Suez JV awarded industrial wastewater treatment project in China

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Suez, through its local joint venture Jiangsu Sino French Water Co Ltd, has secured a 30-year, build-and-operate contract for an industrial wastewater treatment plant in Changshu, China.

Aerial view of the planned Industrial Wastewater Treatment Project  in Changshu.
Aerial view of the planned Industrial Wastewater Treatment Project in Changshu.

Located in the Changshu Economic and Technological Development Zone, the €37 million project has a daily treatment capacity of 15 000 m3. The treatment plant is expected to be commissioned in 2024.

Jiangsu Sino French Water, a 65/35 equity joint venture between Changshu Urban Construction Public Assets Management Co Ltd and Suez, will be responsible for designing, constructing and operating the wastewater treatment plant, which will help the many chemical companies in the park meet strict discharge standards.

“For over 15 years, Changshu and Suez have forged a powerful partnership that has driven strong growth for the city’s water business,” said Jin Ke, chairman of Jiangsu Sino French Water. “This new collaboration represents the diversification and upscaling of our cooperation.”

“We are proud to deepen a long-standing and much valued partnership with the City of Changshu,” said Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Suez. “The work we're doing together serves as a model of how a successful partnership based on mutual trust, deep respect and the development of shared goals can thrive to bring success over the long term. It also underlines our ability to provide a holistic offer in environmental services, covering the entire water cycle, to support the resource protection of the city.”