CH2M Hill's water industry innovation, leadership recognized

DENVER, CO, May 5, 2010 -- CH2M HILL projects were recognized with industry honors during the annual Global Water Awards ceremony hosted by the International Desalination Association and Global Water Intelligence...

DENVER, CO, May 5, 2010 -- CH2M HILL projects were recognized with industry honors during the annual Global Water Awards ceremony hosted by the International Desalination Association and Global Water Intelligence. The awards were presented on April 26 at a ceremony in Paris, with a keynote address delivered by Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan. The yearly awards acknowledge outstanding achievements within the international water industry.

Projects CH2M HILL was involved with that received awards are:
Changi NEWater Plant -- Winner, Water Reuse Project of the Year. CH2M HILL completed conceptual design and predesign for NEWater, and served as PUB's lead consultant during implementation. Singapore's fifth and largest NEWater plant, the Changi plant employs microfiltration, reverse osmosis and UV to polish treated effluent from the Changi water reclamation plant (CWRP) to produce 228,000m3/d of 'NEWater', which is supplied to industrial and commercial consumers. The plant is located on the rooftop of the CWRP. An official dedication ceremony for the facility was held on May 3 in Singapore. Changi is Singapore's fifth and largest NEWater plant.

Philip Morris Wetlands Project -- Highly Commended, Industrial Water Project of the Year. CH2M HILL designed and implemented the wetland through a Design-Build-Operate contract. The project involved creating a 15-hectare free water surface wetland to treat industrial wastewater from Philip Morris's Park 500 tobacco processing facility near Richmond, Virginia. Tobacco wastewater contains naturally high nitrogen and phosphorus loads, which can result in algal blooms, adversely affecting aquatic life and polluting surface water sources. Park 500 is the only known application of a natural wetland system to treat tobacco wastewater.

The treated effluent from the existing onsite wastewater treatment plant is routed through a newly created wetland, where natural processes result in measurable reductions in the effluent's nutrient loads.

"The highly sought-after Global Water Awards are acknowledged as the top distinctions in the water industry worldwide," says CH2M HILL Water Business Group President Bob Bailey. "It's a privilege to be joining our clients and their other partners in receiving this recognition."

The list of award nominees includes many of the clients CH2M HILL has worked with over the years such as:

• Sydney Water -- Winner, Public Water Agency of the Year
• San Diego County Water Authority -- Award of Distinction, Public Water Agency of the Year
• Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development, Egypt -- Highly Commended, Public Water Agency of the Year.

Headquartered in Denver, Colo., employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. With $6.3 billion in revenue and 25,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record (2009). The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy and power, and facilities and infrastructure. The firm has long been recognized as a most-admired company and leading employer. Visit www.ch2mhill.com.

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