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MWH Global wins Miami-Dade wastewater upgrade job

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (MSWASD) has awarded a contract to MWH Global (Broomfield, CO) to provide design and engineering services in connection with the comprehensive rehabilitation of three large wastewater treatment plants in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The project is part of consent decree with the federal government and the state of Florida under which the county is spending $1.6 billion to upgrade and improve its sewer collection and treatment systems to reduce sanitary sewer overflows. Under the contract, MWH Global will prepare preliminary and final designs and construction documents for the upgrade of three wastewater treatment plants: the Central District plant, which treats 143 million gallons per day (mgd), and the North District and South District plants, each of which treats 112.5 mgd. MWH Global will also be responsible for permitting and bid services and design services during the construction phase. Separately, MSWASD has awarded a five-year contract to architecture, engineering, and geospatial design firm Woolpert (Dayton, OH) to review and modify the department’s capacity management, operation, and maintenance (CMOM) plans, as required by the consent decree.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015
 

Low gas prices don’t halt waste industry’s CNG vehicle buys

The falling price of gasoline has not deterred the waste management industry from purchasing vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), and it doesn’t look it is going to, according to an article in the on-line news outlet Waste360.org. “Our objective to convert to CNG has not changed and is a key objective for Waste Pro’s long-term future,” Harland Chadbourne, purchasing director at Waste Pro USA (Longwood, FL), told Waste360.org. “We believe that diesel prices will remain low for a while but will come back to a higher price range in the future.” About 10% of Waste Pro’s fleet of more than 2,000 vehicles is CNG-powered. Meanwhile, Waste Management, Inc. (Houston, TX) is on its current track towards converting more than 4,000 trucks in its fleet of 18,000 vehicles to CNG- and liquefied natural gas-powered vehicles by the end of January. The company “understands the volatility of oil prices, and we remain committed to our strategy of transitioning at least 90% of our fleet to natural gas vehicles,” Marty Tufte, the company’s corporate fleet director, told Waste360.org.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015
 

N-Viro International incorporates in China

N-Viro International Corp. (Toledo, OH), a provider of technologies for converting organic materials into energy and other products, announced that it has received a certificate of incorporation from the Companies Registry in Hong Kong to set up business in China. A wholly owned subsidiary of N-Viro Energy Ltd., N-Viro International’s sister company based in the United Kingdom, will be headquartered in the city of Shenzhen and will operate as a holding company for development projects in the country. “We began work in China at the most opportune time, and the momentum we have created will continue because the Chinese government is serious and motivated to install [waste-to-energy] processes throughout their country,” said Timothy Kasmoch, president and CEO of N-Viro International. “The N-Viro Fuel technology, combined with electrical generation, has received positive support because of the technology’s ability to convert waste to energy efficiently and economically.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015
 

Abengoa, AWT to build solar-power desal plant

Saudi water firm Advanced Water Technology (AWT) will collaborate with Spanish energy giant Abengoa in the development of a seawater desalination plant in northeastern Saudi Arabia that will use solar power to drive the water treatment processes. The $130 million plant will use solar photovoltaic (PV) technology to power the main treatment facilities, which will process 60,000 cubic meters of seawater per day to provide drinking water for Al Khafji City. Solar technology was selected as a key measure to reduce energy consumption and operating costs, the companies reported. With the new facility in its portfolio, Abengoa will have worked on desalination projects amounting to 1.5 million cubic meters of water treatment capacity per day.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015
 

Cabot wins mercury control contracts

Cabot Corp. (Boston, MA) announced that it has received contracts from two U.S. utilities to supply activated carbon products to remove mercury from the flue gas of coal-fired power plants in the Midwest. Under the contracts, Cabot will provide the utilities with a combined total of up to 40 million pounds of its DARCO Hq family of activate carbon products over the next three years. The activated carbon will help the utilities comply with the federal Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule, which requires coal-fired power plants to remove 90% of the mercury from their emissions by April 2015. “As the MATS regulation implementation approaches, we are ready to meet the demands of the power generating utility market,” said Bark Kalkstein, vice president and general manager of global emission control solutions at Cabot Purification Solutions. “These two new contracts clearly demonstrate confidence in the quality and reliability of our products to meet the stringent regulations for mercury removal.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015
 

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