Black & Veatch wins business award for water talks
Black & Veatch has earned a Business Achievement Award in the category of Industry Leadership from the Environmental Business Journal for its series of round table discussions called ‘Overcoming barriers to water reuse as part of an integrated water portfolio’.
Black & Veatch organised and hosted the discussions during six industry conferences from October 2009 to June 2010. The discussions brought together around 75 water industry leaders from 13 countries in various regions to discuss common themes and specific regional differences in reuse practices.
As a result of the discussions, the delegates made several recommendations covering ways to help the water industry overcome identified barriers, which have been put together in a white paper, released in September 2010, by Dan McCarthy, president and chief executive officer of Black & Veatch’s global water business.
A second series of talks, focused on economic pressures facing the water industry, is currently underway. Round table discussions centered on this issue have already been held at two industry conferences and an additional four sessions are scheduled for 2011.
Black & Veatch wins Singapore water reclamation contract
Black & Veatch is to provide engineering design services for the expansion of PUB’s Changi water reclamation plant in Singapore.
The expansion involves retrofitting an additional treatment process to the existing treatment facility. Black & Veatch will provide engineering consultancy for the addition of a membrane filtration treatment process within the Changi water reclamation plant and supervise its installation. The addition enables PUB to increase the plant’s capacity by up to 60 000 cubic metres per day of reclaimed water.