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BLACK & VEATCH EXPANDS DAMS AND RESERVOIRS PRACTICE TO ADDRESS WATER SCARCITY, AGING INFRASTRUCTURE
Highly Regarded Specialists Named to U.S. Regional Practice Leader Roles
Kansas City, Mo. (January 24, 2008) — Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, today announced the expansion of its dams and reservoirs practice within its water business to support initiatives related to water scarcity and aging infrastructure.
“We foresee significant growth in this water sector so we are expanding our already world-class dams and reservoirs practice to provide more expert resources to our clients,” said Dan McCarthy, President and CEO of Black & Veatch’s global water business. “We are assembling a strong, respected team of professionals who understand our clients’ businesses and objectives in dam and reservoir projects.”
To lead its expanding focus on the dams and reservoirs practice, the company named Greg Zamensky and Del Shannon as regional practice leaders for dams and reservoirs in the United States. Faruk Oksuz will provide overall direction and act as the group’s leader for business development.
The central factors contributing to increased market demand in the dam and water sector include:
• Persistent water scarcity conditions worldwide
• Aging of global infrastructure
• Heightened awareness of flood risk
• Population growth
“Expanding our dam and reservoir practice enhances our capabilities to deliver safe, long-lasting infrastructure that supports water supply sustainability,” said David Egger, Global Practice Leader in Black & Veatch’s water business. “Our global professionals in this water practice have a strong track record of providing reliable solutions to our clients most complex challenges.”
Complementary practice groups in Black & Veatch’s water business include water resources, hydropower and large hydraulic structures. These groups collaborate frequently, depending on the needs of the client.
Recent major Black & Veatch projects in the dams and reservoirs area include the East Side Reservoir near Los Angeles, Calif., the largest surface-water reservoir built in the United States in the last 50 years; Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir with a 22-mile water-retaining embankment near West Palm Beach, Fla.; supervisory engineering in China for Long Tan Dam, the world’s largest roller-compacted concrete dam; and the award-winning Lake Lenexa dam and spillway in Kansas.
About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company specializing in infrastructure development in energy, water, telecommunications, management consulting, federal and environmental markets. Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch develops tailored infrastructure solutions that meet clients’ needs and provide sustainable benefits. Solutions are provided from the broad line of service expertise available within Black & Veatch, including conceptual and preliminary engineering services, engineering design, procurement, construction, financial management, asset management, program management, construction management, environmental, security design and consulting, management consulting and infrastructure planning. With more than $2 billion in revenue, the employee-owned company has more than 100 offices worldwide and has completed projects in more than 100 countries on six continents.
Black & Veatch’s global water business provides innovative, technology-based solutions to utilities, governments and industries worldwide. Local project managers work with a global team of water and wastewater treatment process experts to address site-specific challenges through a broad range of consulting, study, planning, design, design-build and construction management services. The company’s Web site address is www.bv.com.
Black & Veatch Dam Unit 2008