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When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability?

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By Andrew Chastain-Howley, Director of Water Solutions, Atonix Digital

Few appreciate the cost of water like commercial facilities and industrial manufacturers. Many of them are selling a product that requires water as part of the larger infrastructure setup that ultimately results in consumer goods. Take for instance food and beverage makers, for whom water is the good. Or paper and pulp companies, whose dry products rely almost exclusively on water.

Sustainability Group Awards Two Wind Energy Projects in Iowa With Highest Ratings

Alliant Energy projects, with Black & Veatch as Owner’s Engineer, recognized for environmental and community impacts by Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Of the many wind energy projects in the United States, only three are verified as sustainable by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. Recently, two of them -- developed by power generation and distribution provider Alliant Energy with support from Black & Veatch as owner’s engineer – were the first wind projects ever to achieve the Envision Platinum rating, the highest rating from the Institute.

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

Strategic Directions Report reinforces the need for the industry to evolve
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – 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.

Appointment of New Business Development Lead Signals Continued Growth of Black & Veatch’s Renewable Energy Business in Europe

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REDHILL, United Kingdom, August 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – 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.

Gas Processing Innovations Spur Increased Deployments, Including Role in Power Generation Mix

Black & Veatch’s new floating solutions leader identifies floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) technologies as viable route to gas industry growth
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SINGAPORE, August 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – 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.

At the same time, the continued need for a balanced power generation portfolio as well as the need to address energy security and environmental concerns are driving rapid growth in the gas industry.

Black & Veatch Appoints Dynamic Industry Veterans to Power Business Leadership Team

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ – 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.  

Food and Beverage Leaders Turn to Renewable Energy, Circular Solutions for Cost-Savings

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By Zack Olson, Founder, NextGen Agriculture; and Chris Vigil, Project Manager, NextGen Agriculture

From food safety and regulatory compliance to packaging and supply chain logistics, the food and beverage industry is constantly hunting for solutions that balance profitability and sustainability. With market share increasingly on the line – particularly for large consumer goods companies – food and beverage companies are being squeezed to analyze every cost.

Black & Veatch Positions for Impact on Michigan’s Water Utilities

Bill Popp will work to assist water and wastewater utilities across southeast Michigan
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a global leader in water infrastructure development, is working to help further the mission of water utilities in Michigan by naming Bill Popp as Senior Project Manager in the company’s Water business.

Kansas City’s Chamber of Commerce Honors Black & Veatch’s Diversity, Inclusion Emphasis

‘Champion for Diversity Award’ cites company’s ‘durable commitment’ to multicultural workforce
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – 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.

Energy Planning Offers Efficiency, Cost Savings, Resilience Down the Road

Water utilities are expected to become more aggressive in their approach to managing energy
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It is no surprise that after labor costs, energy is the next highest operational cost for water and wastewater utilities. Water is an extremely heavy resource, requiring enormous amounts of energy to move and treat it. As energy costs continue to rise and more states adopt regulatory incentives and disincentives that drive large-scale sustainability and efficiency efforts, it is expected that utilities will become more aggressive in their approach to managing energy. 

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