BenchMark 2009 No. 4: News in Brief
BenchMark 2009 No. 4: News in Brief
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BenchMark 2009 No. 4: News in Brief
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Our firm is expanding its regional offices in Texas and New England; Puget Sound Energy awards our firm a 1,432 megawatt wind development project; Gillette, Wyoming, Regional Water Supply Project offers 14,000 gallons-per-minute, making it the top project in the state.

Regional Offices Expand in Texas, New England

In 2009, Burns & McDonnell named two new regional offices offering a broad range of Burns & McDonnell services. In January, the office in Wallingford, Conn., became the New England regional office. Brett Williams leads the office, originally established to support the electrical transmission programs based in the area. Williams was the program manager for the Northeast Utilities $1 billion Middletown|Norwalk transmission project. In August, Leslie Duke was named to lead the Dallas-Fort Worth office, which already serves military and aerospace clients. Duke played a key role in growing the Burns & McDonnell Houston office over the past 10 years.

Burns & McDonnell to Design Washington Wind Development

Burns & McDonnell is providing project development, engineering design and construction management services to Puget Sound Energy for the Lower Snake River Wind Energy Project in southeast Washington. When complete, the project could produce up to 1,432 megawatts of electricity from 795 turbines, making it one of the largest wind energy resource areas in the United States. Construction of the first phase is scheduled to begin in late 2010 or early 2011.

Wyoming Water Project to be Top in State

Burns & McDonnell has been selected to do preliminary design, final design and construction administration for the Gillette (Wyo.) Regional Water Supply Project, a water supply system for the city of Gillette and the surrounding region. Led by the Denver office, the project includes a 14,000 gallon-per-minute groundwater well field expansion, water booster stations, storage tanks, distribution system modifications, chlorination facilities and more than 40 miles of 42-inch diameter transmission pipeline. This raw water delivery system project has the potential to be the largest municipal water project in Wyoming history.

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