Suez expands waste management services across Europe

Suez expands waste management services across Europe

Paris-based group announces five waste contracts in Germany, Netherlands.

October 31, 2018

Suez, an environmental services firm based in Paris, is expanding its services in Europe with the award and renewal of five waste contracts worth €100 million in revenue, including two municipal waste management contracts in Germany and three contracts to manage household and hazardous waste in the Netherlands.


In a press release, the company says the Germany-based Waste Management Association of Chemnitz has organized an intensive European tender and has chosen Suez for the treatment and the recycling of pre-treated municipal waste produced by 580,000 inhabitants. The five-year contract is worth more than €20 million and will start June 2020.


Suez also renewed the tender for the collection and the transport of household, commercial and bulky waste in the district of Karlsruhe,Germany with 436,000 inhabitants. The new agreement will run eight years, with a possible 10-year extension.


In the Netherlands, the company has won three contracts for the management of household and hazardous waste. AVU in the Utrecht province has selected Suez to collect municipal waste in six municipalities. The four-year contract will service 75,000 households with revenues of approximately €21 million. The service will be mainly provided by LNG-powered vehicles. 


The company says it will also guarantee the disposal and the transport of 62,000 tons of residual waste to energy-from-waste facilities for Cyclus in South Holland. As of January 2019, the four-year contract will generate revenues around €24 million, the company says.


In addition, Suez has won a new remediation contract from a construction site for a section of highway in Rotterdam worth €12 million. The group will excavate and treat more than 80,000 tons of polluted soil. Polluted water coming from the excavation will be treated on site with mobile treatment units, according to the company.


The group has also commissioned a new center for the collection and treatment of polluted soil from construction and sanitation sites in Belgium.


The site will have a characterization and sorting capacity of 150,000 tons per year. In compliance with regulations, the soil will be recovered after characterization and treatment and reused for development or civil engineering projects.


Suez says the project is part of the Walloon Government's regional policy to promote the creation of efficient installations on its territory. It will contribute to economic development and local job creation.


Finally, Suez expands its activities with the pilot of an innovative collection solution alongside the inter-municipal organization To date, several systems are available in the area.


The system’s objective is to standardize and simplify sorting, Suez says. A single collection takes place every week, with all flows in resistant bags of different colors. They are then separated at the sorting center before recycling or recovery.


While reducing traffic, environmental impact and costs for the municipality, the system also improves the quality of flows.