GLASTONBURY, Conn. – November 19, 2009 – GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation’s leading environmental, geotechnical, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today that it has entered into a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with National Grid, one of the largest utility companies in the nation. National Grid chose GEI to provide environmental assessment and remediation activities at multiple sites within the company’s territory, including New England, New Jersey and New York. Many of the sites are former manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites.
National Grid manages a mature, multi-faceted program to address the environmental, financial and regulatory liabilities associated with former MGP sites in six states. As a primary program consultant, GEI will provide consulting services to assist in ensuring compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and statutes. GEI’s specific services include program management, environmental assessments, risk characterizations, feasibility studies, remedial design, construction support, field representation, and operation, maintenance and monitoring.
“We look for a consultant that will be our partner. The company must understand our business, recognize who our stakeholders are, and be available at all times,” said Chuck Willard, site investigation and remediation program manager for National Grid. “We continue to work with GEI because we know we’re getting personalized attention from professionals throughout the company.”
National Grid is committed to the protection and enhancement of the environment, and continues to seek new ways to minimize the environmental impact of their past, present and future activities. As a primary consultant on the MSA, GEI’s goals are to also ensure a safe environment, while providing new and cost-effective solutions for remediation and reuse.
GEI has recently made significant additions to its staff and broadened its geographic coverage in the National Grid operating territories in order to optimally support this program. This includes the addition of five new senior MGP experts with extensive experience in remediation of sites in the Northeast, expansion of staff and facilities in Boston, Glastonbury, Connecticut, Mount Laurel and Montclair, New Jersey and Huntington Station, Long Island, as well as the establishment of a new office in Ithaca, New York, to better serve the National Grid program in Upstate New York.
“GEI is in business to deliver professional services of exceptional value to our clients, and we are focused on understanding and adapting to our clients business objectives and needs,” said Frank Leathers, P.E., president and chairman of the board for GEI Consultants. “Because of our history working with National Grid and its predecessors, GEI understands the importance of providing exceptional consulting services, including strategic approaches to program management as well as individual site management and engineering. We share National Grid’s commitment to returning contaminated lands to productive reuse.”
About GEI Consultants, Inc.
GEI’s multi-disciplined team of engineers and scientists deliver integrated geotechnical, environmental, water resources and ecological solutions to diverse clientele nationwide.The firm has provided a broad range of consulting and engineering services on over 25,000 projects in 50 states and 22 countries.