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News Article | May 18, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Derek Glanvill, a senior advisor for Oaktree Capital Management’s GFI Energy Group and former president and chief operating officer of McCarthy Building Companies Inc., has been selected to join the Black & Veatch Board of Directors. Glanvill brings deep knowledge in construction industry strategy and contracting approaches, risk mitigation, safety and organizational development as well as a track record of growing a business well above the annualized market rate. “Derek’s experience in managing large-scale engineering and construction projects, evolving workforce needs and overall strategy and corporate governance will provide valuable insights as we seek to deliver greater value to our clients and employee shareholders,” said Steve Edwards, Chairman and CEO of Black & Veatch. “His contributions to the board will help us expand our traditional service offerings and bring our unique capabilities to core and adjacent markets around the world.” Glanvill spent more than 30 years in the engineering and construction sector before serving as an advisor to Oaktree Capital Management, a large, leading global investment management firm.  At employee-owned McCarthy, based in St. Louis, Missouri, he served in a senior executive role for more than 20 years and 10 years as President and chief operating officer. He was recognized for his efforts in steering the company through the challenging economic conditions resulting from the financial crisis, implementing significant talent initiatives, and driving new revenue growth through diversification into additional markets. Previously, Glanvill served as senior vice-president of construction and design-build for Sverdrup Corp. (now Jacobs) and began his career with a global company rising to president of the USA subsidiary, Hill Constructors. “The rise of EPC, design-build and construction-led delivery approaches is driving a transformation of the energy and infrastructure markets around the world. Technology is also playing a key role in changing the way solutions are developed and implemented,” said Glanvill. “I look forward to working with the Board and the company’s professionals to build on its traditions and successfully navigate this exciting period in the history of our industry.” About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2016 were US$3.2 billion. Follow us at www.bv.com and on social media.


News Article | May 18, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Derek Glanvill, a senior advisor for Oaktree Capital Management’s GFI Energy Group and former president and chief operating officer of McCarthy Building Companies Inc., has been selected to join the Black & Veatch Board of Directors. Glanvill brings deep knowledge in construction industry strategy and contracting approaches, risk mitigation, safety and organizational development as well as a track record of growing a business well above the annualized market rate. “Derek’s experience in managing large-scale engineering and construction projects, evolving workforce needs and overall strategy and corporate governance will provide valuable insights as we seek to deliver greater value to our clients and employee shareholders,” said Steve Edwards, Chairman and CEO of Black & Veatch. “His contributions to the board will help us expand our traditional service offerings and bring our unique capabilities to core and adjacent markets around the world.” Glanvill spent more than 30 years in the engineering and construction sector before serving as an advisor to Oaktree Capital Management, a large, leading global investment management firm.  At employee-owned McCarthy, based in St. Louis, Missouri, he served in a senior executive role for more than 20 years and 10 years as President and chief operating officer. He was recognized for his efforts in steering the company through the challenging economic conditions resulting from the financial crisis, implementing significant talent initiatives, and driving new revenue growth through diversification into additional markets. Previously, Glanvill served as senior vice-president of construction and design-build for Sverdrup Corp. (now Jacobs) and began his career with a global company rising to president of the USA subsidiary, Hill Constructors. “The rise of EPC, design-build and construction-led delivery approaches is driving a transformation of the energy and infrastructure markets around the world. Technology is also playing a key role in changing the way solutions are developed and implemented,” said Glanvill. “I look forward to working with the Board and the company’s professionals to build on its traditions and successfully navigate this exciting period in the history of our industry.” About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2016 were US$3.2 billion. Follow us at www.bv.com and on social media.


News Article | May 18, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

DENVER, May 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black & Veatch has been selected to provide program management services to Denver Water on the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project. The project is a major component of the utility’s comprehensive strategy to deliver safe, reliable water service and provide resilience to its system in the face of future threats including floods, wildfires and the potential impacts of climate change. The expansion will more than double current reservoir capacity and improve water supply dependability for the 1.4 million people Denver Water serves in the metro area. As Owner’s Representative, Black & Veatch will assist Denver Water with project controls – including schedule, cost and document control, and eventually construction management – starting in May 2017 and extending through the first filling of the reservoir, expected in April 2026. Once permits are secured, dam construction is expected to occur in three phases over a total of four to five years. “Black & Veatch is supporting Denver Water’s vision of not only ensuring system resilience, but of providing clean, affordable and reliable water to customers for generations to come,” said Greg Zamensky, project manager for Black & Veatch. “The Gross Reservoir Expansion Project builds on our deep experience in supporting utilities as they execute significant, long-term projects." The project will raise the height of the existing 340-foot-dam by 131 feet, increasing reservoir capacity from 42,000 acre feet of water to 119,000 acre feet of water. The project will also increase the total output of Gross Dam’s hydroelectric power plant from 7.6 megawatts to 8.1 megawatts. “Back in the 1950s, the existing Gross Dam was designed and built to accommodate subsequent raises like the one we’re planning today,” said Jeff Martin, program manager for the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project. “Just like the current dam is a strong foundation for our future work, Black & Veatch’s resources and expertise will build on our existing project management team and will contribute significantly to delivering a successful project for Denver Water’s customers.” About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2016 were US$3.2 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media.


News Article | May 18, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Derek Glanvill, a senior advisor for Oaktree Capital Management’s GFI Energy Group and former president and chief operating officer of McCarthy Building Companies Inc., has been selected to join the Black & Veatch Board of Directors. Glanvill brings deep knowledge in construction industry strategy and contracting approaches, risk mitigation, safety and organizational development as well as a track record of growing a business well above the annualized market rate. “Derek’s experience in managing large-scale engineering and construction projects, evolving workforce needs and overall strategy and corporate governance will provide valuable insights as we seek to deliver greater value to our clients and employee shareholders,” said Steve Edwards, Chairman and CEO of Black & Veatch. “His contributions to the board will help us expand our traditional service offerings and bring our unique capabilities to core and adjacent markets around the world.” Glanvill spent more than 30 years in the engineering and construction sector before serving as an advisor to Oaktree Capital Management, a large, leading global investment management firm.  At employee-owned McCarthy, based in St. Louis, Missouri, he served in a senior executive role for more than 20 years and 10 years as President and chief operating officer. He was recognized for his efforts in steering the company through the challenging economic conditions resulting from the financial crisis, implementing significant talent initiatives, and driving new revenue growth through diversification into additional markets. Previously, Glanvill served as senior vice-president of construction and design-build for Sverdrup Corp. (now Jacobs) and began his career with a global company rising to president of the USA subsidiary, Hill Constructors. “The rise of EPC, design-build and construction-led delivery approaches is driving a transformation of the energy and infrastructure markets around the world. Technology is also playing a key role in changing the way solutions are developed and implemented,” said Glanvill. “I look forward to working with the Board and the company’s professionals to build on its traditions and successfully navigate this exciting period in the history of our industry.” About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2016 were US$3.2 billion. Follow us at www.bv.com and on social media.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: EPSRC | Program: | Phase: Research Grant | Award Amount: 4.73M | Year: 2011

National infrastructure (NI) systems (energy, transport, water, waste and ICT) in the UK and in advanced economies globally face serious challenges. The 2009 Council for Science and Technology (CST) report on NI in the UK identified significant vulnerabilities, capacity limitations and a number of NI components nearing the end of their useful life. It also highlighted serious fragmentation in the arrangements for infrastructure provision in the UK. There is an urgent need to reduce carbon emissions from infrastructure, to respond to future demographic, social and lifestyle changes and to build resilience to intensifying impacts of climate change. If this process of transforming NI is to take place efficiently, whilst also minimising the associated risks, it will need to be underpinned by a long-term, cross-sectoral approach to understanding NI performance under a range of possible futures. The systems of systems analysis that must form the basis for such a strategic approach does not yet exist - this inter-disciplinary research programme will provide it.The aim of the UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium is to develop and demonstrate a new generation of system simulation models and tools to inform analysis, planning and design of NI. The research will deal with energy, transport, water, waste and ICT systems at a national scale, developing new methods for analysing their performance, risks and interdependencies. It will provide a virtual environment in which we will test strategies for long term investment in NI and understand how alternative strategies perform with respect to policy constraints such as reliability and security of supply, cost, carbon emissions, and adaptability to demographic and climate change.The research programme is structured around four major challenges:1. How can infrastructure capacity and demand be balanced in an uncertain future? We will develop methods for modelling capacity, demand and interdependence in NI systems in a compatible way under a wide range of technological, socio-economic and climate futures. We will thereby provide the tools needed to identify robust strategies for sustainably balancing capacity and demand.2. What are the risks of infrastructure failure and how can we adapt NI to make it more resilient?We will analyse the risks of interdependent infrastructure failure by establishing network models of NI and analysing the consequences of failure for people and the economy. Information on key vulnerabilities and risks will be used to identify ways of adapting infrastructure systems to reduce risks in future.3. How do infrastructure systems evolve and interact with society and the economy? Starting with idealised simulations and working up to the national scale, we will develop new models of how infrastructure, society and the economy evolve in the long term. We will use the simulation models to demonstrate alternative long term futures for infrastructure provision and how they might be reached.4. What should the UKs strategy be for integrated provision of NI in the long term? Working with a remarkable group of project partners in government and industry, we will use our new methods to develop and test alternative strategies for Britains NI, building an evidence-based case for a transition to sustainability. We will analyse the governance arrangements necessary to ensure that this transition is realisable in practice.A Programme Grant provides the opportunity to work flexibly with key partners in government and industry to address research challenges of national importance in a sustained way over five years. Our ambition is that through development of a new generation of tools, in concert with our government and industry partners, we will enable a revolution in the strategic analysis of NI provision in the UK, whilst at the same time becoming an international landmark programme recognised for novelty, research excellence and impact.


Patent
Black and Veatch Corporation | Date: 2012-02-22

An NGL recovery facility for separating ethane and heavier (C_(2)+) components from a hydrocarbon-containing feed gas stream that utilizes a single, closed-loop mixed refrigerant cycle. The vapor and liquid portions of the feed gas stream are isenthalpically flashed and the resulting expanded streams are introduced into the NGL recovery column. Optionally, a second vapor stream can be flashed and then introduced into the recovery column at the same or lower separation stage than the flashed liquid stream. As a result, the NGL recovery facility can optimize C_(2)+ recovery with compression costs.


Patent
Black and Veatch Corporation | Date: 2014-02-17

Processes and systems are provided for recovering a liquid natural gas (LNG) stream from a hydrocarbon-containing feed gas stream using a single closed-loop mixed refrigerant cycle. In particular, the processes and systems described herein can be used to separate methane from carbon monoxide and hydrogen, which are common components in synthesis gas and other hydrocarbon-containing gases.


Patent
Black and Veatch Corporation | Date: 2014-03-17

Processes and systems for producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) with a single mixed refrigerant, closed-loop refrigeration cycle are provided. Liquefied natural gas facilities configured according to embodiments of the present invention include refrigeration cycles optimized to provide increased efficiency and enhanced operability, with minimal additional equipment or expense.


Patent
Black and Veatch Corporation | Date: 2013-04-17

A process for removing sulfur from a gas stream is provided in which a plurality of reactor units, each comprising a condenser and reactor, are selectively operable under Claus reaction and cold bed adsorption conditions. The arrangement of reactor units within the plant is periodically changed following a front-middle-back sequencing scheme. This ensures that the final reactor unit in the series utilizes fully cooled catalyst which is most efficient for operation under cold bed adsorption conditions. In addition, the condenser of the final reactor unit in the series operates at or below the freezing point of sulfur thereby permitting even greater sulfur recovery.


Patent
Black and Veatch Corporation | Date: 2014-06-30

Processes and systems are provided for removing nitrogen from a hydrocarbon-containing gas to thereby recover a liquid natural gas (LNG) stream. In particular, the processes and systems described herein can be used to efficiently separate methane from nitrogen, which is an undesirable byproduct found in many hydrocarbon-containing gases used to produce LNG. The processes and systems described herein can utilize various refrigerant systems to separate and produce the LNG.

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