AECOM awarded contract for Newtown Creek Renewable Natural Gas Project

In the US, infrastructure and support services firm AECOM 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 US 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.

Construction of the purification system will begin this year and is expected to be completed by fall 2016.

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