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United Utilities announces AMP6 construction, engineering contractors

British water and wastewater utility United Utilities Water PLC announced the construction and engineering contracting companies that will support its infrastructure improvement initiatives under the sixth Asset Management Program cycle (AMP 6) covering the period from 2015 to 2020. For its engineering services partner, United Utilities selected one company—Jacobs Engineering Group (Pasadena, CA). For its construction delivery partners, the utility selected following teams of companies: Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB); C2V+, consisting of CH2M HILL and VolkerStevin; Advance, consisting of Balfour Beatty and MWH Global; and LiMA, consisting of Laing O’Rourke and Imtech, with support from Atkins. These companies will implement a business plan covering capital investment for the AMP 6 period, including upgrades to the utility’s networks of pipes and sewers, its water and wastewater treatment capacity, and its reservoirs. Ofwat, the United Kingdom’s water agency, is expected to publish its final determination of the capital investment plan in December.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Fluor wins Paducah GDP deactivation contract

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a contract to Fluor Corp. (Irving, TX) to manage the next phase of the cleanup at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) in Paducah, Kentucky. Under the three-year contract, Fluor will serve as the prime contractor for the management, integration, and execution of the deactivation and post-GDP shutdown remediation activities at the site. The value of the contract to Fluor is approximately $420 million over the three-year lifetime. To complete the job, Fluor will draw upon its history of performance on similar projects at facilities within the DOE nuclear weapons complex, including its current role as management partner on the management and operating contract at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina and as prime contractor for the decontamination and decommissioning of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Underground Solutions acquires Process Solutions

Underground Solutions, Inc. (Poway, CA), a specialist in water and wastewater infrastructure technology, has acquired Process Solutions, Inc. (PSI; Campbell, CA) using part of the proceeds of a recently closed, $45 million financing transaction with Riverwood Capital (Menlo Park, CA). Process Solutions is a developer of two water treatment technologies—the MicrOclor on-site hypochlorite generation system for disinfection, and the Tank Shark for efficient mixing of water reservoirs. In the financing deal, Riverwood Capital made an initial investment of $30 million in Underground Solutions’ Series C preferred stock and holds an option for an additional $15 million investment—a deal that Underground Solutions described as one of the largest private equity transactions in the water technology sector in recent years. Underground Solutions will integrate the PSI product line with its Wallace & Tiernan chemical feed product line, which the company acquired from Siemens Industry, Inc. in 2013.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Himark, NEO Energy to build three digesters

Himark BioGas International (Edmonton, Alberta) is joining forces with food waste management firm NEO Energy LLC (Portsmouth, NH) to design and construct three anaerobic digestion and fertilizer production plants in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Under the agreement, Himark BioGas will serve as the technology licensor and owner’s representative on behalf of NEO Energy. The facilities will use Himark’s patented IMUS technology to produce energy and fertilizer from food waste, source separated organic (SSO) materials, cow manure, ethanol plant waste, slaughterhouse waste, food processing waste, and agricultural waste. “NEO’s anaerobic digestion plants will recycle food waste generated by supermarkets, food processors, restaurants, and other institutions and divert that waste away from landfills and incineration facilities,” said Robert Nicholson, president of NEO Energy. “Our plants produce a high-quality organic-based fertilizer while reducing greenhouse gases, preserving landfill capacity, and producing renewable energy. Our first plants will also be available to those businesses that will need to comply with the 2014 commercial food waste disposal ban in Massachusetts and the recently enacted law in Rhode Island requiring that food residuals produced by large waste generators be recycled starting in 2016.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Pace Analytical acquires Braun Intertec lab

Pace Analytical Services Inc. (Minneapolis, MN), the second largest environmental testing company in the United States, announced that it has acquired the analytical chemistry laboratory of Braun Intertec (Bloomington, MN). According to Pace, Braun Intertec is one of the premier geotechnical, materials testing, and environmental consulting companies serving the upper Midwest region and offers industrial hygiene testing capabilities, which will expand Pace’s service offering. Pace will integrate the Braun analytical chemistry laboratory assets and personnel into its analytical laboratory facility in Minneapolis while establishing a service center for sample delivery and bottle pickup at Braun’s Bloomington office. In addition to selling the facility, “Braun Intertec is planning a long-term partnership with Pace Analytical to provide the majority of our analytical chemistry needs, and we look forward to working with Pace Analytical to provide superior service to our mutual clients,” said Jon Carlson, Braun Intertec’s CEO.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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Week 31, 2014

United Utilities announces AMP6 construction, engineering contractors
Fluor wins Paducah GDP deactivation contract
Underground Solutions acquires Process Solutions
Himark, NEO Energy to build three digesters
Pace Analytical acquires Braun Intertec lab
Stanley-Alberici JV win EPC contract for emissions control
Westervelt gets go-ahead for Alabama wetlands restoration
GSE emerges from Chapter 11
White House launches $10 billion rural infrastructure fund
SF Bay communities to control discharges
EBJ Business Achiever of the Week: American Water

Week 30, 2014

SLR Consulting purchases South African consultancy
POWER Engineers acquires Burns and Roe
Plexus wins $22 million Air Force cleanup job
West Yost Associates acquires ECON
White House launches infrastructure initiative
DOE: Oak Ridge cleanup needs another $12 billion
Duke Energy says it has completed Dan River cleanup
EBJ Business Achiever of the Week: AECOM Technology

Week 29, 2014

AECOM to acquire URS
Chester Engineers acquires Bioengineering Group
Tetra Tech wins Power Africa contract
Kleinfelder acquires Alberta’s Hood Group
IBM steps in to help China on pollution
Geosyntec forms Green Harbor Energy division
GDF SUEZ subsidiary acquires Ecova
WWEMA warns of “buy American” provisions in WRRDA
ICF to restore habitat for U.S. utility
Perma-Fix awarded $8 million cleanup contract
EBJ Business Achiever of the Week: Louis Berger Group

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