ARCADIS Wins Top Engineering Industry Excellence Awards

           ARCADIS Wins Top Engineering Industry Excellence Awards

PR Newswire

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., April 30, 2012

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT:
ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management
services company, has received top awards, the Grand and Honor awards, from
two of the engineering industry's most recognized associations in the U.S.,
the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), and the American Academy
of Environmental Engineers (AAEE) for innovative design projects.

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The Grand Award in ACEC's Waste & Storm Water Category and in AAEE's
Industrial Waste Practice category went to Malcolm Pirnie, the Water Division
of ARCADIS, for co-digestion and combined heat and power improvements at the
Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility. The Pirnie/ARCADIS
project team designed the nation's first zero net energy wastewater treatment
plant, capable of producing 100 percent of its own power using renewable
digester gas.

"Receiving top awards from industry organizations such as ACEC and AAEE is
truly a great honor," said Steve Blake, chief executive officer for ARCADIS
U.S. "Our design team took a complex challenge and applied an innovative
solution to use whey waste from a nearby yogurt plant to generate enough
energy to fully power the plant, balancing the needs of a community with
stewardship for our environment."

Bioengineering ARCADIS LLC, a small business venture established as a U.S.
Small Business Association mentor-protege entity, was recognized with Honor
Awards from the ACEC and AAEE for its work on the New Orleans Gulf
Intracoastal Waterway West Closure Complex Pump Station, the world's largest
stormwater pump station and a critical element in a federally mandated
Hurricane Storm Damage Risk Reduction System for New Orleans. The joint
venture participated in the design team management for major project
components including flood walls, levees, a navigable gate, and provided the
engineering design of the unique and massive $350 million pump station.

"Working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and contractor using the ECI
process, we were able to complete the project in record time," said Dennis
Kamber, senior vice president for ARCADIS U.S. "We believe the work done in
New Orleans will be viewed as a global example of water management engineering
at its best."

In addition, ARCADIS won a second AAEE Honor Award in the category of
operations/management for the Columbus Professional Program Management
project. The ARCADIS team served as professional program manager to the city
of Columbus to successfully meet the Ohio EPA's deadline and the city's goal
of protecting its rivers from sewer overflows and establish Columbus as a
leading community in which to live, work and raise a family.

"The city's ability to prosper in the coming decades is directly connected to
our ability to ensure clean and safe waterways for future generations,"
according to Andrew Ginther, public utilities chair for Columbus.

For more information, please contact Debra Havins of ARCADIS at 303-471-3485
or Debra.Havins@arcadis-us.com. 

About ARCADIS:
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 environments. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements,
maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With 21,000
employees and more than $3.2 billion in revenues, the company has an extensive
international network supported by strong local market positions. ARCADIS
supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge andexpertise to improve the quality of
life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Visit us at:
www.arcadis-us.com.

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