At the beginning of August, SUEZ announced it had won a new contract for the production and the distribution of drinking water for the city of Hingham, Massachusetts (United States). With a €22 million revenue over a 5-year period, with an option for another 5 year, this contract covers the operation and management of the water production plant which will provide safe drinking water to more than 35,000 users. In line with the SUEZ Shaping 2030 strategic plan, the Group is pursuing its development in the country by supporting local authorities in the evolution of their infrastructures.
With a treatment capacity of nearly 30,000 m3 of drinking water a day and a water distribution network of more than 300 km, the drinking water production plant serves the cities of Hingham, Hull and Cohasset. As part of this contract, SUEZ will be implementing an innovative asset management tool that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI), and more specifically Machine Learning, to assess the condition of drinking water distribution pipes. This technology will assist in finding leaks in the distribution system, thus helping the Town to improve its distribution network and overall operational performance, but also preserving water resources.
Nadine Leslie ,CEO North America, said: "Operating in North America for more than 150 years, SUEZ provides its expertise and know-how to U.S. citizens and businesses and strive to preserve our environment’s natural capital, while ensuring a smart and sustainable management doing so. We look forward to working with the cities of Hingham, Hull and North Cohasset."
This new reference is in addition to many commercial successes and renewals concluded since the beginning of the year in the United States. For example, SUEZ has extended its activities in Nassau County (New York) where, since 2015 and for a period of 20 years, it has been operating and maintaining wastewater treatment plants as well as the sewage network, serving 1.2 million Long Island users. As of August 1st, the teams operate a new wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 20,000 m3 a day and its sewerage network. This enables the Group to position itself as a key player in the circular economy and protection of the environment in North America, where it provides safe drinking water and wastewater services to more than 6 million users.