Black & Veatch selected for Guangzhou drainage master plan study

May 21, 2007
Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, has been selected to provide specialty consultancy services on a Drainage Master Plan for the urban centre of Guangzhou City in Guangdong Province, China. "Black & Veatch has a strong reputation for providing innovative solutions on drainage projects in congested urban environments throughout Asia and the rest of the world," said Alan Man, who is responsible for leading client services for Black...

GUANGZHOU, CHINA, May 21, 2007 -- Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, has been selected to provide specialty consultancy services on a Drainage Master Plan for the urban centre of Guangzhou City in Guangdong Province, China.

"Black & Veatch has a strong reputation for providing innovative solutions on drainage projects in congested urban environments throughout Asia and the rest of the world," said Alan Man, who is responsible for leading client services for Black & Veatch's water business in the North Asia region. "This project award further increases our presence in the China water engineering industry and expands our Chinese operations."

Black & Veatch will work closely with the Guangzhou Urban Planning Design & Survey Research Institute and the Guangzhou Municipal and Landscape Bureau on the study. The project team will review the performance of the existing drainage system and devise a Drainage Master Plan that will focus on short-term and long-term improvement measures for Guangzhou City, which includes the city centre. Options for rainwater harvesting as part of a wider water resources management strategy will also be evaluated.

"Our goal is to find environmentally sound solutions to drainage problems in urban areas," said Ralph Eberts, Managing Director of Black & Veatch's water business in Asia Pacific. "Our experience in the field of urban drainage is global. Black & Veatch has worked on stormwater programs throughout the U.S. and our technical services team in Europe includes some of the foremost experts in sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS)."

Black & Veatch has been working in Guangzhou since January 2005 on the World Bank-funded Guangdong Pearl River Delta Urban Environment Project and has been operating in Mainland China since 1978. The company is focusing on the water and energy business in China, where it employs professionals in four permanent offices and a number of project offices.

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 teams work with multinational 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.

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