Black & Veatch Commemorates 20 Years in Vietnam

Black & Veatch, a global engineering, consulting, and construction company, recently hosted a special event for government officials, U.S. embassy staff, company clients, and business partners in Vietnam to celebrate its 20th year of providing vital water and energy infrastructure in the country.

"Vietnam’s commitment to advancing economic development that benefits its residents is reflected in its ongoing industrial growth and approaches to improving energy and water services in the country,” said Len C. Rodman, chair, president and chief executive officer of the firm, during the event in Hanoi. “We are proud to have been assisting Vietnam for the last 20 years and look forward to continuing our strong relationship in providing sustainable infrastructure solutions.”

Before becoming part of Black & Veatch, Binnie & Partners of the UK began water project work in Vietnam in 1989. Black & Veatch opened its Hanoi office in 1994.

Since 1989, the company has completed 23 water-related projects in Vietnam and has an additional five water projects currently under way. The company’s energy business has completed five consulting service projects and one engineering, procurement, and construction project.

The company currently is providing water consulting services for a water infrastructure project that will directly benefit 600,000 residents of eight towns in the five provinces of the Central Region of Vietnam. The towns include Phan Thiet, Gia Nghia, Cam Ranh, Ninh Hoa, Ca Na, Thap Cham, Song Cau, and Tuy Hoa.

In the Southern Region, Black & Veatch is assisting the government in designing and constructing two major irrigation systems to help improve water quality and supply domestic, municipal, and industrial water to provinces surrounding Ho Chi Minh City. The project will directly benefit approximately 140,000 people.

The firm is also involved in the design and construction of drainage and wastewater infrastructure that will help protect the Ha Long Bay in the Northern Region. The Ha Long Bay is a United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization world heritage site and popular tourist location. The company’s drainage work includes construction of a new sanitary sewer interceptor, transmission system, and a wastewater treatment plant in Hon Gai.

Black & Veatch has 19 water and energy professionals working in Vietnam, with project support provided by the company’s integrated global workforce.