SUEZ strengthens its Recycling & Recovery activities in Europe with the award and the renewal of 5 contracts, for total revenues of about €100 million. Thus, the Group expands its presence in the area of Benelux - Germany, providing municipalities services and innovative solutions in favour of the circular economy.
2 contracts in municipal waste management in Germany
The Waste Management Association of Chemnitz (Land of Saxony) has organized an intensive European tender and has chosen SUEZ solutions for the treatment and the recycling of pre-treated municipal waste produced by 580,000 inhabitants. This contract, worth more than €20 million and for 5 years, will start in June 2020.
The Group has also renewed the tender for the collection and the transport of household, commercial and bulky waste in the district of Karlsruhe (Land of Baden-Wuerttemberg) with 436,000 inhabitants. This new agreement will run for a further 8 years from 2019, with a possible extension to 10 years.
Netherlands: 3 contracts for the management of household and hazardous waste
In this country, AVU1 has selected SUEZ for the collection of municipal waste of 6 municipalities located in the province of Utrecht. This contract will serve approximately 75,000 households for consolidated revenues of around €21m and 4 years. The service will be mainly provided by LNG-powered vehicles.
The Group will also guarantee the disposal and the transport of 62,000 tons of residual waste to Energy-from-Waste facilities for Cyclus, representing 8 municipalities located in the province of South Holland. As of January 2019, it will intervene for 4 years and consolidated revenues of around €24m.
In addition, SUEZ has won a new remediation contract from a construction site for a section of highway in Rotterdam, worth around €12m. More than 80,000 tonnes of polluted soil (mineral oils, heavy metals, asbestos and acid tars) will be excavated and treated by the Group. 6,400 m3 of polluted water coming from the excavation will be treated on site with mobile treatment units. After the Amsterdam remediation and rehabilitation project, this is another major success in the Netherlands and a new reference for acid tars treatment in Europe.
New treatment capacity and innovative solutions to optimize waste management in Belgium
The Group has also commissioned a new center in Huy, near Liège, for the collection and treatment of polluted soil from construction and sanitation sites in Belgium. With a total surface area of 12,000 m2, the site will have a characterization and sorting capacity of 150,000 tonnes a year. In compliance with regulations, the soil will be recovered, after characterization and treatment, and reused for development or civil engineering projects. This project is part of the Walloon Government's regional policy to promote the creation of efficient installations on its territory. It will contribute to economic development and local job creation.
Finally, SUEZ expands its activities with the pilot of an innovative collection solution alongside the intermunicipal organization Limburg.net2. To date, several systems are available in the area. OPTIMO's objective is to standardize them and simplify sorting. A single collection takes place every week, with all flows in resistant bags of different colors. They are then separated at the sorting center, before recycling or recovery. While reducing traffic, environmental impact and costs for the municipality, this system also improves the quality of flows. In this area, the teams also collect most of the waste (residual, green, bulky, plastic bottles, metal packaging, paper and cardboard...) since the creation of Limburg.net 10 years ago and until 2020, representing around €20m of consolidated revenues.
1Afvalverwijdering Utrecht: waste management organization in the province of Utrecht