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Black & Veatch receives safety award from PG&E for major power transmission project

Jan 9, 2007 energycentral.com

Black & Veatch was recently awarded the 2006 Supplier Safety Award by Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) in connection with engineering, procurement and construction work on one of the longest 230-Kilovolt (kV) underground transmission projects in the United States. PG&E's Jefferson-Martin project in the San Francisco Peninsula logged more than 1.3 million safe work hours on the project. The project comprised 24 miles of underground and 3.5 miles of overhead transmission line construction. PG&E energized the Jefferson-Martin 230-kV in 2006. "We are very honored to have received the PG&E safety award," said Orville Finnigan, Vice President and Project Director for Black & Veatch. "The award recognizes the efforts of everyone involved in this project and the collaborative approach established by PG&E." The transmission project provides 400 megawatts of electricity -- enough energy to power about 300,000 typical homes. The line increases capacity and improves reliability for the growing areas of San Francisco and northern San Mateo County. About Pacific Gas and Electric Company Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. There are approximately 20,000 employees who carry out Pacific Gas and Electric Company's primary business--the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 15 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California. About Black & Veatch.

Black & Veatch Corporation is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company specializing in infrastructure development in energy, water, information and government market sectors. Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch develops tailored infrastructure solutions that meet clients' needs and provide sustainable benefits. Solutions include conceptual and preliminary engineering services, engineering design, procurement, construction, financial management, asset management, information technology, environmental, security design and consulting, and management consulting services. The employee-owned company has more than 100 offices worldwide. Black & Veatch is ranked on the Forbes "500 Largest Private Companies in the United States" listing. The company's Web site address is www.bv.com.

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