LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE:ACM), the world’s #1-ranked engineering design firm, announced today that it has been awarded a design-build contract from National Grid, in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the Newtown Creek Renewable Natural Gas Project in New York City.
The project will consist of injecting pipeline-quality gas into National Grid’s existing gas network through designing and constructing a purification system that converts biogas by-product from the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant into renewable natural gas for residential and commercial use.
The project will be one of the first in the United States that directly injects renewable gas into a local distribution system, and it is projected to produce a reliable source of clean energy, reduce air emissions and help tackle climate change.
“AECOM is thrilled to be able to contribute to this innovative project that helps New York City work towards its sustainability goals through the conversion of waste to natural gas,” said AECOM President and Chief Executive Officer Michael S. Burke. “At AECOM, our vision of a more-sustainable future drives much of our work, and this project is a great example of how environmentally forward-thinking designs can be incorporated into traditional infrastructure.”
Construction of the purification system will begin this year and is expected to be completed by fall 2016.
Ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm, with a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM had revenue of $8.2 billion during its last fiscal year ended September 30, 2013. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
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