SUEZ ANNOUNCES MULTIPLE BUSINESS WINS IN FRANCE: DIGITAL SOLUTIONS AND THE
CIRCULAR ECONOMY AT THE HEART OF ITS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
> AROUND 20 CONTRACTS AWARDED
> FOR TOTAL REVENUES OF ABOUT EUR1 BILLION
The Group announces the strengthening of its activities in France with the
award and the renewal of around 20 innovative contracts during the first half
of the year, worth a total of EUR1 billion.
This business dynamic is supported by an ambitious and differentiating
innovation policy, working for a more circular economy.
SUEZ is fully committed to the resource revolution, especially in France - the
Group's historic home - where 30,000 employees are already implementing totally
renewed resource management practices and supporting its customers in adopting
a circular economy. SUEZ develops innovative solutions to meet regional
challenges and issues, and to offer access to quality drinking water to the
greatest number and at the right price, but also to optimise the collection and
sorting of our waste, so that it can be used as new resources.
Marie-Ange Debon, Senior Executive VP of SUEZ Group, in charge of France, Italy
and Central Europe, reaffirms her confidence in SUEZ's growth perspectives in
France: "These new contracts demonstrate the dynamism of the Group in France.
Cities and industries are increasingly concerned about reducing the
environmental footprint of their activities, and we take great pride in helping
them to achieve this." She adds: "Deeply rooted within the regions, the Group
supplies drinking water to 11 million people in France, provides sanitation
services for 14 million people and collects the waste produced by more than 9
million inhabitants. The Group also harnesses its innovative forces in the
service of its customers, to achieve a sustainable and smart management of
resources. Every year, SUEZ recovers more than 7 million tonnes of waste as
materials and energy, produces more than 3 million MWh of green energy and 1.8
million tonnes of secondary raw materials."
* Several significant contracts, including:
- The collection and transportation of wastewater in the Hauts-de-Seine
department. This 12-year contract, worth EUR387 million will come into effect
in January 2019. More than EUR100 million will be invested in the
department's sanitation facilities. The Group will also provide several
innovations, including the development of a 3D digital model of the networks.
A predictive network management tool will also be implemented to reduce
discharges into the natural environment and to avoid the risk of flooding.
- Greater Avignon has chosen SUEZ to manage the drinking water service in 8
municipalities. This 10-year contract, worth EUR80 million, will come into
effect on 1 January 2019. The contract includes the introduction of
progressive pricing, the improvement of network yield and the securing of
drinking water supplies through works under the terms of the concession.
- Operation of the Rambervillers waste-to-energy plant in the Vosges department
and the powering of a new heat network. Evodia has signed a 25-year contract
with SUEZ worth a total of EUR225 million, including total investments of
EUR59 million for the modernisation of the plant and the powering of the new
heat network. The facility will process 77,000 tonnes of waste from all over
the Vosges department.
- Operation of the wastewater treatment plant of the Eurométropole of
Strasbourg. The local authority has renewed its confidence in SUEZ for
another 5 years and a total revenue of EUR75 million. In 2015, this facility
was the first to inject biomethane from wastewater into the natural gas
network, becoming therefore a nationwide showcase of the circular economy.
- Management and operation of the La Feyssine wastewater treatment plant (EUR35
million; 8 years) for the Lyon city authority. Aqualyon, the wastewater
treatment plant located in La Feyssine, plays a major role in the city's
environmental development. SUEZ's service offer is based on regulatory and
environmental compliance, energy performance, the promotion of assets and
social cohesion. In addition to the operation of the treatment plant by its
teams, SUEZ will also take part in the activities of biogas injection,
starting in October.
The innovative dimension of all of these contracts enables customers to improve
their performance and better meet their users' expectations.
* Several contracts for new digital services and solutions, including:
- Management of the drinking water service and deployment of 58,000 On'Connect
meters for the Durance Ventoux water syndicate in the Vaucluse department.
The Group will modernise the water service and ensure the preservation of
water resources in 28 municipalities between the Monts de Vaucluse and the
Luberon for a 10-year contract, worth EUR70 million.
- A new service, in addition of the public service delegation for drinking
water of the Saône Veyle syndicate in the Ain department, worth a total
revenue of EUR1.2 million, and including the deployment of an information
system for remote readings and the deployment of 9,600 "On'Connect" meters by
- The support of Bordeaux Metropole in its urban cleaning contract (EUR10
million; 5 years) in the historical centre, which is the busiest district of
the city. The Group developed a tailor-made solution, including the
collection of residual household waste, collections from voluntary drop-off
sites and cleaning services (roads, urban furniture, fountains, billboards,
cigarette butts). This participating service, favouring a sustainable
territory, will allow the city to become one of France's top destinations,
while making the cleanness of the district more visible and optimising costs.
- Supply of "ecowood" containers equipped with smart sensors at the collection
points for ships and companies operating in La Rochelle port. This 6-year
contract worth EUR900,000 also provides for the maintenance of this equipment
and the collection of household waste and hazardous waste that can be
recovered. Watertight skips will also be supplied to collect the sludge from
Amongst the other contracts won by the Group, we can note:
- The public service delegation of the waste to energy and materials unit
awarded by the SICTOBA(1) and the SIDOMSA(2) (South Ardèche). The 20-year
contract, worth a total of EUR80 million, includes the design, construction
and management of the future recovery facility, due to come into service in
the spring of 2020.
- Operation of the Passage d'Agen household waste incinerator (UIOM), with an
annual capacity of 32,000 tonnes, awarded by the Agen local authority for 15
years and worth EUR60 million in revenues. This contract provides for works
to improve the working conditions of employees, the sale of steam to an
industrial site and the production of electricity for the site's
self-consumption. In a second stage, the site could be connected to supply
energy to an urban heating network.
- Waste treatment for the Emeraude syndicate (270,000 inhabitants in 17
localities in the Val d'Oise department). This 5-year contract provides for
the treatment of more than 67,000 tonnes of household waste, for total
revenues of EUR32.5 million.
- The waste treatment of the Paris hospitals, AP-HP (100,000 agents providing
healthcare to 10 million inhabitants). This 4-year contract, worth a total
revenue of EUR8 million, provides for the treatment of 12 different waste
flows for the hospitals of Cochin, Rothschild, Bicêtre, Necker, Pitié,
Trousseau, Hôtel Dieu, etc.
- Management of biowaste and industrial waste for the Rungis international
market, under the terms of two contracts. The first covers biowaste
management, with a new service for the collection of more than 4,000 tonnes
per year (EUR2.8 million; 4 years). The second provides for the management
of 5,700 tonnes per year of industrial waste (plastics, cardboard,
polystyrene, etc.) produced by the contracting authority's equipment
(EUR2 million; 7 years).
- Construction of a new plant for the Morbihan water syndicate to replace the
existing infrastructure in Tréauray for a EUR6.9 million revenue.
- Construction of the new Preuilly drinking water plant for the Vienne
department water syndicate. This contract worth more than EUR2 million will
provide with the leading-edge technologies of SUEZ to guarantee
high-performance water treatment. Micropollutants will be physically
extracted using membrane-based separation techniques.
- The deployment of "Degrés Bleus", the solution chosen by the Emeraude
aquatic parks in Louvroil and Ecoeurdreville, for a total revenue of
EUR400,000. This economical and ecological solution captures the heat of
wastewater and re-injects it into heating circuits.
(1) SICTOBA: Syndicat Intercommunal de Collecte des Ordures Ménagères de
(2) SIDOMSA: Syndicat Intercommunal de Destruction des Ordures Ménagères du
With 90,000 employees spread over the five continents, SUEZ is a worldwide
leader in the field of intelligent and sustainable management of resources. We
offer solutions dedicated to the management of water and waste, which enable
cities and manufacturers to optimise the management of their resources and to
improve their environmental and business performances, in compliance with
regulatory standards. In order to meet increasing demand and overcome the
challenges in terms of quality and lack of resources, SUEZ is fully committed
to the resources revolution. By fully exploiting the potential of digital
technologies and innovative solutions, the Group processes 17 million tonnes of
waste annually and produces 3.9 million tonnes of secondary raw materials and 7
TWh of local renewable energy. It also preserves water resources, providing 58
million inhabitants with sanitation services and recycling 882 million m3 of
used water. In 2017, SUEZ achieved sales revenues of EUR15.9 billion.
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