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Hazardous waste treatment: SUEZ wins a new contract in China

On the occasion of the French President Emmanuel Macron’s official visit to China, SUEZ NWS has announced the award of the contract to recover hazardous waste from a Dongying Industrial Park in Shandong Province, for a cumulative turnover estimated at c. €603 million for a period of 30 years. This contract allows the Group to provide Dongying with a complete range of industrial services following the win, last September, of the city's industrial wastewater treatment contract. This ninth hazardous waste treatment project of SUEZ NWS in Greater China illustrates the Group’s expertise and ambitions in this fast-growing market.

SUEZ NWS has formed a joint-venture  with its local partners to finance, build and operate the hazardous waste energy recovery unit (ERU) in the Hekou Blue Economy Chemical Industry Park in Dongying. With a total capacity of 60,000 tons/year, the facility will provide treatment services for 24 types of hazardous waste for industries located in the park and in Dongying city. The plant will be built in two stages. Phase I, with a capacity of 30,000 tons/year, will break ground in 2020 and be commissioned by 2021.  Phase II will double the plant’s capacity to reach 60,000 tons/year.

The facility will be designed and built according to EU air emissions standards. Once Phase I of the project is commissioned, 89,400 tons of steam will be produced and supplied each year to the park’s industrial customers. This is equivalent to saving 12,000 tons of standard coal per year, thus limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

These contracts strengthen SUEZ NWS' presence in the fast-growing hazardous waste treatment market in China. The Group recently built and operates seven ERU in Shanghai, Nantong, Changzhou, Taixing, Qidong, Suzhou and Qinzhou with a combined capacity of 295,000 tons of hazardous waste per year. In Taiwan, SUEZ NWS operates the Dafa plant in Kaohsiung that provides waste-to-energy and combined physical and chemical treatment for various streams of hazardous waste (chemical waste, solvents, etc.).


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