Asia’s fast-changing energy needs are pushing practitioners into new proj- ect territory—and practices. Spon- sors want more energy brought to
market in a more cost-effective manner—and they
want it now.
“Asia’s high economic growth rate necessitates
the delivery of much infrastructure in the coming
years,” says John Gustke, managing director of
Under mounting pressure to tighten schedules and budgets, Black & Veatch
revamps its project processes while bringing more power to market.
energy business in Asia, Black & Veatch, Bangkok, Thailand.
“That has caused an evolution in the way we
manage projects and respond to clients,” says Mr.
Gustke, who has worked on energy projects in
Southeast Asia since the late 1980s.
Take the example of the company’s work on two
gas-fired power plant projects in Thailand completed in April and June of 2014. The two plants—
The Chana 2 combined cycle units are shown
at the center of the photo. Above right is the
Wang Noi power plant complex. Both were
built in Thailand by the same project team.