Hazardous waste treatment: SUEZ NWS wins a new contract in China on the arrival of CIIE
On the occasion of the French President Emmanuel Macron’s official visit to China, SUEZ NWS has announced the award of the contract to recover hazardous waste from the Hekou Blue Economy Chemical Industry Park in Dongying, Shandong Province. The investment of the project will be at about RMB 350 million. This contract allows the Group to provide Dongying with a complete range of industrial services following the win, last September, of the city's industrial wastewater treatment contract. The ninth hazardous waste treatment project of SUEZ NWS in Greater China, it illustrates the Group’s expertise and ambitions in this fast-growing market.
As a sponsor of the French Pavilion at the second edition of the China International Import Expo (CIIE) and a global leader in the environmental services industry, SUEZ had the great honor to receive the Presidents of China and France on CIIE’s opening day on 5 November. CIIE showcases China's vision to open up to the world and build an open and cooperative world economy. The hazardous waste energy recovery unit (ERU) in the Hekou Blue Economy Chemical Industry Park in Dongying is financed, built and will be operated by a joint-venture1 of SUEZ NWS and its local partners, which is the embodiment of that vision.
With a total capacity of 60,000 tons/year, the facility will provide treatment services for 24 types of hazardous waste for industries located in the park and in Dongying city. The construction of the plant will take place in two phases. Phase I, with a capacity of 30,000 tons/year, will break ground in 2020 and be commissioned by 2021. Phase II will double the plant’s capacity to reach 60,000 tons/year.
The facility will be designed and built according to EU air emissions standards. Once Phase I of the project is commissioned, 89,400 tons of steam will be produced and supplied each year to the park’s industrial customers. This is equivalent to saving 12,000 tons of standard coal per year, thus limiting greenhouse gas emissions.
SUEZ aims to become a global leader in environmental services. We also want to give customers sustainable solutions. This project is an important testimony of our shared commitment to environmental sustainability with Dongying. We will do this by drawing on our 40-plus years of experience in China, as well as our strong know-how and innovation in Europe. Through increased investment in research, innovation and digitalization, we want to develop more innovative resource solutions that help out industrial customers cope with severe environmental challenges.
CEO of SUEZ Asia
These contracts strengthen SUEZ NWS' presence in the fast-growing hazardous waste treatment market in China. The Group recently built and operates seven ERU in Shanghai, Nantong, Changzhou, Taixing, Qidong, Suzhou and Qinzhou with a combined capacity of 295,000 tons of hazardous waste per year. In Taiwan, SUEZ NWS operates the Dafa plant in Kaohsiung that provides waste-to-energy and combined physical and chemical treatment for various streams of hazardous waste (chemical waste, solvents, etc.).
 SUEZ Tsinghua Go Higher Environmental Technology (Dongying) Company Limited, a JV formed by SUEZ NWS (46%), Go Higher (44%) and Hekou Blue Economy Industrial Park (10%).