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Environmental C&E Revenues Reach $28.8 Billion

The US environmental consulting and engineering industry grew 4 percent in 2012, generating total revenues of $28.8 billion, according to Environmental Business Journal’s annual review of this environmental business segment. EBJ estimates that 2013 finished with growth just under 4 percent and total $29.9 billion. Leading the US environmental C&E … Read more »

power plant

URS Technology Demonstrates 85% Mercury Removal for Coal-Fired Power Plants

URS says full-scale testing of its emissions control technology at a Midwestern power plant has demonstrated greater than 85 percent mercury (Hg) removal and greater than 98 percent sulfur trioxide (SO3) removal, upstream of the plant’s wet scrubber. The technology uses a single sorbent to simultaneously capture Hg and SO3 … Read more »

Cool Planet

Contract Wins: OriginOil, ISI, Solidia Technologies, Cool Planet, Locus

OriginOil, developer of Electro Water Separation (EWS), a high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, has signed its first pay-per-barrel agreement with Industrial Systems, Inc. (ISI) for a water treatment system integrating OriginOil’s process as the first stage of treatment. ISI will operate the EWS Model P160, … Read more »

Contract Wins: Covanta, MHI, Veolia, URS, Maxwell Technologies

Covanta Marion, a subsidiary of Covanta Energy Corporation, and Marion County, Ore., have announced an agreement that extends sustainable waste disposal services for the county at the Covanta waste-to-energy facility (pictured), located in the Marion County. The new agreement, which is for up to five years, begins in September 2014 after the expiration … Read more »

Standards & Certification: Embarcadero, Prop.65, RoHS2

San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center has earned LEED Gold certification for existing buildings operations and maintenance, for its entire complex of four buildings, totaling 3 million sq ft of office space and 300,000 sq ft of retail. Owner Boston Properties has spent almost $13 million since 2001 on energy and water efficiency improvements, … Read more »

CH2M Hill Ranked No. 1 Environmental Firm for Eighth Year

CH2M Hill Ranked No. 1 Environmental Firm for Eighth Year

CH2M Hill is the top US environmental firm, according to Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms list. The global consulting, design, construction and operations firm has held the No. 1 spot on ENR’s annual list since 2006. The No. 2 and No. 3 companies, URS and Veolia Environment North America, … Read more »

Richard Reis

Environmental Executive Moves: URS, EBI, Wilo, Recology

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. URS Corporation: The construction and environmental engineering firm has named Richard Reis (pictured) as a vice president and Northwest regional manager for URS’s infrastructure and environment division. Prior to joining URS, Reis served as the operations manager for … Read more »

Contract Wins: GE, URS, Chevron, K2 Sports, Tetra Tech

GE has been awarded new contracts for orders of electric power and propulsion systems on two liquid natural gas carriers and an LNG Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU). Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries chose GE’s propulsion system for a FSRU ordered by Höegh LNG and also selected GE’s power and propulsion … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Clean Harbors, NAED, Green Innovations

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Clean Harbors: The environmental, energy and industrial services company has promoted Jerry E. Correll to president of Safety-Kleen Environmental Services. Correll replaces Robert Craycraft, who has resigned to pursue other opportunities. Correll joined Clean Harbors in 2002 in … Read more »

CH2M Hill, Tetra Tech Driving Global Environmental Consultant Market

CH2M Hill, Tetra Tech Driving Global Environmental Consultant Market

CH2M Hill, Tetra Tech, URS Corporation, Golder Associates, AECOM and 15 other companies are spearheading the global environmental consulting industry with combined EC revenues of $10.6 billion in 2011, a 10.4 percent increase from the previous year, according to a report by Environment Analyst. The value of the total global … Read more »