Revitalised strategy and shared values to underpin renewed partnership between SUEZ and SA Water

SUEZ has today been announced as the successful tenderer for the Alliance contract with SA Water to provide production and treatment water and wastewater services to metropolitan Adelaide. 
The successful bid, worth up to $276 million over five years, will see SUEZ operate and maintain five drinking water and five wastewater treatment plants catering to the needs of around 1.2 million people. SUEZ will also manage water tanks, water and wastewater pumping stations and trunk mains.

Mark Venhoek, Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ Australia & New Zealand, said the team is proud to once again be supporting SA Water in its commitment to deliver trusted water and wastewater services.

“SUEZ and SA Water have been successfully working together for 10 years so we’re thrilled to be continuing our relationship in 2021 and beyond,” he said. 

“The partnership announced today will see the implementation of a revitalised strategy underpinned by our action-oriented Reset, Refresh, Renew vision to power an operational model that will ensure our dedicated team achieves the very high standards of service SA Water and their customers expect.”

SUEZ’s approach will feature an industry participation plan with initiatives to transform the contract into tangible economic and socioeconomic benefits for the community. An ambitious business improvement program that aims to achieve sustainable savings will be supported by the implementation of smart solutions developed by the company. This includes the AQUADVANCED® suite, a common platform designed for water operators by water operators.

Mr Venhoek believes that commonalities between the two organisations, including a customer first approach and shared commitment to reconciliation, set the foundation for a successful collaboration.

“SA Water’s and SUEZ Vision 2030 strategies share many common values that will allow genuine collaborative engagement and aligned decision making to power safe, smart, reliable and affordable solutions,” he said. 

“For SUEZ, a passion for the environment, care for our customers, respect and team spirit are what define us. This is paralleled in the capable and diverse team at SA Water who is striving to be safe, innovative, trustworthy, courageous, agile and collaborative.

“We know that our combined expertise and shared values will be formidable in meeting the water production and treatment needs of the Adelaide community and look forward to beginning the transition in the coming days in anticipation of a 1 July start,” Mr Venhoek concluded.