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SUEZ & VINCI Construction Grands Projets to build Serbia's large-scale wastewater treatment plant

  • SUEZ & VINCI Construction Grands Projets to build Serbia's large-scale wastewater treatment plant
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  • SUEZ and VINCI Construction Grands Projets sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Serbian government for the construction of the first wastewater treatment plant in Belgrade.

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SUEZ and VINCI Construction Grands Projets have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Serbian government. This agreement, signed by Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, marks the commencement of constructing Europe’s latest large-scale greenfield wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Belgrade, according to a SUEZ press release.

The Veliko Selo WWTP is designed to treat 423,000 cubic meters of wastewater daily, serving an estimated 1.5 million inhabitants. This project aims to significantly reduce water pollution, protect the Danube and Sava rivers, and enhance the quality of life for Belgrade's residents.

The development of this state-of-the-art facility will unfold in two key phases. The first phase, spearheaded by the SUEZ and VINCI Construction Grands Projets consortium, focuses on the construction of the plant. The second phase involves the long-term operation and maintenance of the facility, managed through a joint venture between Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage (BVK) and SUEZ. This phase will also include training local teams and transferring essential know-how.

Notably, the new plant will employ cutting-edge technologies aimed at environmental sustainability. These technologies include heat recovery systems, electricity consumption reduction measures, enhanced biogas production, and a potential photovoltaic power plant project for renewable electricity production. Additionally, advanced sludge carbonisation technology will increase biogas output and decrease the volume of sludge requiring incineration.

Sabrina Soussan, Chairman and CEO of SUEZ said: “This MoU is a new illustration of our ability to build relevant integrated partnerships with strong environmental value. It also demonstrates our commitment to providing access to wastewater services with resilient and innovative solutions.”

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