New hazardous waste treatment contract in Kaohsiung
HONG KONG, May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SUEZ NWS and Cleanaway won the Dafa hazardous waste treatment facility contract in Kaohsiung, located in south-western Taiwan. The contract provides for the acquisition of the plant by the two partners for NT$1.3 billion and its operation by Cleanaway SUEZ , a new joint venture (JV) set up between SUEZ NWS (29%), Cleanaway (29%) and Taiwan’s RSEA (42%). This contract marks another significant milestone in SUEZ NWS’s development in Taiwan. The Group is already active in Kaohsiung where it currently operates the waste-to-energy plant in Renwu District and the Chengcing Lake water treatment plant.
The Dafa hazardous waste treatment plant in Kaohsiung was built in 2004 with a designed capacity of 29,200 tons/year. It provides incineration services and combined physical and chemical treatment for various streams of hazardous waste (chemical waste, solvents, etc.). Cleanaway SUEZ will upgrade the plant’s treatment facilities and will then build an extension to maximize its performance and treatment capacity. It will operate the plant in compliance with the most rigorous international safety standards, as well as national and EU standards on off-gas emissions. Cleanaway SUEZ will also build an advanced facility to treat the contaminated liquids produced by waste treatment for recycling as process water, thus enabling water savings. This contract will optimize the environmental and economic performance of the plant, while complying with the most stringent regulatory standards.
Bertrand Camus, Senior Executive VP of SUEZ in charge of Africa, Middle East, India, Asia and Pacific, said, "Through this new partnership, SUEZ will bring Taiwan the benefits of its global expertise in hazardous waste treatment. More importantly, this contract illustrates our commitment to help our industrial clients satisfy the highest environmental standards while ensuring the safety of our employees, suppliers and partners. Working with our Taiwanese partners, we will meet the challenge of waste recycling and recovery in Taiwan."
Present in Taiwan since 1995, SUEZ provides water treatment processes and services for hundreds of companies in the petroleum, chemical, steel and electronic semiconductor industries. The Group entered the emerging waste treatment market in 2000 through a 20-year operation and maintenance (O&M) contract at the Renwu waste-to-energy plant in Kaohsiung. The plant recovers 1,350 tons of municipal and industrial waste per day, converting it into energy to supply the plant and other end-users via the power grid. In 2002, the Group extended its business portfolio to municipal water treatment when it won a DBO contract to design, build and operate the Chengcing Lake water treatment plant in Kaohsiung. Currently managed by the Group, it supplies up to 450,000 cubic meters of drinking water daily for the city’s inhabitants.
Representatives of SUEZ NWS, Cleanaway, and RSEA Engineering Corporation sign the agreement to establish a new joint venture Cleanaway SUEZ to co-operate the Dafa hazardous waste treatment facility in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
 Cleanaway Company Limited
 Cleanaway SUEZ Environmental Resources Co., Ltd
 RSEA Engineering Corporation
SUEZ NWS Limited
SUEZ NWS Limited
SUEZ NWS Limited ("SUEZ NWS") is a joint venture between SUEZ and NWS Holdings Limited that encompasses four essential business segments – Water Management, Recycling and Waste Recovery, Water Treatment Infrastructure and Consultancy in the Greater China region. With 8,000 employees and over 70 joint ventures with local partners, SUEZ NWS is helping authorities and industries develop innovative solutions to address climate change and sustainable resource management. It has built over 260 water and wastewater treatment plants in Greater China, supplying drinking water to 20 million people. It is a leading operator of waste management in Hong Kong and delivers its expertise in the management of environmental services to 11 industrial parks in Mainland China.
Cleanaway Company Limited
Founded in 1999, Cleanaway Company Limited is committed to providing one-stop cleaning and treatment services for general waste, industrial waste, and hazardous waste as well as soil remediation. It operates intermediate solidification treatment facilities for toxic heavy metals and disposal and dump sites.
RSEA Engineering Corporation
Founded in the 1950s, RSEA Engineering Corporation is a publicly-owned company in Taiwan. It has undertaken major public utilities projects for the 101 Building and the snowy mountain tunnel in Taipei as well as the subway in Kaohsiung and Taipei.
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