Mar 17, 2011

Black & Veatch Expands Operations in Australia

Appointments and transfers will aid in variety of new projects

Black & Veatch has expanded operations in Brisbane, Australia, moving to new premises and making a number of key appointments and transfers. The changes will help Black & Veatch build on early business momentum in 2011 and target sustained growth from the water and energy infrastructure, mining and oil and gas sectors in Queensland.

Graeme Anderson joined as client accounts manager responsible for business development and client liaison for Black & Veatch’s water business throughout Queensland and New South Wales. Anderson has more than 30 years experience working within the water industry and was formerly Queensland manager of a large water infrastructure development and management company.

Richard Dagwell, managing director of expanded scope projects in Asia Pacific for Black & Veatch’s global water business, also has returned to Brisbane, having moved from the company’s Perth, Australia, office.

Black & Veatch’s energy business also appointed Kris Martinick as business development manager for the Asia Pacific region. Martinick also is based in Brisbane and is charged with developing oil and gas opportunities in Australia. Prior to joining Black & Veatch, Martinick was a process engineer for a large consulting engineering group in Perth and Brisbane.

Black & Veatch has secured a series of recent deals in Australia, including: &#149 Melbourne Water appointed Black & Veatch to study options for augmenting primary treatment at the Eastern Treatment Plant in Melbourne, the largest activated sludge plant in Australia;
&#149 Black & Veatch also is assessing opportunities for energy, fuel and chemical recovery from biosolids and the potential use of biosolids for carbon sequestration for Melbourne Water;
&#149 Barwon Water appointed Black & Veatch to review short-term measures and strategic opportunities to enhance the Colac Water Reclamation Plant in Colac;
&#149 Black & Veatch was appointed to the Federal Government Department of Resources, Environment and Tourism’s Solar Flagships Expert Assessment Panel to review proposals for the available solar resource as well as technical aspects of photovoltaic proposals; and
&#149 Black & Veatch is also part of a team selected by the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence to help develop a national demonstration and engagement program that supports reclaimed water as an acceptable “alternative water” for augmenting drinking water supplies.