Black & Veatch Expands Operations in Sydney

July 10, 2007

Black & Veatch announced that it is expanding its operations in Australia and moving into a new office in Sydney to further support its growing water business in Australia.

“The Australian water market over the last year has become one of our fastest growing markets in the world,” said Dan McCarthy, president and CEO of Black & Veatch’s global water business. “Through Black & Veatch’s leadership and experience in advanced water treatment technologies, such as desalination and water recycling, we are making a major contribution in helping provide solutions for the current severe water shortages in the country.”

“The challenge for Australia is that because considerable investment is being made in the development and upgrading of the country’s water infrastructure, local engineering resources are being constrained,” said Ralph Eberts, managing director of Black & Veatch’s water business in the Asia Pacific region.

The company’s expanded presence includes professionals from Hong Kong, India, Singapore, the UK and the United States, combined with local professionals with alliancing expertise, supported from Black & Veatch’s resource and global design centers in India and Singapore.

Black & Veatch’s leading role in significant water infrastructure projects in Australia includes the design and construction of the Bundamba Advanced Water Treatment Plant, a component of the Queensland Government’s Western Corridor Recycled Water Project, multiple design packages for the Sydney Desalination Blueprint Design Project, as well as a major upgrade of three wastewater treatment plants in the metropolitan areas of Perth, Western Australia, as part of the W2W Alliance there.

The new office address is Level 32, Suite 2, 100 Miller Street, Northpoint, North Sydney, NSW 2060, Australia.

Source: Black & Veatch