The contract, won after an international call for tenders, is worth an estimated consolidated revenue of €270 million for Veolia Water.
The consortium includes Veolia Water (leader), OTV, Sogea and SBTPC (Vinci) and Egis Eau. Within this consortium, the engineering will be handled by OTV, a Veolia Water subsidiary and leader of the design and construction consortium and in charge of equipment, with the exception of tertiary treatment, which has been awarded to Sogea. Civil engineering work will be the responsibility of Vinci, through its companies Sogea and SBTPC. Egis Eau will be responsible for supervising the works and project management for the construction component on behalf of Veolia Water, to ensure satisfactory execution of the project and compliance with lead times.
The construction project includes the wastewater treatment and sludge treatment plant, but not the collection system for transferring wastewater to the plant, which will be the responsibility of CINOR. Work is scheduled to start in the second half of 2010 for commissioning in the spring of 2013.
Jean-Michel Herrewyn, chief executive officer of Veolia Water said: “Through this wastewater treatment concession contract, Veolia Water and the consortium aims to support the Reunion North Interdistrict Community in its exemplary project to rehabilitate the natural environment, by developing urban facilities with no negative impact on the environment in this sensitive coastal region.”