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Veolia wins 1st-ever long-term concession sanitation project in Japan

Veolia has been chosen to manage sewage water in the city of Hamamatsu, winning the first ever long-term concession sanitation project in Japan

The city of Hamamatsu (population 800,000) has chosen Veolia to manage its sewage network and the facilities in Seien, Hamana and Akura on a 20 year contract. It is the first long-term concession contract for municipal wastewater management in Japan.

Veolia will operate, maintain, and modernize the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The Group will optimize both the operation of the plant and costs. It will improve remote monitoring and management for the facility.

As of April 2018, the plant will treat up to 200,000 cubic meters of wastewater a day.

The contract is the first of a new type of public-private partnership promoted by the Japanese government. It is a “consumer-pays” project in which end-users will pay for wastewater treatment on the basis of their consumption.

Régis Calmels, Veolia Asia Zone Director commented:

“We are very proud that, together with the trust of Japanese local government, our expertise and know-how allows Veolia to be the only foreign private operator to have obtained public service delegations in a country that has recently opened up to public-private partnerships,” explained

To implement the project, Veolia has formed a consortium with JFE Engineering Corporation, ORIX Corporation, Suyama Construction and Tokyu Construction.

Veolia has managed water and sanitation in several cities in Japan since 2002, in particular in Hiroshima. Near Tokyo and Nagoya, Veolia provides waste management and recycling services at its Ecos Factory, Green Loop and Nisen factories. Together with Takeei, the Group operates biomass units in Tsugaru and Hanamaki, Veolia’s first energy projects in Japan.


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