SUEZ announces new contracts and launches innovative technologies in water treatment

Following the creation of SUEZ’s new Business Unit “Water Technologies & Solutions”, at the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), the Group announced the signing of several new contracts across various industries while also launching new and innovative product lines.

The new contracts and innovations confirm the dynamism of the industrial water market, estimated to be at €95 billion (US$111.23 billion) worldwide.

SUEZ will bring their cutting-edge technologies to large industrial players like BP and LG&E KU in order to help them improve their environmental performance, meet their business and flow needs, and comply with regulations.

SUEZ was awarded the contract to supply a wastewater treatment system for BP’s Tangguh Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant in West Papua, Indonesia. The wastewater treatment system aims to treat 600,000 litres per day of effluents produced by a new LNG process line at Tangguh LNG plant. It will process high salinity peak and incorporate innovative water treatment technologies to remove free and emulsified oil, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOC) and non-dissolved solids. The Tangguh Expansion Project will play an important role in supporting Indonesia’s growing energy demand, with 75 per cent of the annual LNG production of this new line sold to the Indonesian state electricity company, PT PLN.

Furthermore, SUEZ will design and supply wastewater treatment systems for Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities (KU) at their coal-fired power stations near Louisville in Kentucky, U.S. These systems will treat Flue Gas Desulfurisation wastewater produced by the power stations. They have an anticipated start-up date in 2019. LG&E serves 324,000 natural gas and 407,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. KU serves 549,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia.

SUEZ also launched new innovative technologies to address its industrial clients’ challenges by optimising water treatment and reducing energy consumption. The Group launches ozonia® M, the FiltraFast™ solution, and Sievers InnovOx ES Laboratory TOC Analyser to optimise organic carbon detection.

Moreover, SUEZ announced that several municipalities in the U.S. will equip their wastewater treatment plant with Zeeweed 500D membrane technology to expand plant treatment capacity, help meet stringent discharge requirements, and reduce energy used to treat the wastewater.

Through these new contracts and technologies, SUEZ has confirmed its strategy to lead the circular economy to ensure sustainable growth for the industrial clients and communities for which it operates. And with the new Business Unit “Water Technologies & Solutions”, SUEZ is a worldwide technologies and solutions provider in the industrial services market.