scoop.co.nz 19 Mar, 2021 00:45 am

Aurecon Appoints Internationally Recognised Hydropower And Dams Expert Bill Hakin

Aurecon Appoints Internationally Recognised Hydropower And Dams Expert Bill Hakin
  International engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon has appointed hydropower and dams expert Bill Hakin who has a track record of successfully delivering water and power infrastructure and security projects for communities around the world. ...

Climate change and growth are creating a strong demand for dam projects that not only provide water and energy security for communities, but resilience in the face of increased flooding and climate variability.It is really exciting to have Bill join our rapidly growing water team, bringing skills across both the energy and water sectors that are complimentary to what our utilities and government clients are wanting as they significantly increase their funding of water and energy infrastructure,” Aurecon’s Water Capability Leader Kevin Werksman said.“Water projects, particularly those that provide water and energy security for communities are going to deliver the resilience needed as we build back our economies and communities after COVID-19.It is really exciting to have Bill join our rapidly growing water team, bringing skills across both the energy and water sectors that are complimentary to what our utilities and government clients are wanting as they significantly increase their funding of water and energy infrastructure,” Aurecon’s Water Industry Director Kevin Werksman said.

“Critical to the success of major hydropower and dam projects in the past has been a collaborative, non-transactional environment similar to that developed for Aurecon’s major water sector partnerships with WaterNSW, Sydney Water, Urban Utilities, Yarra Valley Water and SA Water,” Mr Hakin said.There are currently very few hydropower or dam projects around the world that are delivered in a common data environment (CDE) and I’m increasingly excited about the opportunities arising to change that.

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