Agilent Technologies awarded Johnson Controls Global Workplace Solutions a global contract through 2017 to provide a range of facilities management services. The third generation contract will cover services, such as maintenance, repair, cleaning, advice on energy management, workplace projects and real estate transaction management for Agilent Technologies’ sites in 29 countries throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Under the new contract, Johnson Controls GWS will improve training and technology, including a simplified online reporting system and streamlined work order management.
Telvent was selected to design, manufacture and program a distributed control system for Abengoa Bioenergy’s second generation, 25 million gallon-per-year biomass plant in Hugoton, Kan. The project will be the first commercial-scale cellulosic biomass refinery in the world, Abengoa Bioenergy said. Telvent’s system will allow operators to control and supervise all plant processes and respond to current operating conditions. The biorefinery will be online and in full production by the end of 2013 or early 2014, Abengoa Bioenergy said.
Tri-Tech Holding has secured contracts for flash flood early warning and small river hydrologic monitoring projects, valued at about $1.42 million, in two provinces in China. Tri-Tech designs sewage treatment and odor control systems for municipalities and private industry in China and international markets. The systems combine software, information management as well as local and distant networking hardware that includes sensors, control systems, programmable logic controllers and data acquisition.
Air quality and emissions consultant Aether won a third consecutive contract to work with Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency on its national emissions inventories. The company will provide direct, in-country support to the Irish EPA inventory team based in Monaghan and Dublin for the next three years.
Spanish consultancy Eptisa has landed a contract with Romanian water company Aquacaras for a $2.89 million drinking and wastewater infrastructure modernization project. The development in the county of Caras Severin will be completed by December 2014 and include modernizing water treatment and distribution systems as well as wastewater collection and treatment facilities. Eptisa will help implement the project, conduct hydraulic modelling of the water networks and work to reduce water loss. The consultant firm also will update the master plan for water and sewage in the region.