Beca and Black & Veatch will expand their alliance to deliver a greater breadth of sustainability and decarbonisation solutions in ANZ. The expanded deal responds to a growing demand for infrastructure solutions that adapt to and mitigate against the impacts of climate change.
What is the mission behind the expanded MoU?
The memorandum of understanding covers collaboration on engineering and construction projects across areas including water and wastewater, renewable energy, hydrogen and ammonia production and export, mining and metal processing, data centres, power transmission and distribution, electric vehicle charging, and food and beverage facilities.
Decarbonisation is remarkably complex yet imperative to mitigate climate impacts. Achieving a net-zero energy future requires seamless and extensive integration of multiple tech. But with proper preparation, planning, and investment, progress can be achieved by utilities, energy producers, and other energy-intensive industrial and commercial organisations.
The extended MoU aligns with the commitments of Australia and New Zealand to hasten their energy transformation by navigating the opportunities and difficulties that the transition to net zero will offer for both nations’ economies and identifying potential areas of cooperation.
A strong shared culture is behind the success of the Beca and Black & Veatch alliance. Both firms are employee-owned—a model that has been delivering success for over a century for each organisation. Among their shared priorities are the commitment to safely delivering and managing critical infrastructure, sustainability, and responsible corporate stewardship.
What does the partnership mean for stakeholders?
“Australia and New Zealand enjoy abundant energy transformation opportunities, and well-planned investments in sustainable infrastructure can have significant environmental and economic impacts,” said Narsingh Chaudhary, President, APAC and India, Black & Veatch.
“Combining our experience with Beca’s strong local presence in the Australasia region, we look forward to accelerating this journey and taking on technically challenging engineering projects to realize the region’s decarbonisation ambitions and modernize its infrastructure.”
“For over five years we’ve been working together on industry-shaping water projects across Australia and New Zealand, including leading water entities such as Melbourne Water, Yarra Valley Water, and Wellington City Council,” said Clive Rundle, Group Director – Utilities, Beca.
“We have forged a strong relationship, born out of two organisations with similar values and complementary capabilities. The expansion of our partnership beyond the water sector is a natural progression that offers clients across Australia and New Zealand with unique globally informed experiences needed to solve the challenges they are facing now and in the future.”
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