SUEZ NWS leads circular economy development in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area with new water and waste contracts
SUEZ NWS has recently signed several water and waste recycling and recovery contracts in the Greater Bay area, including investing in a RMB 190-million industrial wastewater treatment project in the Zhuhai Gaolan Port Economic Zone, as well as an improvement, operation and maintenance contract for the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) on the Macau Peninsula and an O&M contract for a glass crushing facility in Macau. This has demonstrated SUEZ NWS’s commitment to work with the local government to push ahead with the development of a circular economy and the Greater Bay area as part of the national strategy.
In Zhuhai, SUEZ NWS has formed a 49/51 joint venture (JV) with Zhuhai Huigang Urban Resources Development Co., Ltd to invest in, build and operate a WWTP with a daily capacity of 25,000 tons to treat the industrial wastewater generated by the industrial companies in the petrochemical park of the Zhuhai Gaolan Port Economic Zone under a 50-year contract. This is the first time for SUEZ to introduce its patented Pulsa Green Carbon Adsorption Pulse Clarifier into China’s industrial wastewater treatment industry. The technology will guarantee a much higher output quality than municipal wastewater treatment plants. In future, the JV plans to recycle the wastewater for the industrial clients in the park in order to promote the recycling of water resources.
The Zhuhai Gaolan Port Economic Zone Administrative Committee said, “We partner with SUEZ, a leading provider of environmental management solutions, to supply high-quality industrial wastewater treatment services to meet the base’s ever-increasing demand and standards for wastewater treatment in the park. This will increase the park’s appeal to investors and boost green development in the Greater Bay Area as a whole, while also driving China towards reaching its environmental targets.”
In Macau, SUEZ NWS has won an improvement, operation and maintenance contract for the WWTP on the Macau Peninsula to improve its wastewater treatment quality. In addition, to answer the Macau government’s call to promote waste reduction at source and waste recycling and recovery, the Group will provide two years of O&M for a glass crushing facility. Recycled glass sand will be reused on roads in the city to reduce reliance on natural resources.
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is the world’s fourth largest bay area after New York, San Francisco and Tokyo. As part of the national strategy to develop the Bay Area as announced at China’s 19th National Congress, Zhuhai and Macau will contribute to building the Bay into a world-class shore for living and business.
On 25 January 2019, witnessed by Zhuhai Gaolan Port Economic Zone Administrative Committee Director Zhao Shijia and Deputy Director of Zhuhai Environmental Protection Bureau Lu Xiaobo, Zhuhai Huigang Urban Resources Development Co., Ltd. Chairman Xie Hua, and Goldwin Li, Regional Director of Water Operations, SUEZ NWS, signed the investment agreement for the industrial wastewater treatment project in the Zhuhai Gaolan Port Economic Zone.