Projects and key figures

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT addresses all water challenges, both from a human and a technological standpoint. The management of this scarce resource requires a high level of expertise and commitment. This is proven by key figures and major events.

Key figures

For 120 years, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has been acting to continuously improve water management. In 2013, the Group:

  • provided 92 million people with drinking water,
  • supplied 65 million people with sanitation services.

2013 water operations in numbers:


Major water events: projects in the four corners of the globe

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT is involved throughout the water cycle. Here is a world tour of some flagship projects:

    • France: operating the wastewater treatment plant in Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin) under an 8-year public service concession agreement with revenues of €98 million.
    • Italy: strengthening the Group’s interests. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has a 6.5% stake in the ACEA group; a major player in water and energy in Italy.
    • Australia: awarding of a contract to Degrémont for managing water and sanitation services for 1.1 million people in the city of Adelaide and its environs.
    • China: signing a new 30-year concession agreement for industrial water treatment services for the Chongqing Changshou industrial and chemical park. This contract is part of the joint venture made up of Sino French Water, Chongqing Water Group, and Changshou Chemical Industrial Park Development and Construction Company.
    • India: signing by Degrémont and Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board of an agreement for the design, building and operation of a drinking water production plant extension, representing revenues of €35 million.
    • United States: signing of a contract by United Water to design, build and operate wastewater collection and treatment facilities in the city of East Providence, Rhode Island for €73 million over 10 years.
    • Malta: SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT and Lyonnaise des Eaux, through their joint subsidiary Ondeo Systems, won the largest remote water meter contract in Europe to equip the 400,000 inhabitants of the island.
    • Haiti: since the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, Aquassistance, the humanitarian association of workers from Lyonnaise des Eaux and SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, has been working to facilitate water access for the affected residents of Port-Au-Prince and the surrounding region. Experts from SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT are also helping the city’s water and sanitary services departments re-establish the flow of water from the public network.
    • Spain: Agbar wins a 50-year concession agreement for the distribution of drinking water to the city of Calvia (Mallorca), for revenues of €980 million.
    • The Netherlands: in 2011, SITA launched ReEnergy, one of the most modern energy recovery plants in the world. It produces the equivalent of the electricity consumption of 70,000 households.
    • Haiti: for three years, Group subsidiaries Agbar, Lyonnaise des Eaux, and United Water are helping the city of Port-au-Prince develop and implement a contingency plan to restore drinking water and sanitation services.
    • Qatar: Degrémont, a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, signed a contract to extend the Doha West wastewater treatment and recycling plant for €35 million.
    • Algeria: SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT renewed its five-year contract to help modernise water and sanitation services in the city of Algiers.