new sewage sludge incinerators.

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