“WM Group is proud to be part of Boccard Energy. I admire Boccard’s high level of proficiency in process engineering, which is an added benefit when it comes to CHP projects.” Hemant R. Mehta, PE, WM Group
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 18, 2013
WM Group, an engineering consulting firm specializing in engineering, optimization and commissioning for central utility and combined heat and power plants, is now a part of Boccard Energy. Boccard Energy is a U.S.-based engineering, procurement and construction firm that is a business unit of Boccard, a world leader in implementing complex and innovative industrial and energy facilities.
WM Group and Boccard Energy are participating in the International District Energy Association’s 26th Annual Campus Energy Conference Trade Show in San Diego Feb. 18-22.
WM Group brings to Boccard Energy its ‘smart solutions that work’ for clients looking for district energy, CHP and CUP expertise. WM Group President Hemant R. Mehta, PE, has nearly 40 years of industry experience. He has managed more than 100 central utility projects and helped many prominent U.S. universities, medical centers and other facilities save millions of dollars in energy system capital and operating costs.
“WM Group is well-respected with a unique background that will allow us to expand our EPC business in North America,” said Boccard Energy Chief Executive Officer Henrique Goncalves. “Together we bring a world of experience to customizing CHP and CUP solutions for a wide variety of markets, from higher education and healthcare to manufacturing to food and pharmaceuticals.”
Boccard Energy offers a full range of integrated engineering and construction services for CHP and CUP installations – at any stage of their lifecycles, from planning and design through construction, commissioning and operation.
“WM Group is proud to be part of Boccard Energy,” said WM Group’s Mehta. “This is absolutely the right fit. I’ve collaborated with many firms during my career, but Boccard comes out on top. I admire Boccard’s high level of proficiency in process engineering, which is an added benefit when it comes to CHP projects. Plus, Boccard’s proprietary 3D plant design management system allows us to produce even more detailed, construction-ready designs.”
Boccard Energy and WM Group now office together in New York City.
About WM Group
WM Group, founded in 2000 as WM Group Engineers by President and Principal Hemant Mehta, PE, is an energy engineering consulting firm specializing in the planning, design, optimization and commissioning of ‘smart solutions that work’ for district heating and district cooling systems; cogeneration/combined heat and power systems; building mechanical, electrical, plumbing and technology; and LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building standards.
The firm’s clients include universities and colleges, medical centers, public agencies, commercial real estate developers as well as other corporations and institutions. WM Group is a member of the International District Energy Association and part of the Combined Heat and Power Partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. To learn more, visit http://www.wmgroupeng.com.
About Boccard Energy
Boccard Energy Corp. offers custom engineering, procurement and construction services for CHP and CUP installations. The firm is a U.S. business unit of multinational parent company Boccard, headquartered in Villeurbanne, France. Boccard Energy is part of Boccard’s Large Project Division, which is active internationally in thermal, nuclear, biomass and diesel power; oil and gas; and industrial markets.
Founded in 1918, Boccard has grown over four generations of family ownership to become a major player in the implementation of increasingly complex, innovative industrial and energy facilities. Today Boccard comprises four divisions and 51 business units on five continents.
Boccard first established its U.S. presence more than 25 years ago with the founding of Boccard Pipe Fabricators in Houston, Texas, and has since also opened Boccard Life Sciences in Houston, providing processing equipment and systems for numerous North American industries. For more on Boccard, see http://www.boccard.com.