SUEZ helps Qingdao achieve high-quality urban development by providing customized water solutions
Due to global warming, the coastal resort city of Qingdao faces freshwater scarcity challenges. Currently, Qingdao relies on water diversion from the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers for more than 90% of its municipal water supply, resulting in significant quality changes to its raw water. The local government has set an ambitious goal of improving the quality of the urban water supply, the taste of drinking water, and the safety and security of drinking water treatment infrastructure. To this end, SUEZ not only operates and manages two water treatment plants (WTPs), which account for approximately 85% of the main city’s total water supply, but also improves the quality of drinking water by leveraging SUEZ’s world-class technology and expertise to enhance customer satisfaction and well-being.
The Dongjiakou Economic Development Zone in the west wing of Qingdao aims to "become an important growth pillar of Qingdao’s industrial economy". Within the economic zone, it is important to enforce high standards for wastewater treatment while mitigating unnecessary investment duplication in environmental treatment by enterprises. Drawing upon its technical expertise and management experience with industrial parks, SUEZ provides customized, centralized treatment solutions for industrial and municipal wastewater to reduce environmental treatment costs and help position the area as one of China’s model zones for the circular economy.
Invested and built major livelihood projects to improve the quality of drinking water according to local conditions
Helping steel companies achieve 100% reuse of industrial wastewater
- SUEZ has been rooted in Qingdao for 20 years. Our water project was the first Sino-foreign joint venture in Qingdao’s utilities sector and was recognized by the local government regulators for management innovation.
- Our industrial WWTP reuses 100% of its enterprise customers’ grey water. This enables the recycling of water resources and is the epitome of the circular economy in the zone.
- Our centralized wastewater treatment solution in the zone frees enterprises from making duplicate investments in environmental treatment and reduces environmental treatment costs. It also facilitates regulation by government authorities and environmental agencies and makes the zone more attractive to investors.