Patrick G. Davidson joins URS


OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 7, 2003 — Patrick G. Davidson, PhD, has been named Vice President, Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) Power, at URS Corporation.

Based in Overland Park, Kansas, Dr. Davidson will manage URS’ project implementation for the electric power industry. He will be responsible for the execution of a major multi-million dollar retrofit air quality control systems contract between Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Advatech LLC, a joint venture of URS and the U.S. subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Under the terms of the contract, Advatech will design, manufacture, deliver, and install air quality control equipment at five TVA power plants. This effort will support TVA’s emissions reduction program-one of the largest such programs in the country. Advatech also is currently pursuing other retrofit desulfurization projects for electric utilities in the U.S.

Previously, Dr. Davidson served as president of the power business for a global engineering organization, where he was responsible for oversight on hundreds of power projects located throughout the world, including China, India, Ghana, and Argentina. Over the course of his 29-year career, he has been involved in the design and construction of 50,000 MW of electric generating capacity.

A licensed professional engineer in Missouri, Kansas and Florida, Dr. Davidson received his BS and PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the United States Energy Association. He also served as chairman of the American Consulting Engineers Council Energy Task Force.

URS Corp. offers a broad range of planning, design, program and construction management, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services for transportation, hazardous waste, industrial processing and petrochemical, general building, water/wastewater, military facilities and equipment platforms, and security projects.

Headquartered in San Francisco, the company operates in 20 countries with approximately 25,000 employees providing engineering services to federal, state and local governmental agencies as well as private clients in the chemical, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, forest products, mining, oil and gas, and utilities industries.


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  • The Clarion Energy Content Team is made up of editors from various publications, including POWERGRID International, Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World, Hydro Review, Smart Energy International, and Power Engineering International. Contact the content lead for this publication at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com.

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