Aerzen USA expands to Atlanta, Schneider Electric Pursues $2.7M Grant
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Aerzen USA Expands to Atlanta
Aerzen USA continues to grow and expand its presence nationally. After recently adding-on to the Coatesville, Penn., headquarters, and opening a regional sales office in Houston in 2017, a new facility is coming online in Atlanta to provide better service to customers in the south-east region of the U.S. The building will support a regional sales office, rental equipment and service depot. The 24,740 sq ft facility consists of a 21,000 sq ft production and warehouse area and 2,800 sq f. of office space. It will feature several areas for rental machines and spare parts storage, work cells for machine setup, repair and overhaul, and state-of-the-art testing capabilities.
Schneider Electric Pursues $2.7 Million Grant for California City Infrastructure Improvements
Schneider Electric announced it has been selected to pursue a $2.7 million grant from the California State Water Resources Control Board to fund an infrastructure improvement project at the City of Anderson’s Water Pollution Control Plant. When approved, the proposed project will improve energy efficiency in the plant’s aeration process and add a solar array that will make the plant a net zero energy facility. The grant will be used to install aeration controls to improve accuracy and reduce energy waste during the wastewater oxidation process. These improvements will reduce the plant’s utility costs by 25%. The remaining balance of the plant’s annual utility costs will be eliminated with the installation of a 539-kW solar array. In total, the upgrades will improve plant performance and generate $4.7 million in savings over the life of the project.
Suez & Rosneft Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement
At the 2018 edition of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Suez CEO Jean-Louis Chaussade and Vice President of Rosneft Andrey Shishkin strengthened their working relationship by signing a strategic cooperation agreement. The agreement will further technology development and implementation of water, wastewater and waste programs at Rosneft refinery and petrochemical sites. Suez will provide technologies and solutions with pilot testing as needed. Areas of focus include wastewater pre-treatment, biological wastewater treatment, desalination for reuse, water purification by evaporation and various treatment programs for cooling water systems. Suez also will expand its existing technical advisory services deployed at one of Rosneft’s sites to other sites owned and operated by Rosneft.
Texas Community Selects Engineer for Sewer Interceptor
The city of Haslet, Texas selected Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. to design a new sewer interceptor in west Haslet. The approximately 1-mile sewer line will serve LeTara, a growing and under-development 400-acre master-planned community, which will include three new schools. In addition, it will serve the remainder of 2,800-acres of potential development in the cities of Haslet and Fort Worth. Fort Worth and Haslet entered into agreement to construct the sewer interceptor line. As the sewer line discharges into an existing Trinity River Authority of Texas (TRA) interceptor—both cities are customers of the Trinity River Authority—the TRA also partnered with the two cities.
Honeywell Propane Dehydrogenation Tech Selected for Propylene Facility
Honeywell announced that Shandong Tianhong Chemical Co. Ltd. chose Honeywell UOP C3 Oleflex propane dehydrogenation (PDH) technology to annually produce 250,000 metric tons of polymer-grade propylene at its facility at Dongying in China’s Shandong Province. Honeywell will provide the licensing, process design package, proprietary and non-proprietary equipment, on-site operator training, technical services for startup and continuing operation, and key catalysts and adsorbents for the project. The announcement marks Honeywell’s 32nd award in China for Oleflex technology.
New York Water Project Garners Dual Regional Acclaim
H2M architects + engineers—a Long Island architectural, engineering and environmental-service firm—recently received “Project of the Year” from the New York American Water Works Association and a Gold Award from the New York American Council of Engineering Companies for efforts to rehabilitate the public water supply at the South Huntington Water District’s Well No. 9. This series of accolades was the latest of several awards H2M and the South Huntington Water District achieved for their work to enhance water services. Most residents’ main concern was if the finished product would fit into the aesthetics of their residential neighborhood. To combat this, H2M designed a single-family home, complete with perimeter fencing, a driveway, and landscaping to house, the well.
- Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. promotes Mackrena L. Ramos to Program manager.
- Brown and Caldwell promotes Wendy Broley to vice president and One Water Leader.
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