Global infrastructure leader is among a consortium of local companies to implement new Ignition Lab
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ – 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.
Few people think about the journey their data takes to and from their devices. But the potential pathways for data—i.e., available broadband infrastructure—play a large role in deciding who has access to internet connectivity and who doesn’t. In some cases, communities lack the ability to connect to the internet at all. Others lack high-speed internet, while some are limited by affordability or service monopolies.
New biological nutrient removal facilities in Sacramento handled epic rainfall, driving enhanced resilience in wastewater, wet-weather treatment
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. , December 6, 2021 / 3BL Media/– 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.
The transportation sector is now the main culprit contributing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the U.S. In the age of decarbonization targets and net-zero goals, this trend necessitates a change. Given that more than half the transportation sector’s emissions come from road vehicles, this change may very well come in the form of electric fleets.
Global consulting, engineering and construction leader transforms to address rapidly evolving client needs for more agile, innovative solutions
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 18, 2021 – 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.
November 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ - 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.
Black & Veatch is an employee-owned global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with deep experience and a long track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure.
While aging infrastructure remains a concern, focus on cybersecurity and grid modernization reflects rising challenges for service providers
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ – 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.
Award recognizes retired U.S. Army major general and president of Black & Veatch’s federal business for lifetime achievements in civil engineering
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ – 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.
Climate-induced pressures drive focus toward safeguarding assets and operations against extreme weather events.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ –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.
AES Clean Energy taps global water and power infrastructure leader to oversee development of pumped storage project that will offset millions of gallons of fossil fuels annually
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - 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.