Veolia Environnement wins tender from Hong Kong Government to build sludge treatment plant

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Veolia Environnement's sludge treatment plant will have a treatment capacity of 2,000 metric tonnes per day and will eventually produce more than 20 MW of electricity. Construction will take 27 months and will be carried out by a consortium made up of Veolia Water (60%) and Leighton Asia (40%). Consolidated revenue will be €414 million for Veolia Environnement for the construction phase.

Project design, and a significant part of the works, will be carried out by Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies. Operation of the plant, under a 15 year contract, will b jointly undertaken by Veolia Water and Veolia Environnement Services, and will generate average consolidated annual revenue of €20 million. As the plant is outside the urban area, a seawater desalination plant will be used to produce up to 600 m³/day of potable water to supply its needs. The wastewater produced will be recycled on-site using advanced processes; no discharges into the sea will be made.

Antoine Frerot, CEO of Veolia Environnement said: “We are happy to be working with the Hong Kong Government to take up the challenge of dealing with the sludge from the territory’s eleven sewage treatment plants. They produce up to 800 metric tonnes of sludge per day at the moment, rising to 2,000 metric tonnes in the future. This project is the perfect illustration of our expertise as a player in sustainable development serving our clients.”