Black & Veatch marked 100 years of providing critical infrastructure solutions for clients around the world, on August 12th. Founded in 1915 by Ernest Bateman Black and Nathan Thomas Veatch with 12 employees, the company now provides energy, telecommunications and water solutions in more than 100 countries.
“For a century, Black & Veatch has provided the building blocks for business, technology and communities to grow and prosper around the world. We carry our history of innovation and putting clients first in everything we do today,” said Steve Edwards, Chairman and CEO. “This approach has helped us grow to more than 10,000 professionals working on more than 6,000 projects across the globe. While we celebrate our 100th year, we also believe our most exciting opportunities are yet to come.”
The company commemorated its centennial with celebrations at locations around the globe – with events taking place on August 12 across 16 time zones. “Creating the critical energy and water infrastructure in which we specialise is central to the agenda of Gulf state governments. While Black & Veatch has been serving communities in the Middle East since the 1920s, the latest surge in demand means we are seeking to appoint and develop local expertise in ever greater numbers,” said Mazen Alami, Managing Director, Middle East at Black & Veatch.
“The opportunities for our professionals are very strong in both traditional infrastructure projects and emerging markets,” said Edwards. “As we look back at the past century, we see that technology continues to revolutionize the industries we serve. We look forward to helping our clients navigate this period of change.”