The collaboration between Beca and Black & Veatch will expand to offer a more comprehensive set of capabilities including sustainability and decarbonisation solutions for Australia and New Zealand clients.
As climate change impacts increase, there is a growing demand for infrastructure solutions that can adapt and mitigate against them. Among the areas of collaboration covered by the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) are water and wastewater treatment, renewable energy, hydrogen and ammonia production and export, mineral and metal processing, data centres, power transmission and distribution, electric vehicle charging facilities, and food and beverage operations.
Clive Rundle, Group Director - Utilities, Beca, said "For more than five years we have been contributing together to industry-shaping water projects across Australia and New Zealand, including leading water entities such as Melbourne Water, Yarra Valley Water, and Wellington City Council. We have forged a strong, collaborative relationship, born out of two organisations with similar values and complementary capabilities. The expansion of our partnership with Black & Veatch beyond the water sector is a natural progression that provides clients across Australia and New Zealand with unique globally informed experiences needed to solve the challenges they are facing now and in the future."
"Australia and New Zealand enjoy abundant energy transformation opportunities, and well-planned investments in sustainable infrastructure can have significant environmental and economic impacts," said Narsingh Chaudhary, President, Asia Pacific and India, Black & Veatch.
"Combining our global experience with Beca's strong local presence and experience in the Australasia region, we look forward to accelerating this journey and taking on technically challenging engineering projects to realise the region's decarbonisation ambitions and modernise its infrastructure."
By navigating the opportunities and challenges that the transition to net zero will provide for both countries' economies and identifying potential areas of cooperation, the extended Beca and Black & Veatch MoU aligns with Australia's and New Zealand's commitments to accelerate their energy transformation.
There is a strong shared culture behind the success of the Beca and Black & Veatch collaboration. The employee-owned business model has been delivering success to both companies for over a century. Each company is committed to managing and delivering critical infrastructure in a safe manner. Sustainability and corporate responsibility are priorities for both companies in this partnership.
An earlier MoU was signed by the two companies in 2018 to develop water and wastewater projects in Australia and New Zealand.
About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is a 100-percent employee-owned global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people around the world by addressing the resilience and reliability of our most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2022 were US$4.3 billion. For more information, visit www.bv.com.