Community Based Partnership
A Community Based Partnership Model is where a local government or public utility aggregates multiple improvement projects together into single, integrated procurement, creating one point of private sector accountability for linear type projects that support environmental, social and governance goals for a community through-out its lifecycle. It uses a performance-based contract, linking the partner’s payment to specific, measurable goals. The private partner assumes both short and long-term budget and schedule risks, incentivizing best value and a whole life compliance solution. The public sector can also require its private partner to achieve specific Key Performance Indicators to create jobs and engage with minority and women owned enterprises to create resilience solutions that create green space and achieve other community and economic development goals. Additionally, the private partner can also source best fit capital to invest “at risk” portion of development work to provide an earlier start to a program which the government partner can refinance with lower cost of capital upon completion and certification of the projects that make up the program.
Anglian Water Biosolids Program
Our role is the management and operations of these biosolids facilities. This project is an alliance with Anglian Water and includes operations staff training. The alliance shares in any operational optimization gains after investment capital has been recovered by Anglian Water. Benchmarks for operations are monitored on a monthly basis by the alliance.
Black & Veatch's role is still on-going and includes management and operations of the biosolids facilities through startup and commissioning. This is in alliance with Anglian Water, and includes operations staff training.
The project includes capital delivery and operational optimization of two sludge hydrolysis (CAMBI) schemes:
Cotton Valley plant, processing over 22,000 tonnes DS/year
Whitlingham plant, processing over 20,000 tonnes DS/year
The alliance shares in any operational optimization gains after investment capital has been recovered by Anglian Water. Benchmarks for operations are monitored on a monthly basis by the alliance.
"They met a timetable that some said was impossible. It’s a tremendous feat of engineering recognized around the world." -- Anna Bligh, 37th Premier of Queensland