WaterBriefs: Parsons awarded LA County Sanitation Districts tunnel, outfall project
Also in this report: inge AG lands UF contracts in China, Russia and South Africa; MetaMateria Partners acquires ceramics firm for nano-enabled clean water technologies; El Paso Electric goes live with ArcFM; Delta Mutual unveils strategic expansion of product line; CAI Capital-led investor group acquires GLM Tank & Equipment; Siemens Water Technologies to treat waste stream from Canadian oil sands operation; Black & Veatch names East Region VP; Flowserve pump expert earns ASME accolades...
In other news below:
-- inge AG lands UF contracts in China, Russia and South Africa to equip power plants
-- MetaMateria Partners acquires ceramics firm for nano-enabled clean water technologies
-- El Paso Electric goes into production with ArcFM solution
-- Delta Mutual announces further strategic expansion of product line
-- CAI Capital-led investor group acquires GLM Tank & Equipment Inc.
-- Siemens Water Technologies to treat waste stream from Canadian oil sands operation
-- Jaworski joins Black & Veatch as East region VP
-- Flowserve pump expert earns ASME Fluid Machinery Design Award
-- King County to seek contractors with a depth of design-build experience for outfall project
-- Kissimmee River listed for $225,000 global Riverprize
• Parsons awarded JWPCP tunnel, ocean outfall project with LA sanitation districts -- PASADENA, CA, Aug. 24, 2006 -- Parsons was selected by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County for a feasibility study and preliminary engineering for a new tunnel and ocean outfall. The districts are evaluating feasibility of a new tunnel and outfall as part of a comprehensive master facilities plan to cover its Joint Outfall System, which serves a big portion of LA County. This new tunnel and ocean outfall would be one of the world's largest and provide improved reliability and operational capability...
Also see: "Parsons awarded two DOE advanced technology development contracts for radioactive waste cleanup"
• inge AG lands UF contracts in China, Russia and South Africa to equip power plants -- System integrators benefit from technological superiority: German firm equips power plants in China, Russia and South Africa -- GREIFENBERG, Germany, Aug. 24, 2006 -- The potential is enormous. Worldwide, operators of power plants are modernizing its plants to comply with the increasing standards of security. This positively affects the market of inge AG, located in Greifenberg, near Munich, whose innovative ultrafiltration (UF) membranes are installed in an increasing number of plants. Recently, the company has won three additional projects in China, Russia and South Africa...
-- "Chinese industry benefits increasingly from German membrane technology: inge AG wins two projects in the chemical and power plant market in China"
• MetaMateria Partners acquires ceramics firm for nano-enabled clean water technologies -- NanoDynamics subsidiary to develop ceramic technology for cost-effective bioremediation, chemical absorption and filtration applications -- COLUMBUS, OH, Aug. 24, 2006 -- MetaMateria Partners LLC, a subsidiary of nanomaterial manufacturer NanoDynamics Inc., today announced the acquisition of Pourous Ceramic Shapes LLC including all technology and Cell-Pore™ products. The company's proprietary technology enables the manufacture of lightweight ceramic products with controlled porosity that can be used for highly efficient, cost-effective water filtration and remediation applications. Already commercialized for small applications, the ceramic technology is currently in development for larger scale, nanotechnology-enabled bioremediation, chemical absorption and filtration processes. Under the terms of the acquisition, Cell-Pore products are now sold directly by MetaMateria Partners...
Also see: "NanoDynamics wins second consecutive TIS Award at SEMICON West"
• El Paso Electric goes into production with ArcFM solution -- FORT COLLINS, CO, Aug. 23, 2006 -- El Paso Electric has gone into production with Telvent Miner & Miner's ArcFM™ Solution, including ArcFM, Network Adapter, Conduit Manager, and Designer products. El Paso Electric generates and distributes electricity through an interconnected system to approximately 344,000 customers in the Rio Grande Valley in west Texas and southern New Mexico. During the summer of 2004, El Paso Electric selected ESRI ArcGIS® technology along with the ArcFM Solution. They have recently deployed 10 seats of ArcFM to support basic mapping and 50 seats of Designer to support the design process. They have also integrated Designer with Logica's STORMS product to facilitate the workflow and leverage the cost engine and material inventory and scheduling. Other integrations include CIS and to Milsoft's Windmil network analysis software...
• Delta Mutual announces further strategic expansion of product line -- SELLERSVILLE, PA, Aug. 23, 2006 -- Delta Mutual Inc. (DLTM) specializing in energy recovery and construction services through environmentally-friendly technologies and products, announced that it's subsidiary, Delta-Envirotech, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Gas Imaging Technology, LLC (GIT) to provide an infrared gas imaging product, the Sherlock® system, for the Middle East. The system allows for visualization and quantification of otherwise invisible and harmful gases that can cause both severe damage to the environment, and catastrophic explosions at oil, gas chemical and power plants...
Also see: "Delta Mutual announces completion of production tooling for Delta-Wall"
• CAI Capital-led investor group acquires GLM Tank & Equipment Inc. -- Buys leading Canadian manufacturing, engineering design company from Tanglewood Investments -- NEW YORK & HOUSTON, TX, Aug. 23, 2006 -- CAI Capital Partners & Co. III, L.P. and its related entities and Tanglewood Investments Inc. today announced that a CAI-led investor group, including senior management, has agreed to purchase 100% of the equity of GLM Tanks & Equipment Ltd. from Tanglewood Companies L.P. GLM is a leading Canadian manufacturing and engineering design company with headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta. Founded in 1977, it designs and fabricates steel tanks, vessels and process equipment for the oil and gas, mining, food processing, chemical and pulp and paper industries. The majority of its revenue comes from petrochemical and oil refinery operations in western Canada. The transaction is expected to close on Aug. 31...
• Siemens Water Technologies selected to treat soot waste stream from oil sands upgrading operation in Canada -- WARRENDALE, PA, Aug. 23, 2006 -- The Long Lake Project, has chosen Siemens to treat soot waste stream from oil sands upgrading operation in Canada. The Water Technologies division of Siemens Group Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S) will supply a Zimpro wet air oxidation system to destroy soot generated during the production of syngas. The US$60 million system will reduce costs associated with landfill disposal and waste, and will be installed at the Long Lake Project site, located 26 miles southeast of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. The Long Lake project is a "next generation" oil sands development that integrates established and proprietary technologies and is expected to produce 58,500 b/d of products, primarily 39° API premium sweet crude oil. By adding the Zimpro wet air oxidation unit to the gasification process, soot volume is reduced to about 10% of its original volume, substantially reducing the amount of material to be disposed...
-- "Siemens Water Technologies hits streets with industry's largest mobile water filtration system"
-- "Siemens Water Technologies awarded two projects for Trident HS multi-barrier treatment design"
-- "Siemens Water Technologies introduces PureFit packaged water treatment systems"
-- "Siemens Water Technologies introduces the industry's largest mobile water filtration system"
• Jaworski joins Black & Veatch as East region VP -- GAITHERSBURG, MD, Aug. 23, 2006 -- Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, has named Larry Jaworski, as a Vice President. In his new role, Jaworski will manage client services for several clients of the company's water business in the East Region and will lead the region's Wet Weather Solutions practice. Jaworski brings more than 30 years of experience to Black & Veatch, and he has practiced for the last 20 years on the East Coast and in the Mid-Atlantic area. His experience encompasses wastewater collection, treatment and disposal and water treatment and distribution, with emphasis in program management of wet weather solutions. Jaworski has been involved in the study, design, construction and operation of a variety of systems including municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. A registered professional engineer in eight states and the District of Columbia, Jaworski served as President of the Water Environment Federation in 2003-2004. He earned the Charles Alvin Emerson Medal from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) in 2000 and the Arthur Sidney Bedell Award from WEF in 1997...
-- "Black & Veatch opens new office in Ho Chi Minh City to serve growing energy industry in Vietnam"
-- "Black & Veatch works with local businesses to upgrade Loughguile Wastewater Treatment Works"
• Flowserve pump expert earns industry accolade: ASME honors Bruno Schiavello with 2006 Fluid Machinery Design Award -- DALLAS, TX, Aug. 23, 2006 --Flowserve Corp., a global provider of fluid motion and control products and services, announces that Bruno Schiavello, director of fluid dynamics in the technology department of Flowserve Pumps, has won the 2006 Fluid Machinery Design Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Founded in 1880, ASME is renowned for its focus on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. Schiavello earned the lifetime ASME award for his achievements in advanced pump design for both single-size pumps and complete pump lines. His innovative designs have contributed to major improvements in pump efficiency, energy usage, size and weight. Specific designs have resulted in the life extension of impellers affected by cavitation and in improved reliability associated with suction recirculation onset and intensity...
-- "Flowserve president and CEO Lewis Kling receives highest honor given by Chinese government to foreign business leaders"
-- "Flowserve opens new Quick Response Center in Orland, Calif.: Larger facility provides increased efficiency in pump manufacturing and repair"
-- "Flowserve sponsors Sankaraiyer Gopalakrishnan-Flowserve Pump Technology Award: Company memorializes renowned Flowserve pump engineer, technologist and teacher with ASME honor"
-- "Flowserve announces opening of Suzhou, China, manufacturing facility: A world leader in fluid motion and control products and services to begin manufacturing in first quarter 2007"
• King County to seek contractors with a depth of design-build experience for outfall project -- SEATTLE, Aug. 22, 2006 -- In October, Seattle area county will request proposals to design and build a deep-water marine outfall for the Brightwater treatment system project north of the Washington State city. The selected design-build team will complete the outfall design, now at 30% completion. As planned, the outfall will consist of a 60-inch diameter pipe extending 4,700 feet from Point Wells into Puget Sound. The 500-foot diffuser at the end of the pipe will be about 600 feet deep...
-- "King County wins grant to plan manure digester: System would improve dairy waste management, capture methane for energy"
-- "Brightwater treatment technology promotes improvements to Puget Sound salmon and orcas"
-- "Habitat for Humanity finds a 'home' at Brightwater treatment plant site"
-- "King County selects contractor to build Brightwater central tunnel"
-- "Sewer improvement work now under way in Shoreline; Boeing Creek Park to remain open during construction"
• Kissimmee River listed for $225,000 global Riverprize -- BRISBANE, Australia, Aug. 15, 2006 -- The Kissimmee River Restoration Project in Florida has drawn accolades as one of four finalists in the 2006 International Thiess Riverprize for excellence in river restoration and management. The AU$225,000 International Riverprize will be awarded at the annual International Riversymposium in Brisbane, Australia, on 5 September 2006. The symposium attracts hundreds of delegates from more than 30 countries to discuss how science, policy and community action can improve the health of the world.s rivers and watersheds. Past winners of the International Riverprize include the Drome River (France, 2005) Siuslaw River (2004); Alexander River (Israel, 2003); Mekong River (Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Lao Peoples. Democratice Republic, 2002); Blackwood River (Australia, 2001); and Grand River (Canada, 2000)...
-- "Lake Macquarie finalist in national and global river prize"
-- "Water solutions to feature in public events"
-- "Blue revolution needed as world population swells"