Hanson reaches 30 years of service to natural gas transmission industry

Hanson recently achieved another milestone: 30 years of service to our natural gas transmission and utility clients. We have grown our capabilities over the years, and we now bring an expanded range of value-added services to support capacity upgrade and system renewal projects throughout the Midwest, Florida and Texas. Our first projects were built around …
Posted on September 30, 2020

A day in the life of Matt Heyen

Matt Heyen, P.E., an assistant vice president and Hanson’s power operations lead, serves clients from his home office. With a family that includes a wife who is an essential worker as a principal of a middle school, two boys in school sports and a full complement of design and construction projects to manage, my daily …
Posted on September 30, 2020

Planning, coordination lead to best way to access project construction site

As engineers, we pay close attention to the design of the infrastructure we develop, but we may overlook what it takes for contractors and material to access the project during construction. In many instances, the construction access for a designated project location can have a great effect on overall project costs. When developing construction access, …
Posted on August 19, 2020

GIS boosts data functionality for geotechnical, groundwater jobs

Whether information for a project is gathered in the field or from previously conducted studies, the input is incredibly valued by our clients and is the backbone of our business, especially when it comes to the geotechnical and groundwater aspects of our services. But what good is data if it is not used to its …
Posted on August 19, 2020

Close coordination during land acquisition process can advance projects

The land acquisition specialists at Hanson work closely with landowners, government agencies and community organizations to gain support for projects. These projects can be initiated by electric and gas utilities, departments of transportation, municipalities and other entities that need land rights. Building relationships, communication, decision-making and negotiation are key to the success of the land …
Posted on August 19, 2020

Hanson continuing to meet power clients’ needs during pandemic

To put it mildly, the business world has changed quickly over the last month. March began under normal operations, with only hints of a concern over an unknown virus in the U.S., and ended with shelter-in-place orders, a tumbling stock market and an unknown future about how long the coronavirus situation would last. Time has …
Posted on April 09, 2020

Illinois proposes stricter rules for coal combustion residual surface impoundments

Environmental compliance guidelines on how coal-fired power plant surface impoundments treat, store or dispose of coal combustion residuals (CCR) have been in flux for the past five years in Illinois. Hanson has extensive knowledge and involvement with the management of CCR from power-generating facilities and has been preparing for the forthcoming changes in the industry. …
Posted on January 17, 2020

Power Profile: Rhonald Hasenyager

Rhonald Hasenyager, P.G., R.G., a senior geologist at Hanson who joined the company in 2006 and has and has 30 years of groundwater monitoring experience, does not have a conventional workday. He might be at his desk in the Springfield, Illinois, headquarters, poring over groundwater data, or he could be collecting that data on a …
Posted on January 17, 2020

Savvy solutions help manage coal combustion residuals under dynamic regulations

One of the major challenges faced by power companies that produce electricity with coal is how to handle the ash and other byproduct materials left over after the coal has been burned. This material is commonly referred to as coal combustion residuals (CCR). Recent events around the United States involving coal ash storage impoundments put …
Posted on September 04, 2019

Hanson evaluates rail operations to support CCR export for beneficial reuse

Hanson is completing a rail infrastructure assessment and rail capacity and operations analysis for a Midwestern coal-fired power plant to determine how it can export all of its coal combustion residuals (CCR) in the future. The export of these products for beneficial reuse supports the plant’s overall corporate goals. The project involved evaluating existing client …
Posted on August 30, 2019