If it's wet, MWH Global will make it work. The environmental engineering, construction, and management firm specializes in water-related projects or "wet infrastructure." Typical projects include building water treatment or desalination plants, water transmission systems, or storage facilitates. MWH also provides general building services for transportation, energy, mining, ports and waterways, and industrial projects. The company is active in more than 35 countries and serves governments, public utilities, and private sector clients. Affiliates of the employee-owned company include software provider Innovyze, business and government relations firm mCapitol, and MWH Laboratories, which conducts research.
MWH Global has been focusing on expansion especially in South America, the Asia/Pacific region, Asia/Pacific region, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. When it comes to projects MWH Global lives up to its name.
Among the firm's project portfolio is the Panama Canal expansion. The firm is the lead designer for the navigation locks, which will double the canal's capacity. MWH also is working on the largest energy infrastructure program in the UK. The firm is managing the project for National Grid, an international electricity and gas company.
MWH also was awarded a contract to design a drainage master plan in Qatar. The project will provide a roadmap for future investment into water and wastewater treatment and other water-related infrastructure programs over the next 50 years.
In the United States MWH completed recovery work in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The company was responsible for removing debris, cleaning the storm drains, and inspecting the city's sewer and water infrastructure for damage. The work, which was completed in 2010, also included expediting the reconstruction of city facilities, such as police and fire stations, recreation centers, libraries, and other municipal projects.
Other US contracts include drought protection and water quality improvements in Nevada and work in the Florida Everglades with joint venture partner Jacobs Engineering.
MWH Global formed after the 2001 merger of Montgomery Watson and Harza. The company has deep roots. Predecessor Ames Crosta Company was founded in 1820. – less