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Parsons Brinckerhoff is a multinational engineering and design firm with approximately 14,000 employees. The firm operates in the fields of strategic consulting, planning, engineering, construction management, and infrastructure/community planning. In 2013, the company was named the tenth largest U.S.-based engineering/design firm by Engineering News Record. On October 31, 2014 Parsons Brinckerhoff became a wholly owned independent subsidiary of WSP Global a Canadian based professional services firm, together WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff are one the largest professional services firms in the world with approximately 31,500 employees in 500 offices serving 39 countries. Wikipedia.


Ma J.,Parsons Brinckerhoff
Energy Policy | Year: 2011

With the introduction of market-oriented measures in China's power sector in the mid-1980s, electricity sale prices to the grid companies-on-grid electricity tariffs-became the focus of the energy industry, thus affecting all related stakeholders, including fuel suppliers, power generators and end-use consumers. A number of changes have gradually been undertaken in terms of electricity tariff settings and their implementation to address specific requirements of the expansion of the power industry at each stage of its development. On-grid electricity tariffs had been used as a key lever to attract investment in power generation at an early stage of reform and then to encourage competition in the power industry. In response to the rising concerns about environmental protection and the promotion of clean energy utilisation, tariffs have progressively been developed for renewable electricity generation, which has contributed to massive expansion of the renewable power industry in China. This paper reviews key milestones of the development of on-grid electricity tariffs in China, examines the tariff-setting mechanisms of coal-fired power plants and renewable power generation, analyses the factors associated with the adjustments of the tariff levels and discusses the options for further reform and more effective electricity pricing. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. Source


A method for treating LNAPL source zones using a cost effective LNAPL source zone technology to degrade residual LNAPL, by introducing bioremediation amendments comprising nutritional supplements in quantities, locations, and depths required to stimulate and sustain the anaerobic biodegradation of an LNAPL source zone; monitoring the LNAPL source zone for adverse conditions that decrease anaerobic LNAPL biodegradation; eliminating any identified adverse conditions to sustain LNAPL biodegradation; and maintaining the water with nutritional supplements in quantities, locations, and depths required to stimulate and sustain the anaerobic biodegradation of LNAPL.


Patent
Parsons Brinckerhoff | Date: 2014-06-19

Herein disclosed is an expansion device comprising at least one expanding segment; an actuator; and a connector linking the at least one expanding segment to the actuator such that when the actuator is activated, the expanding segment expands or retracts. The actuator is propelled by hydraulic, pneumatic, or electric power. Also disclosed herein is a method expanding a portion of a tubular comprising providing an expansion device comprising at least one expanding segment, an actuator, and a connector linking the at least one expanding segment to the actuator such that when the actuator is activated, the expanding segment expands or retracts; and placing the at least one expanding segment inside the tubular.


Patent
Parsons Brinckerhoff | Date: 2015-05-08

Herein disclosed is an apparatus comprising an expandable tubular; and at least one section of the expandable tubular having a larger outer diameter than the remainder of the expandable tubular, forming at least one complete centralizing ring or at least one partial centralizing ring. In an embodiment, at least one complete centralizing ring or at least one partial centralizing ring is configured to centralize the expandable tubular when the tubular is in use; and wherein at least one complete centralizing ring or at least one partial centralizing ring has the same diameter as the expandable tubular after the tubular is radially expanded. Also disclosed herein are method of using and method of making the apparatus.


Patent
Parsons Brinckerhoff | Date: 2015-04-15

Herein disclosed is an insulated wire comprising an insulating dielectric sleeve made with ultraviolet (UV) light cured material. The dielectric sleeve may be a first coat, an intermediate coat, or a last coat for the wire. The dielectric sleeve has a dielectric range of no less than 1000 volts per mil. Also disclosed is a method of making an insulated wire comprising applying a coating material to the wire and curing the wire under UV light to form an insulating dielectric sleeve. This method may be added to an existing insulated wire production process. A system for forming such UV cured insulating coating is also disclosed.

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