SUEZ supports China’s Greater Bay area in its transition to a circular economy

SUEZ NWS has won three water management and waste recovery contracts in the Greater Bay area, for a total amount of 250 million euros. The Greater Bay area, which includes nine cities in Guangdong province and the administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao, has the goal to become the world’s 4th largest bay area in 2035, after New York, San Francisco and Tokyo. SUEZ NWS is supporting the development of this region by building and operating the industrial wastewater treatment plant for a petrochemical park in Zhuhai, Guangdong province. In Macao, SUEZ will also be in charge of the upgrade and operation of a wastewater treatment plant, as well as the operation and maintenance of a glass crushing facility for its recycling.

In Zhuhai, SUEZ NWS has formed a joint venture with Zhuhai Huigang to build and operate the effluent treatment plant (25,000 m3/day) of the petrochemical industry park in the Zhuhai Gaolan Port Economic Zone. This project represents a total amount of 200 M€ over a period of 30 years. SUEZ’s Pulsagreen solution will be deployed for the first time in the Chinese industrial wastewater treatment industry. This cutting-edge technology will guarantee the optimal treatment of effluents that can be reused by the petrochemical park’s industries, thus preserving water resources in a rapidly developing region.

In Macao, SUEZ has formed a joint-venture with Waterleau for the upgrade, operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant. The 4.5-year contract worth a total of 46.5 M€, including 23.3 M€ for SUEZ, provides for the expansion of the plant to 204,000 m3/day (from 144,000 m3/day today) and the deployment of technologies to improve wastewater treatment quality. In addition, in order to support the Macao government in waste recycling and recovery, the Group will operate and maintain a glass crushing facility for a period of 2 years and an amount of €1 million. Recycled glass sand will be re-used as road embankment.

The Zhuhai Gaolan Port Economic Zone Administrative Committee said: “We’re working with SUEZ to supply high-quality industrial wastewater treatment services to meet the park’s growing demand and rising standards for wastewater treatment. This will make the park more attractive to investors and boost green development for the Greater Bay Area as a whole.”

“We are proud to be part of the Chinese government’s ambitious plan to transform the Greater Bay Area into one of the world’s leading technology centres. This new successful example of FrancoChinese cooperation illustrates our commitment to support Chinese cities and industries in their transition to a circular economy and sustainable growth.” Said Jean-Louis Chaussade, chief executive officer of SUEZ.