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City of Barrie picks SUEZ technology to meet wastewater effluent limits for phosphorus

City of Barrie, SUEZ, wastewater effluent limits, phosphorus

Faced with the challenge of meeting recent stringent total phosphorus effluent limits, the city of Barrie, Ontario, needed to upgrade its wastewater treatment facility. Today, SUEZ, through its Water Technologies & Solutions Business Unit, announced that it has been selected through an open competition as the membrane bioreactor (MBR) system …

Editor’s pickOperating expenditures for water and wastewater utilities approaching US$100 billion a year

Operating expenditures, OPEX, water and wastewater utilities

Operating Expenditure Forecast by Segment, 1990-2027.Image credit: Bluefield Research  Operating expenditures (OPEX) for water and wastewater utilities in the United States (U.S.) continue to climb at a steady rate, according to Bluefield Research’s recent 2018-2027 forecast. Over the last ten years, utilities’ OPEX has risen 15 …

Editor’s pickBuilding and innovating for a smart future

ArchXpo, building, innovating, smart future

The Architecture & Building Services (ABS) 2018 series officially opened its doors at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore Expo & Convention Centre. The massive three-day show which presents six key architectural and building services exhibitions and 14 industry conferences was officially launched by guest-of-honour Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister …

Caterpillar participating in WEFTEC

Caterpillar, WEFTEC, Year of Water

Caterpillar is pleased to be participating in this year’s Water Environment Federation’s Technical Conference (WEFTEC) that is currently being held in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (U.S.). For decades, Caterpillar has been assisting customers with generator sets that operate on biogas in waste water …

Sulzer further optimises financing mix

Sulzer, financing mix

Sulzer raised CHF460 million (US$467 million) in the Swiss capital market through a dual tranche bond issuance taking advantage of current favourable market conditions. The first tranche of CHF210 million (US$213 million) has a term of three years and carries a coupon of 0.625 per cent at a price of 100 per cent. The second tranche of CHF250 …

SUEZ strengthens its presence in China

SUEZ, Chengdong, China

SUEZ NWS has signed, through its joint venture Jiangsu Sino French Water, a concession contract to build the wastewater treatment plant and operate, for a duration of 30 years, the plant and the sewer network in Chengdong area, Changshu, China. The contract is worth a total of €413 million (US$479.9 million). SUEZ NWS also won the operation …