Waste recovery at Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, Brittany (France)

Chantiers de l’Atlantique, a world leader in designing, manufacturing, assembling and commissioning ships and offshore installations, has renewed its trust in SUEZ for the collection and recovery of wood, paper, cardboard and plastic waste at its shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, Brittany.
The mission

Transforming waste into new resources

The circular economy is the focus of this three-year contract to transform recyclable waste into new materials and generate energy by recovering hazardous industrial waste.

SUEZ is proposing an improvement plan to take waste recovery even further by enhancing the sorting process at source. One of the key objectives of the contract is "zero landfill".
Our solution

Adapted equipment to improve sorting at source

SUEZ supplied the shipyard with new equipment to make it easier to sort waste at source: skips, compactors, roll packers, containers, shovels and trucks.

A dedicated contract team

SUEZ has put a team of 14 people in charge of providing this contract's services.

Short-channel plastic waste recovery

SUEZ recycles and recovers plastic waste from the Saint-Nazaire shipyard at its Landemont plant in Maine-et-Loire, less than 100 km away.

A clear and simple improvement plan

SUEZ offered its customer Chantiers de l'Atlantique a clear and simple annual improvement plan for sorting ordinary industrial waste (OIW), ensuring traceability of all waste flow.
The results
Goal of 15,000
of waste recovered each year
SUEZ employees
A team dedicated to the contract