Veolia Water Technologies inaugurates first regeneration plant in China  

Veolia Water Technologies — a subsidiary of Veolia and a specialist in water treatment technologies and services — has inaugurated its first ion exchange regeneration facility in Changshu, China, on 15 May 2024. This €10m investment marks a milestone in Veolia’s growth initiatives within the Chinese market, expanding its scope of services to meet customers’ treated and ultrapure water (UPW) needs.

Its design of the regeneration plant which integrates water recycling systems will reduce city water consumption by up to 60%, preserving freshwater resources for the local community. Its technology recycles spent ion exchange resins, promoting resource optimisation and sustainability.

Mayor of the Changshu Municipal City Government; Deputy Director of CEDZ Management Committee; and representatives from CEDZ Investment Promotion Bureau graced the inauguration event

Located in the Changshu Economic and Technological Development Zone (CEDZ) in Jiangsu province, the new facility spans 6,000m2 with a production capacity of 60kL/d for mobile water services and 5kL/d for service deionisation. Aligned with the government’s sustainability goals, Veolia placed its new facility within the CEDZ, which was established in 1992.

Veolia’s new facility will enhance supply chain resilience for key industries such as microelectronics, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, power generation, and the F&B

Veolia recently unveiled its GreenUp strategic programme for 2024-2027, accelerating the deployment of affordable, replicable solutions that depollute, decarbonise, and regenerate resources.

“Aligned with our GreenUp strategic programme in terms of decarbonisation and resource regeneration, this new facility marks a pivotal step in our journey,” said Veolia Water Technologies CEO Arnaud Valleteau. “China remains a growth market for Veolia, and we are dedicated to expanding our presence and delivering on our promise of sustainability, in line with the country’s 30:60 dual carbon policy.”

The new regeneration plant is a milestone in advancing decarbonisation and resource regeneration efforts in the company’s operations in China

The collaborative efforts between Veolia and local authorities will drive business resilience for the region and advance sustainable development initiatives that align with China’s 14th Five-Year Plan. Since Veolia’s establishment in China in the 1990s, the company has executed more than 400 projects, delivering tailored solutions to both industrial and municipal customers.

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