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Clean Harbors completes purchase of Thermo Fluids

Clean Harbors, Inc. (Norwell, MA) announced that it has completed its acquisition of Thermo Fluids, Inc. (TFI) from Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ) for $85 million in cash. TFI, which operates a network of 36 facilities in 21 states, is an environmental services and waste recycling company that specializes in the collection and recycling of used motor oil serving more than 20,000 customers in the western United States. “TFI ideally complements our SK Environmental Services network as it strengthens our presence in the western U.S. by providing us density in certain regions while also opening new local markets to Clean Harbors,” said Alan McKim, Clean Harbors’ chairman and CEO. “Further, TFI will add approximately 50 million gallons of waste oil to Safety-Kleen's recycling and re-refining business. We expect to effectively leverage its highly scalable platform of collection facilities, storage capabilities, rail assets, and transportation fleet with our existing re-refining infrastructure. The net result will be much more efficient collection and movement of waste oil throughout Safety-Kleen's entire network.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

CH2M HILL now “CH2M”

As part of a rebranding initiative, the company formerly known as CH2M HILL has established a new logo and shortened its name to “CH2M.” In a statement, Jackie Hinman, CH2M’s chairwoman and CEO, said that, “through the years, CH2M has evolved from a regional engineering and consulting firm associated with first-of-a-kind projects to a global leader associated with some of the largest, best-known infrastructure programs for public and private clients.” She added that, in light of this evolution, a rebranding initiative was due. “The last time we rebranded the company was in the 1990s. Since that time, CH2M has grown from 5,000 to 25,000 employees, working in more than 50 countries, with annual revenues of almost $6 billion. Our distinctive new look reflects the energy and passion of the firm and its zest for bringing the smartest approaches to the markets and industries we serve.” The new logo and name follow the announcement in January of a restructured business strategy focusing on deepening the company’s relationships with existing clients and its sales and project delivery teams, and exiting certain business areas, such as fixed-price engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracting in the power sector.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Tetra Tech wins $35 million sediment cleanup job

Tetra Tech, Inc. (Pasadena, CA) announced that it has received a contract valued at $35 million from the District of Columbia’s Department of the Environment to provide technical support services in connection with the assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments in the tidal portion of the Anacostia River. Under the contract, which was issued as part of the Cleaner Anacostia River initiative, Tetra Tech will be delineating areas of sediment contamination in the river, sampling surface water, river sediment, groundwater seepage, and fish to determine the presence and extent of chemical contamination. The company will then develop and evaluate potential remedial actions. Restoration activities will be undertaken at sites throughout the watershed as part of a large-scale effort by the D.C. government to revitalize the river and its adjacent communities.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

ICF reports downsizing in Brazil

ICF International (Fairfax, VA) disclosed that, due to current market conditions and strategic business considerations, the company has discontinued its full-scale business operations in Brazil, effective as of March 31, 2015. The company’s Sao Paolo office has reportedly been closed, although ICF has not indicated whether it has let go any employees. In a statement, ICF said that it “will maintain its Brazilian subsidiary, ICF Consultoria do Brasil Ltda., and continue to do and pursue work in Brazil with experts from other offices. In particular, ICF will remain active in the region’s aviation sector, helping airlines and airports with operating, investment, and infrastructure decisions and assisting aviation clients with sustainability and environmental compliance initiatives.” ICF said that it will also continue to advise clients throughout Latin America on their climate change strategies.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Ameresco wins DOI water, energy contract

In a project that’s expected to yield $87 million in energy and cost savings for the Department of Interior (DOI) over its lifetime, Ameresco, Inc. (Framingham, MA) has received an energy services performance contract (ESPC) from DOI under which the company will implement a combination of measures to reduce energy and water consumption at DOI’s headquarters building in Washington, DC. Under the 20-year contract, which has an expected value of $77 million to Ameresco over its lifetime, Ameresco will install more than 9,400 solid-state light emitting diode (LED) fixtures in the seven-story, 1.3 million square-foot headquarters building. The company will also install new plumbing fixtures and harvest groundwater that is currently collected under the building and discharged into storm drains. These measures, complemented by others such as window replacements and the installation of building automation systems, are expected to reduce electricity consumption in the building by 31% and water consumption by 70%. The ESPC is also expected to reduce the building’s greenhouse gas emissions by 24%, in keeping with an executive order issued by President Barack Obama on March 19, requiring federal agencies and departments to achieve a new round of sustainability goals over the next 10 years.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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