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Arcadis completes Hyder, Callison acquisitions

Arcadis NV (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) announced on October 20 that it has formally completed its acquisitions of design and engineering firm Hyder Consulting, plc (London, U.K.) and architecture and design firm Callison (Seattle, WA). The addition of Hyder brings on board 4,600 professionals working from offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. Hyder specializes in providing consulting and design services in connection with built assets and infrastructure. Callison adds about 1,000 professionals providing architectural and interior design and consulting services in the United States, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, and China. The two newly acquired firms add approximately €500 million (about $634 million U.S.) in gross revenue, bringing Arcadis’s annual gross revenue to about €3 billion. Altogether, Arcadis now employs approximately 28,000 people working for clients on six of the world’s seven continents. Arcadis also said that, with the addition of Hyder, it has become the oldest consulting and engineering firm on record, with activities dating back 230 years.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Enerkem to enter Chinese markets

Enerkem, Inc. (Montreal, Quebec), developer of a technology for converting waste to biofuels and chemicals, has signed agreements with Chinese entities to build waste conversion facilities in China. In a deal signed with Shanghai Environmental Group Co. Ltd., a solid waste management subsidiary of Shanghai Chengtou Holding Co. Ltd., Enerkem and Shanghai Environmental will jointly build facilities for converting municipal solid waste to biofuels and chemicals. The final business structure and sites for the facilities are still being discussed. Enerkem also signed an agreement with Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute (SMDERI) under which the two parties will jointly build a waste-to-biofuels facility in China. The deals were both signed as part of a Quebec-sponsored trade mission to China. “Mounting waste volumes are a challenge everywhere but an even more pressing issue in China,” said Vincent Chornet, president and CEO of Enerkem. Speaking of the deal with Shanghai Environmental Group, he commented, “our value proposition makes sound business sense for industrial groups, and this project partnership in China is a prime example of the strong export potential of Enerkem’s technology.”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Hitachi/Veolia/ArabCo picked as EPC for Iraq desal plant

A consortium consisting of Japan’s Hitachi Ltd., France’s Veolia Environnement, and Egyptian engineering firm ArabCo has received an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract from the Iraqi Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works to design and build pretreatment and related facilities for a desalination plant under development in Basra. Under the contract, which is valued at about $222 million U.S., the consortium will build river-water intake facilities and water transport will use reverse osmosis (RO) technology to process 199,000 cubic meters of water per day. The consortium will also provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for a period of five years. Construction is scheduled to begin this month, and completion of the project is expected in April 2017.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Jacobs wins $18.7 million cleanup task order in AK

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, CA) announced that it has received a task order from the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Center (AFCEC) to execute a performance-based remediation (PBR) task order at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska. The $18.7 million task order, awarded under the company’s existing Worldwide Environmental Restoration and Construction (WERC) contract, covers a broad range of services, including investigation, design, remedial action, and construction at about 79 Installation Restoration Program sites at the base. “For more than 20 years we have provided environmental remediation services throughout Alaska for the Air Force, and we are delighted that AFCEC has selected us to continue our successful partnership,” said Ward Johnson, a vice president at Jacobs. “We are pleased to leverage our experience in environmental investigation and cleanup projects to provide these services for Eielson.”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Veolia wins €390 million in water contracts in China

Veolia Environnement (Paris, France) has significantly expanded its industrial water treatment business in China through the receipt of two contracts from Tangshan Iron & Steel (TIS), a subsidiary of Chinese steel maker Hebei Iron & Steel Group. Under the contracts, Veolia will build and operate a wastewater treatment facility and will recycle and cool water for a coking plant and a gas-liquefaction plant owned by TIS. Veolia will operate the wastewater treatment unit and the water recycling and cooling equipment for a period of 30 years. The facilities to be built under the contracts, located in Tangshan, will allow the client to reuse approximately 60% of its water resources, according to Veolia. The combined value of the two contracts is approximately €390 million (about $497 million U.S.).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014

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