Recycling and recovery

Lyon Metropolis assigns the operation of the waste treatment and recovery unit to SUEZ group

As part of its proactive policy to support the environment, Lyon Metropolis has assigned the operation of the Rillieux-La-Pape (France) waste treatment and Energy-from-Waste unit to SUEZ Group. The new contract, named NEOVALY, will be effective on 1st July 2019 for a period of eight years, representing a global amount of nearly 79 million euros. 

The offer presented by SUEZ was notably accepted because of the guarantees provided by the comprehensive modernisation plan for the plant, for more efficient management of the facility. Around 19 million euros will be invested to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 40% and save 14GWh of natural gas, or 3,000 tonnes of CO2.

As part of the contract, SUEZ is committed to:

  • Increasing the treatment capacity of the facility, thereby recovering 152,800 tonnes per year of waste (versus 145,000 tonnes currently),
  • Increasing available power for the district heating network by 30%,
  • Developing digital tools in order to share information and manage circulation flows,
  • Implementing four certifications: ISO 45 001 (Safety), ISO 14001 (Environment), ISO 50 001 (Energy Management) and ISO 9001 (Quality).

Furthermore, thanks to the support of Patriarche. Office of Architecture, the layout of the site will also be entirely redesigned, with a new plant architecture and a designed landscape offering an educational itinerary.



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