PRESS RELEASE Veolia Water confirms growth in India
New Delhi selects Veolia Water to build and operate a new wastewater treatment plant
Paris, May 02, 2012 â€“ The City of New Delhi has just contracted Veolia Water to build and operate the new Nilothi Wastewater Treatment Plant serving the cityâ€™s western sector. Construction will begin in the next few weeks on this plant designed to be fully energy self-sufficient. The Indian public authority in charge of water and wastewater services in the capital New Delhi has signed a contract with Veolia Water to design, build and operate an innovative wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 91 million liters/day. This 13-year contract covers an initial two-year construction phase followed by an 11-year operation and maintenance phase. The contract is worth cumulative total revenue of 40 million euros.
An energy self-sufficient plant The plant will boost the capital’s wastewater treatment capacity at a time when the development of the city, which already shows the country’s highest population growth rate (26.4% increase from 2001 to 2011), is accelerating. Veolia Water’s treatment solution will ensure New Delhi has a plant that complies with the best international treatment and discharge standards and is entirely energy selfsufficient. The wastewater treatment used by Veolia Water will ensure the recovery of energy from the biogas produced by the sludge treatment process (digestion stage). This innovation will reduce the Nilothi wastewater service’s environmental footprint and also cut its energy bill. The treatment sludge will be recovered in the form of highly standardized compost for use by the region’s farmers. The treated wastewater will be discharged into the Yamuna River without any impact on the natural environment. With this second public-private partnership contract signed with the Indian capital, Veolia Water confirms its growth in India, just several months after being awarded the country’s first public-private partnership contract for the outsourced management of the city of Nagpur’s entire drinking water service. “New Delhi’s decision is confirmation that the solutions put forward by Veolia Water in a region of strong growth like India are the right ones. We have managed to customize our models to incorporate the requirements of environmental and social responsibility, energy recovery and ecological footprint. These notions are now fundamental to ensuring sustainable growth,” said Jean-Michel Herrewyn, Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Water. ***** Veolia Water India is a wholly owned subsidiary of Veolia Water India Africa, which covers Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. Veolia Water India Africa is 80.55% held by Veolia Water, with the remainder being held by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank Group institution in charge of operations with the private sector, and by PROPARCO, a subsidiary of the French development aid agency with a similar role. Veolia Water India Africa provides 3.16 million people with water and 1.42 million with electricity. It employs 2,191 people and offers partners its technical and managerial expertise to supply specific solutions in regions affected by water stress. Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services. Specialized in outsourcing services for municipal authorities, as well as industrial and service companies, it is also one of the world’s major designers of technological solutions and constructor of facilities needed in water and wastewater services. With 96,651 employees in 69 countries, Veolia Water provides water service to 103 million people and wastewater service to 73 million. Its 2011 revenue amounted to € 12.617 billion. www.veoliaeau.com Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) is the worldwide reference in environmental solutions. With more than 330,000 employees the company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in four complementary segments: water management, waste management, energy management and passenger transportation. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of €29,6 billion* in 2011. www.veolia.com * Excluding VeoliaTransdev revenues currently under divestment
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