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.