Two New GBB
GBB is pleased to announce two
additions to its senior management team:
Christopher A. Lund, who
the firm as Senior Project Engineer in April 2008, has been promoted to Vice
President. He will continue to be closely involved with the engineering,
construction and management aspects of the Guam Receivership assignment and, in
his new role as Vice President, he will have increased responsibilities using
his diversified engineering background to contribute to the firm's expansion.
Reardon has joined
firm as Vice President. Mr. Reardon has 25 years of business management
experience that includes diverse assignments with increasing responsibility
within engineering organizations. He has extensive Waste-to-Energy (WTE)
experience and expertise in project management, contract and subcontract
management, project control, and procedure development and implementation. For
over 10 years, he was Business Manager for Covanta Projects, Inc., where he was
responsible for managing all financial, business, administration and operational
aspects of Covanta's 975 ton per day Alexandria / Arlington and 3,000 ton per
day Fairfax County WTE facilities in Virginia.
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GBB will be present at the following
industry events. We look forward to seeing you there!
Composting Council Conference
January 24-27, 2010
Michelle Minstrell, Speaker
"Composting as a Religious Facility"
Lorman Education Services
January 25, 2010
Bob Brickner, Presenter
"Opportunities for Recycling Construction Waste and Demolition Debris"
Demolition Association Convention
Las Vegas, NV
March 21-23, 2010
Engineering Society of Detroit Solid Waste Technical Conference
March 24, 2010
Harvey Gershman, Speaker "Future of Waste Management in the U.S."
Las Vegas, NV
March 28-30, 2010
May 4-6, 2010
Harvey Gershman, Speaker
"The Resurgence of Waste-to-Energy and Conversion Technologies"
Chace Anderson, Speaker
"What is Zero Waste?"
August 15-17, 2010
Visit the conference
/ tradeshow section of our Website for a continuously updated list
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Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
8550 Arlington Boulevard,
info about GBB:
U.S Virgin Islands Government Signs Historic Agreement to Develop
Territory's First Alternative Energy Facilities
GBB Assisted with Due Diligence
and Negotiations for $440M Projects
the past few months, GBB provided expertise, as a subcontractor to the Maguire
Group, to the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) with due
diligence review of waste-to-energy proposals and assistance in negotiations for
Solid Waste Management Service Contracts for St. Thomas and St. Croix.
As a result, on August 10,
2009, Governor John P. deJongh, Jr. announced that the Virgin Islands Water and
Power Authority (WAPA) had just signed two 20-year Power Purchase Agreements,
and the VIWMA had signed two 20-year Solid Waste Management Services Agreements
with affiliates of Denver-based Alpine Energy Group, LLC to build, own, and
operate two alternative energy facilities that will serve the residents of St.
Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas. The alternative energy facilities, to be built
on St. Croix and St. Thomas, have a projected cost of $440 million and will
convert an estimated 146,000 tons per year of municipal solid waste into
refuse-derived fuel (RDF) using WastAway Services® technology, which will be
combined with petroleum coke as fuel in fluidized bed combustion facilities to
generate steam and electric power.
"This procurement is a
significant achievement for the U.S. Virgin Islands, and when the projects are
fully implemented, they will allow the Territory to reduce its dependence on
oil, recover the energy value and certain recyclable materials from its
municipal solid waste, and divert this waste from landfill," said Bob Brickner,
GBB Executive Vice President. "These are sustainable projects that will help to
provide long-term cost stability for electric power and solid waste management
in the Territory," noted Tim Bratton, GBB Senior Vice President.
GBB helped to evaluate the
projects, advising VIWMA on the needs and issues of the projects, and provided
negotiations support relative to technical and business elements of the service
contracts. The projects will provide 33 MW of electric power to St. Thomas and
St. John and 16 MW of electric power to St. Croix. Construction is expected to
start in spring 2010 with an anticipated completion date during the fourth
quarter of 2012.
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Recycling Today article by Bob Brickner and
The May edition of
Recycling Today features an article by Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice
President, and Mike Czuprenski, Operations Manager for the Southeastern Oakland
County Resource Recovery Authority (SOCRRA), on the economic impact of
scavenging on SOCRRA.
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the Guam Receiver
In a Court Order dated March
17, 2008, U.S. District Court Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood appointed GBB
to be Receiver with full responsibility for bringing the Guam Solid Waste
Management Division into compliance with the 2004 Consent Decree for violation
of the Clean Water Act. The latest information about the receivership is
of Intent Executed with Military
The Court, in its Order of July 15, 2009, directed that the Government of Guam
"use its best efforts to execute the Letter of Intent with the military by close
of business on July 17, 2009." Governor Camacho and Attorney General Limtiaco
met with the Receiver on July 17, 2009, and executed the Letter of Intent. Given
the transition in Navy leadership that occurred during that week, it was July
27, 2009, when the Navy completed execution of the document. As a potential
customer of the new system, the Military’s participation to the long-term
stability of the System’s rates is significant.
Important Layon Landfill Milestone: Letter of Technical
Adequacy from GEPA
This Final Design permit package was completed on August 5, 2009, and is the
primary supporting document of the Solid Waste Facility Permit package,
providing all the systems for Cells 1 and 2 at the facility. On August 6, 2009,
the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (GEPA) and U.S. EPA’s (EPA) deemed this
design package to be technically adequate because it addressed the issues and
concerns cited in the March 19, 2009 GEPA comment letter and subsequent GEPA
Layon Landfill Access Roads and Utilities
On September 28, 2009, the Receiver announced an intent to award a contract to
Guam-based Core Tech International for Layon Landfill access road construction,
upgrades to area roads and utility improvements. The contract, in the amount of
$26.8 million, provides for the following work: 2.0 miles of a new two-lane
undivided, secondary roadway with 12-foot wide driving lanes; 1.3 miles of
improvements to Dandan Road for safety and load capacity; 6.4 miles of sewer
lines with two pump stations; power, water, and cable utility improvements along
Dandan Road and the new access road; and turning lane improvements along Route 4
at the intersection with Dandan Road.
Construction of Landfill Operations Road and Earthwork
During the quarter ending September 30, 2009, progress in the construction of
the landfill operations road and earthwork was significantly slowed due to wet
weather conditions. As of September 30, the contractor was eight days beyond the
210-day contract period. Based primarily on delays due to adverse weather
conditions, a revised completion date of November 25, 2009 can be justified
under the contract. The contractor, however, believes that it may be as late as
early February in 2010 when their work is completed.
Service System Pilot
The SWMD initiated a pilot test of the customer service system, registration
process, and cart delivery for the Village of Umatac, beginning Monday,
September 21, 2009. The purpose of the pilot program was to address any problems
that might occur before proceeding with the full registration drive.
On October 21, 2009, the Receiver submitted its sixth Quarterly Report to the
U.S. District Court of Guam.
View the complete report.
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