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Maersk Supply Service and Ørsted to Test Offshore Charging Buoy to Reduce Vessel Emissions

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Developed by Maersk Supply Service, the proto-type buoy acts as a safe mooring point and charging station for vessels, potentially displacing a significant amount of marine fuel with green electricity, and will be tested at an Ørsted offshore wind farm in 2021.

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Developed by Maersk Supply Service, the proto-type buoy acts as a safe mooring point and charging station for vessels, potentially displacing a significant amount of marine fuel with green electricity, and will be tested at an Ørsted offshore wind farm in 2021.

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

Facility to provide renewable energy to fast-growing zone near Houston
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – 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. 

PT Freeport Indonesia Reduces the Use of Plastic Water Bottles to Almost Zero

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At Freeport-McMoRan’s operation in Papua, Indonesia, plastic water bottle use went from almost 5 million bottles a year to zero thanks to the implementation of drinking water stations and a successful awareness campaign.

PT Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI) installed water tanks, dispensing stations and even stations for employees to wash the reusable bottles they were issued. Potable water systems were made available throughout operations and communities.

BPC - a Black & Veatch and PCL Construction Joint Venture - To Help Alberta Transition to a Lower-carbon Energy Future

Joint venture selected as EPC provider for construction of 900-MW gas-fired Cascade Power Plant in support of province’s decarbonization goals
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. September 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – BPC, a joint venture between Black & Veatch 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.

New IOC Guide to Make Sustainability “Business as Usual” for the Olympic Movement

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The guidelines – called “Sustainability Management in Sports” – will help National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs) integrate sustainability into their operations and events.

A Better Solution: An Inside Look at the Audacious Plan to Build the World's Largest Mirrored Building

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The Guardian Glass team remembers driving through the Al Ula valley, a natural wonder dotted by an aquifer-fed oasis, ancient homes built inside limestone outcroppings with elegant carved facades. They were on their way to see something new: the Maraya Concert Hall.

Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) North America Announces Google Achieves AWS Certification

The first major tech company to pursue the industry-leading water standard for its campuses
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MILWAUKEE, August 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) is excited to announce that we have certified Google’s Mountain View and Los Angeles, California, and Dublin, Ireland campuses under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) International Standard.

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Earning AWS certification for Mountain View, Calif., Los Angeles, Calif., and Dublin, Ireland campuses demonstrates Google’s commitment to understanding and addressing water stewardship challenges and opportunities in its business operations.

'Community Restoration Cleanup Series' Launched, Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful Boat & Truck Outfitted through $6,000 Keep America Beautiful Grant

Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful launches ‘Community Restoration River Cleanup Series’ held within the Tennessee River watershed to mitigate litter following flooding.
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This week, Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful (KTNRB) will launch the ‘Community Restoration River Cleanup Series’ held within the Tennessee River watershed to mitigate litter following this past spring’s flooding.

US Utilities to Intensify Digital Water Programmes - Here's Why

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Black & Veatch has released the results of a new report exploring the adoption of digital technologies by US water utilities.

The study was conducted amongst 300 water sector leaders and has revealed that industry stakeholders are planning to accelerate innovation in strategy, operations and capital planning.

Utilities are planning to harness digital assets and data analytics to optimise the operations of their water networks, improve network resilience against wildfires, floods and droughts and to enhance customer services.

Black & Veatch Collaborates With Hexagon on Intelligent Tools

Global engineering leader embraces the Intergraph Smart® suite of design tools to facilitate integrated engineering design for its oil and gas business
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. and HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – 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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