Report 4800: Climate Change Adaptation

Adaptation will grow to a $1bil. industry in the U.S. by 2015, followed by exponential growth once design & construction of adaptation measures begin - $995

Report 3000: Global Environmental Market

Regional analysis & projections covering countries in N. America, Latin America, Europe, Russia, Asia, Middle East, Japan, Australia/NZ, and Africa - $1,995

Arcadis increases bid for Hyder

Dutch design, consulting, engineering, and management firm Arcadis NV (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) has come back with a higher bid for London-based design and engineering firm Hyder Consulting, plc, valuing Hyder at about $478 million, Engineering News-Record (ENR) reported on August 22. The new bid raises Arcadis’s original offer by 12.3%—an offer that Japanese design firm Nippon Koei Group had bested by 4.6%, prompting the Hyder board to reconsider its decision to accept Arcadis’s original bid. Hyder’s directors have reportedly accepted the new bid from Arcadis, leaving industry watchers to wait and see what Nippon Koei will do. Hyder, which serves the transportation, buildings, utilities, and environmental markets, employs approximately 4,500 professionals at offices in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. It generated nearly £297 million in revenue during the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2014, or approximately $500 million U.S. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Bureau Veritas acquires Analysts, Inc.

Global consulting, certification, and laboratory services firm Bureau Veritas (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) announced that has acquired Analysts, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA), a provider of oil testing services to the production machinery, manufacturing equipment, power generation, marine, heavy construction, mining, trucking, transit, and aircraft industries. Analysts, which employs about 190 people, has four laboratories in the United States and it has operations in Mexico and Japan through joint ventures. It generated revenue totaling approximately $15 million in 2013. “Bureau Veritas continues to successfully run its diversification strategy in oil analysis in North America, and we reinforce our ability to roll out new services across our global oil laboratory network,” said Didier Michaud-Daniel, Bureau Veritas’ CEO. “The acquisition of Analysts further deepens our footprint in North America and positions Bureau Veritas as a leader in this highly specialized lubricant oil analysis market.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Tetra Tech wins EPA water contract

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a five-year, $23 million contract to Tetra Tech, Inc. (Pasadena, CA) to support the agency’s efforts to reduce the risks posed to human health and the environment by contaminated fish, sediments, and water-borne pathogens in freshwater bodies and marine waters. Under the contract, Tetra Tech will provide field, laboratory analysis, modeling, and data interpretation services to the Standards and Health Protection Division within EPA’s Office of Water. The work will assist the division in developing strategies to prevent pollution in U.S. waters, the company said. “Tetra Tech is pleased to provide continued support to EPA’s Standards and Health Protection Division in developing innovative solutions to some of today’s most complex water quality issues,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech’s chairman and CEO.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Bluesphere to pursue U.S. landfill gas-to-energy market

Israel-based waste-to-energy company Bluesphere Corp. has launched an initiative to pursue landfill gas-to-energy opportunities in the United States, utilizing a process that the company describes as based on readily available technology that’s already being used in the U.S. and other parts of the world. “A large number of the landfills in the U.S., particularly in the southeastern region, are not productively using methane gas emitted from landfills. These landfills are the oil fields of the future,” said Bluesphere CEO Shlomi Palas. “We believe we can offer a very favorable partnership to current landfill owners by providing the equipment, expertise, and power purchase agreements to convert what is now an unused asset, methane gas, into a revenue stream. We’ve been in talks with state representatives looking to increase green energy production and reduce methane emissions. They have invited and welcomed our efforts to work with landfill owners in their jurisdictions on methane-to-electricity conversions.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

CDM Smith to provide biosolids upgrades at Dallas facility

The Trinity River Authority of Texas (TRA) has awarded a contract to CDM Smith (Cambridge, MA) to design comprehensive improvements to the biosolids handling systems at TRA’s Central Regional Wastewater System in Dallas, Texas. For the 162 million gallon-per-day (mgd) facility, CDM Smith will design a new anaerobic digestion system and ancillary processes, and it will include a thermal hydrolysis system to produce a biosolids product that can be safely applied to the land. CDM said that, in addition to providing a design that will improve the processing of the biosolids, it will incorporate an enhanced stabilization system to reduce solids volume and optimize disposal options while reducing construction costs and accelerating the project schedule. CDM Smith will also provide TRA owner’s advisory services for the construction management-at-risk (CMAR) delivery of the improvements. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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