June 2012, Vol. 24, No.6


The water and wastewater engineering firm Hazen and Sawyer (New York) opened a new office in Los Angeles. Leading the new office is Lynn (Orphan) Grijalva. She has more than 30 years of experience managing successful potable water, wastewater, solids handling, reuse, stormwater, groundwater recharge, and streams and wetlands projects throughout California and Nevada. Grijalva also is a past president of the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and a former board member of the Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.). 


Alstom (Levallois–Perret, France), a supplier of air quality control systems, has been awarded global contracts of more than ?240 million for emissions control at power plants in Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. Alstom secured a contract from CTCI Corp. (Taipei, Taiwan) to supply air quality control equipment for the 3×800-MW coal-fired Linkou Renewal Power Plant being developed by the Taiwan Power Co. Alstom will supply a seawater flue-gas desulfurization system and a particulate-removal system with fabric-filter solution. Fluor Transworld Services (Irving, Texas) awarded Cerrey SA de CV (San Nicolás de los Garza, Neuvo León, Mexico), an Alstom consortium partner, a contract to supply boilers and air quality control equipment for its Ras Tanura Integrated project. The company also was awarded a contract by a joint venture of the construction firm Kiewit Power Constructors Energy Co. (Lenexa, Kan.) and the engineering firm Burns & McDonnell (Kansas City, Mo.) to supply dry flue-gas desulfurization systems, including fabric filters, for two coal-fired units. These units are expected to reach commercial operation by 2014.


Kusters Zima Corp. (Spartanburg, S.C.), a custom designer, manufacturer, and fabricator serving the wastewater, carpet, textile, non-woven, as well as other industries, acquired Hi-Tech Environmental Inc. (Birmingham, Ala.), a producer of water and wastewater equipment. The acquisition is expected to strengthen Kusters Zima’s business in the municipal and industrial wastewater markets. Equipment and service will continue under the Hi-Tech brand.


Georg Fischer Piping Systems Ltd. (Schaffhausen, Switzerland), a supplier in the North American market of polyvinyl and chlorinated polyvinyl pipes for industrial applications, acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Harvel Plastics Inc. (Easton, Pa.), a subsidiary of Detrex Corp. (Southfield, Mich.), for approximately $50 million.


Dewberry (Fairfax, Va.), a privately held professional services firm, has named Marco Menendez as the Carolinas’ regional water and wastewater market leader in the Raleigh, N.C., office.


Jacobs Associates (San Francisco), a consulting engineering company specializing in difficult underground projects and water, wastewater, and transportation sectors, welcomed Dean Broxas a lead associate in its Vancouver, British Columbia, office. Brox has 26 years of experience as a senior project and design manager for major tunneling and underground infrastructure projects, including water, highway, rail, utility, pedestrian, and hydroelectric tunnels.


SJE-Rhombus ® (Detroit Lakes, Minn.) named David Thomas president and director of standard products. Thomas will direct the company’s sump effluent and sewage standard products controls group, focusing on operations, continuous improvement, and growth.


Salsnes Filter AS (Namsos, Norway) has joined the Trojan Technologies group of businesses (London, Ontario). Salsnes’ technology removes particles from municipal and industrial process water. Trojan Technologies offers products under the brands Aquafine, OpenCEL, TrojanUV, Trojan Marinex, US Peroxide, and VIQUA.

The water quality engineering firm Panton McLeod Americas (Lakewood, Colo.) has signed an agreement with Maher Services (North Reading, Mass.), a water services company, to distribute its Pantonite cleaning products used to clean water-storage facilities, stripping towers, and wells. Under the agreement, Maher will have exclusive distribution and usage rights for Panton’s cleaning products throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and the New York region.


Kleinfelder (Houston), a global science, architecture, and engineering consulting firm, acquired Corrigan Consulting Inc. (Houston), a firm specializing in environmental and professional engineering services.


Connecticut Water Service Inc. (Clinton) has completed the acquisition of Aqua Maine Inc. (Rockport, Maine), a subsidiary of Aqua America Inc. (Bryn Mawr, Pa.). Aqua Maine, which will be renamed The Maine Water Co., serves more than 16,000 customers (a population of 48,000 people) in 20 communities.


Badger Meter Inc. (Milwaukee), a manufacturer of flow measurement and control products, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Racine Federated Inc. (Racine, Wis.) and its subsidiary in Thetford, England, for approximately $57 million. Racine manufactures and markets flowmeters for the water industry, as well as various industrial metering and specialty products.


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