PEOPLE | Staff Reporter, China

Black & Veatch makes appointments to global infrastructure business

Two senior management appointments had been made as it addresses infrastructure needs for global regions.

This will try to balance energy demand increases and dwindling water availability.

According to Black & Veatch, the move is part of the company’s increased focus on large-scale engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) opportunities around the world.

Dr. Hoe Wai Cheong, Managing Director, Asia and Middle East, India, Europe and Africa (MEIEA), Black & Veatch’s global energy business has been appointed to Black & Veatch’s Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is the senior leadership team of Black & Veatch, responsible for the company’s strategies and global operations.

In his committee role, Dr. Cheong will bring critical insights and perspectives from his day-to-day role implementing strategy, developing the business and executing energy projects for clients in regional markets. His leadership has been instrumental in the continuing success of several large EPC projects including Glow Phase 5, a combined cycle and cogeneration power plant with a capacity of 340 megawatts (MW) in Rayong, Thailand, and Tanjung Jati B Units 3 & 4, on the island of Java in Indonesia, a power plant consisting of two 660 MW pulverized coal-fired units.

“Hoe Wai is a strong leader who has been influential in developing our global energy business strategies and growing our business in emerging global markets,” said Len Rodman, Chairman, President and CEO. “His global experience and perspective will help guide our business to continued profitable growth and closer alignment with evolving infrastructure needs, including those that address the growing relationship of energy and water for our clients around the world.”

Black & Veatch’s global water business also has named Richard Dagwell as Managing Director for Expanded Scope projects in Asia Pacific to help meet growing water-infrastructure needs in the region. Dagwell will lead the company’s focus on targeting more EPC contracts in Asia Pacific, lending his experience from many successful large-scale water infrastructure projects in Australia, such as the award-winning Bundamba Advanced Water Treatment Plant in Queensland, delivered through a Thiess / Black & Veatch joint venture.

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