Multiple business wins for SUEZ in France

With a total revenue of about €1 billion (US$1.17 billion) in the form of around 20 awarded contracts, SUEZ has announced that they will strengthen their activities in France. This business dynamic is supported by an ambitious and differentiating innovation policy, working for a more circular economy.

SUEZ is fully committed to the resource revolution, especially in France – the Group’s historic home – where some 30,000 employees are already implementing totally renewed resource management practices and supporting its customers in adopting a circular economy.

SUEZ has developed, and is still developing, innovative solutions to meet regional challenges and issues, and to not only offer access to quality drinking water at the right price, but also optimise the collection and sorting of waste, so that it can be used as new resources.

Marie-Ange Debon, Senior Executive VP of SUEZ Group, in charge of France, Italy and Central Europe, reaffirms her confidence in SUEZ’s growth perspectives in France.

These new contracts demonstrate the dynamism of the Group in France. Cities and industries are increasingly concerned about reducing the environmental footprint of their activities, and we take great pride in helping them to achieve this,” Marie-Ange Debon, Senior Executive VP of SUEZ Group, in charge of France, Italy and Central Europe, said, reaffirming her confidence in SUEZ’s growth perspectives in France. “Deeply rooted within the regions, the Group supplies drinking water to 11 million people in France, provides sanitation services for 14 million people and collects the waste produced by more than 9 million inhabitants. The Group also harnesses its innovative forces in the service of its customers, to achieve a sustainable and smart management of resources. Every year, SUEZ recovers more than 7 million tonnes of waste as materials and energy, produces more than 3 million MWh of green energy and 1.8 million tonnes of secondary raw materials.”

Several significant contracts, including

  • The collection and transportation of wastewater in the Hauts-de-Seine department. This 12-year contract, worth €387 million (US$452.16 million) will come into effect in January 2019. More than €100 million (US$117 million) will be invested in the department’s sanitation facilities. The Group will also provide several innovations, including the development of a 3D digital model of the networks. A predictive network management tool will also be implemented to reduce discharges into the natural environment and to avoid the risk of flooding.
  • Greater Avignon has chosen SUEZ to manage the drinking water service in 8 municipalities. This 10-year contract, worth €80 million (US$93.47 million), will come into effect on 1 January 2019. The contract includes the introduction of progressive pricing, the improvement of network yield and the securing of drinking water supplies through works under the terms of the concession.
  • Operation of the wastewater treatment plant of the Eurométropole of Strasbourg. The local authority has renewed its confidence in SUEZ for another 5 years and a total revenue of €75 million. In 2015, this facility was the first to inject biomethane from wastewater into the natural gas network, becoming therefore a nationwide showcase of the circular economy.
  • Management and operation of the La Feyssine wastewater treatment plant for €35 million (US$40.9 million)over a span of 8 years for the Lyon city authority. Aqualyon, the wastewater treatment plant located in La Feyssine, plays a major role in the city’s environmental development. SUEZ’s service offer is based on regulatory and environmental compliance, energy performance, the promotion of assets and social cohesion. In addition to the operation of the treatment plant by its teams, SUEZ will also take part in the activities of biogas injection, starting in October.
  • The innovative dimension of all of these contracts enables customers to improve their performance and better meet their users’ expectations.

Several contracts for new digital services and solutions, including:

  • Management of the drinking water service and deployment of 58,000 On’Connect meters for the Durance Ventoux water syndicate in the Vaucluse department. The Group will modernise the water service and ensure the preservation of water resources in 28 municipalities between the Monts de Vaucluse and the Luberon for a 10-year contract, worth €70 million (US$81.8 million).
  • A new service, in addition of the public service delegation for drinking water of the Saône Veyle syndicate in the Ain department, worth a total revenue of €1.2 million(US$1.4 million), and including the deployment of an information system for remote readings and the deployment of 9,600 “On’Connect” meters by 2022.