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ARCADIS Secures US $43 Million Contract for Regional Water Supply in Central Virginia

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DENVER, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ARCADIS (NYSE EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consultancy, design, engineering and management services company, announced today that Malcolm Pirnie, the water division of ARCADIS, was selected by Henrico County, Va., to implement a regional water supply program in central Virginia. The $43.4 million contract is part of a $280 million endeavor that will span eight years, when reservoir filling commences.


Under the contract, ARCADIS with its partners (Schnabel Dam Engineering, Inc., Draper Aden Associates and Kerr Environmental Services Corporation) will provide permit compliance, engineering, design services and construction support for an intake and pumping station on the James River, and an accompanying dam and reservoir on nearby Cobbs Creek in Cumberland County. Malcolm Pirnie was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the Cobbs Creek Regional Reservoir project, assisting the counties in establishing the regional partnership, negotiating river withdrawal conditions and obtaining all necessary permits. Malcolm Pirnie's identification of this particular reservoir site minimizes the project's impact on wetlands and cultural resources.

"This project meets the water demands of multiple stakeholders – an accomplishment that speaks to the shared vision of several counties, as well as Malcolm Pirnie's water expertise and regulatory knowledge," said Sandy Robinson, Senior Vice President of Malcolm Pirnie, the Water Division of ARCADIS U.S. "The Cobbs Creek Regional Reservoir project will ensure that a growing region in central Virginia will have access to drinking water and that the rural nature of the reservoir host community is preserved."

An innovative model for sustainable water supply solutions, the Cobbs Creek Reservoir project aims to alleviate potential drinking water shortages to 2055, while providing environmental benefits to the James River as water is released from the reservoir during low-flow conditions.

For more information, please contact Jeanna Blatt of ARCADIS at 303 471 3485 or outside office hours at 303 910 6504 or e-mail


ARCADIS is an international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. We enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life by creating balance in the built and natural environment. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With 15,000 employees and over $2.7 billion in revenues, the company has an extensive international network supported by strong local market positions. ARCADIS supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Visit us at:


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