Suez wins £893m contract for wastewater treatment plant in China

WCN Editorial Team 12 Sep 2019 ASIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Suez NWS, a joint venture between French environmental services provider Suez and NWS Holdings, has been selected for a €1bn (£893m) wastewater treatment contract in Dongying Chemical Industry Park in Shandong province, China.

Under the terms of the contract, Suez NWS will construct and operate a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 26,000m³ per day, offering centralised treatment of industrial wastewater streams in the Industry Park. The plant will also have the capacity to meet the growing wastewater treatment demand from future park projects.

Construction is expected to begin later in 2019 and be completed in 2020. Suez NWS will operate the plant for 48 years.

The facility will be equipped with advanced treatment processes to ensure the production of high-quality treated wastewater in compliance with the environmental standards in force and to reuse 40% of the water to be supplied to the industries at the Park.

SUEZ CEO Bertrand Camus said: “This contract strengthens our presence in Shandong Province and highlights our ambition to develop our activity on the industrial market, at both local and international levels. Since 2002, SUEZ NWS has supported the city of Qingdao in the distribution of drinking water to 2.5 million inhabitants and the management of urban and industrial wastewater.

“This new show of confidence from local authorities also reaffirms our commitment to supporting industries in their transition to a circular economy and sustainable growth. The Group is already providing its expertise to 13 industrial parks in China, including the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP), one of the largest petrochemical facilities in Asia.”

Dongying, an important oil base in the country, whose Industry Park hosts several key players in the petrochemical industry, has been striving to become a safe, high-end park pursuing green growth. In 2018, the total value of the industrial output at the Park exceeded RMB100bn (£11.4bn).

Dongying District Party Committee deputy secretary and district head Wang Feng said: “We hope that SUEZ NWS will exert its rich experience in the construction, operation and management of wastewater treatment plants in this project to promote the centralized treatment of wastewater in the park and concentrate on emission to effectively improve the district’s environment.

“We also hope that it can improve the efficiency of water use, solve the predicament between industrial water supply and demand, and comprehensively accelerate the park’s upgrade.”

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Image: Suez to build wastewater treatment plant in China. Photo: Courtesy of Suez.

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