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Tetra Tech Receives Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award

Recognizing our innovative use of GIS technology in support of the Hurricane Irma emergency response
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Esri, a global market leader in GIS software, recognized Tetra Tech with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the 2019 Esri User Conference held on July 10th in San Diego, California. Tetra Tech received this honor for its vision, leadership, and innovative use of Esri’s GIS technology in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) response to the Hurricane Irma disaster. Jack Dangermond, president and founder of Esri, personally selected recipients and presided over the ceremony.

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.

Carnival Corporation's Costa Cruises Holds Steel-Cutting Ceremony for Costa Toscana, Its Second LNG-Fueled Ship

Construction of Costa Toscana has begun at the Meyer Turku shipyard, where sister ship Costa Smeralda is nearing completion
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Construction of Costa Toscana has begun at the Meyer Turku shipyard, where sister ship Costa Smeralda is nearing completion

Costa Cruises' two new flagships are among 10 next-generation "green" vessels on order for Carnival Corporation that will be powered in port and at sea by liquefied natural gas, the world's cleanest burning fossil fuel

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Construction of Costa Toscana has begun at the Meyer Turku shipyard, where sister ship Costa Smeralda is nearing completion

Costa Cruises' two new flagships are among 10 next-generation "green" vessels on order for Carnival Corporation that will be powered in port and at sea by liquefied natural gas, the world's cleanest burning fossil fuel

20 Things to Know About CTV at 20 Years Old

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Since its inception in 1999, Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) has pushed energy’s frontiers through the continuous pursuit of new business models and externally developed technologies that enhance the way Chevron produces and delivers affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy. Fostering innovation both within Chevron and across the energy landscape, CTV champions the integration of solutions that address not only today’s business needs, but also those of tomorrow.

The Energy-Efficient Production Line

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One of the pillars of the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program focuses on the reduction of energy consumption. The IVECO plant in Valladolid, Spain, which recently achieved Gold status in WCM, demonstrates the extensive range of energy-saving initiatives across CNH Industrial’s facilities that support its sustainability goals in manufacturing.

Automotive Application Corner: On-Board Charging (OBC) for Electric Vehicles

by John Grabowski
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Battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) have high-voltage battery systems used for propelling the vehicle. These battery systems require a means of charging them when not in operation. The most common systems use 300V-400V batteries, although some manufacturers are beginning to specify 800V battery systems as a means of improving vehicle efficiency. Regardless of the battery voltage or type, they need a method for daily charging.

Black & Veatch: Insightful Charging Infrastructure Planning Critical to Enabling Cost-Effective Electric Fleets

New eBook outlines eight steps to help managers select technologies, plan for power delivery and construct charging facilities
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 25 2019 /3BL Media/ – 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.

Let’s Embrace Distributed Infrastructure to Decrease Power Outages

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By Wes Denton, Managing Director, Data Centers

Data Center operators and businesses need predictability in their power supplies. Their infrastructure has to operate regardless of grid stability, weather conditions and other factors that threaten their systems.

Network problems, IT system failures and hosting disruptions are significant reasons for data center outages. The biggest culprit, though, remains interrupted power supply, according to research from the Uptime Institute.

Using Virtual Reality to Design Better, Safer Products

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Lockheed Martin is home to one of the largest virtual reality (VR) laboratories of its kind in the world – the Collaborative Human Immersive Laboratory (CHIL) in Denver – where Lockheed Martin product-design and manufacturing teams test and validate products and manufacturing processes virtually before ever physically building a thing. 

Their goal? Reduce operator fatigue and discomfort, while maximizing safety and productivity. 

Tetra Tech Hosts the SAE International Committee on Aviation Noise and Emissions

Mitigating noise and emissions from new aircraft technologies
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Tetra Tech hosted the biannual meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International A-21 Committee on Aircraft Noise Measurement and Aircraft Noise/Aviation Emission Modeling on June 12 and 13, 2019, in Arlington, Virginia. The committee includes leading international experts in the modeling and measurement of aircraft noise and air emissions and supports the International Civil Aviation Organization Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (ICAO CAEP).

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