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Black & Veatch engaged on Scottish Water hydro programme
17 October, 2013
Black & Veatch has announced it is supporting Scottish Water’s ambitious hydropower generation programme designed to boost Scotland’s renewable energy generation capacity.
Reaching new heights at San Vicente
09 September, 2013
As the San Vicente Dam Raise Project nears completion, Glenn S. Tarbox, Gerard E. Reed III and J. Wade Griffis provides details on the largest raise of a concrete dam in the US, and the highest raise using RCC in the world
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Powering up Scottish Water
22 June, 2012
A Scottish water company is utilising the flow in its supply pipes to offer dual benefits of an improved service for customers and reduced operating costs for itself.
Black & Veatch to design replacement powerhouse for Wisconsin hydro plant
03 May, 2012
Black & Veatch has announced it is designing a new hydroelectric powerhouse to replace a nearly 100 year-old facility in Wisconsin, US, for We Energies.
Black & Veatch to manage Anderson dam retrofit
03 April, 2012
Black & Veath has been selected by the Santa Clara Valley Water District to lead an urgent seismic retrofit program for Anderson Dam in California, US. The $150M program will enable the water district to once again use the dam for maximum water supply storage when completed in 2018.
Positive energy acceleration
13 February, 2012
To help direct future investments into tidal energy extraction projects, greater understanding is required of how such schemes interact with one another. The Energy Technologies Institute in the UK is carrying out research into the subject to help stimulate positive energy acceleration
UK’s tidal energy resources to be modelled by the ETI
18 October, 2011
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is to model the UK’s tidal energy resources in a project that will improve understanding of the possible interactions between tidal energy extraction systems as they are deployed between now and 2050.
Low Watana in spotlight
15 April, 2011
The Low Watana option is favoured for Alaska’s Railbelt hydro development but the Chakachamna alternative has not been shelved. Report by Patrick Reynolds
The day Wadi Dayqah roared
26 January, 2011
In a country where waterfalls are almost unknown, the discharging spillway of the Wadi Dayqah dams in Oman was a dramatic spectacle. Saleh Hamood Al Harthy, M J Hieatt, J K Hall and M Wheeler describe how the dams have been tailored and tested by two major cyclones
Request for Proposals issued for Lower Churchill Project
12 July, 2010
Nalcor Energy has issued three companies with a Request for Proposals (RFP) for detailed engineering design, procurement and construction management work on the Lower Churchill hydroelectric project in Newfoundland and Labrador.
On the up – the San Vicente Dam raise project
15 June, 2010
Construction is underway at the tallest dam raise in the US which will help drought-stricken San Diego County respond to emergency water needs once complete
Some new perspectives on climate change: report of a national meeting
15 February, 2010
A joint meeting of the Royal Meteorological Society and British Hydrological Society took place on Saturday 13th February 2010 at the Blackett Lecture Theatre in London, organised by James Dent. Frank Farquharson introduced the meeting saying that it was important for members of both societies to come together and discuss climate change. He pointed out the great variability of temperature, rainfall and riverflow and wondered how the effects of man’s activities could be discerned from past, present, and future observations: it was a challenge for everyone.
Ernie Wright joins Black & Veatch’s energy business, Eamonn Kelly appointed Managing Director of water business in Asia Pacific
08 February, 2010
Ernie Wright has joined Black & Veatch as a Senior Vice President in the company’s global energy business. Wright will be responsible for overseeing large-scale, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects across the Americas, as well as growing the number of these types of projects for Black & Veatch in the region.
Construction work begins on San Vicente dam raise
08 July, 2009
Construction work has started to raise the height of the San Vicente concrete gravity dam, in California.
Innovation under water
19 June, 2009
Good teamwork was the key to a successful refurbishment project on a cracked surge shaft liner at Middle Fork hydro project in the US. Black & Veatch were one of the project partners who helped undertake the work without dewatering the surge shaft and tunnel
Lake Lenexa project wins USSD award
13 May, 2009
The Lake Lenexa Dam and Spillway project in Kansas City, US, has been awarded the US Society of Dams (USSD) 2009 Excellence in the Constructed Project Award.
Plans for Lower Churchill scheme moved ahead
27 February, 2009
Calls for expressions of interest in the Lower Churchill scheme in Newfoundland and Labrador have been issued to six firms by the provincial energy utility of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nalcor Energy.
Getting to the bottom of it - identifying hydro sites
03 February, 2009
The availability of grant funding, improvements in the planning process and a steadily improving public acceptance are making more hydro schemes viable – but finding sites can still drain resources. A new approach to site identification dramatically reduces the need for speculative site visits, and opens the market for small and micro hydro customers. Nick Forrest gives IWP&DC an insight into the development of Hydrobot