SUEZ announced the official commissioning of the Medan water production plant extension project in North Sumatra, Indonesia. The project has successfully ramped up the plant's total water production to 77,760 m3 per day to serve the city of Medan, the third largest city in Indonesia with a population of 2.2 million, with safe and reliable drinking water for a renewed duration of 25 years until 2045. The project contributes to the country's National Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMN 2020-2024) that aims to boost water infrastructure.
SUEZ has been operating the Medan plant through the joint venture PT. Tirta Lyonnaise Medan (TLM) with PDAM Tirtanadi, the water corporation of the Province of North Sumatera under a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) contract since 2001. The extension project, of which construction started in December 2017, is a response to the city's rapidly growing population and increasing demand for water stability. It covers the addition of two more production lines to the Medan plant enabled by SUEZ's innovative Degrémont Compact Units (UCDs).
Francois Fevrier, CEO of Water, SUEZ Asia, said: "SUEZ is committed to driving the long-term water stability and improving sanitation in Southeast Asia. Indonesia is a key market for growth for SUEZ in the region and the Group will continue to increase its investments, especially in water PPPs. We will also deliver the high-quality services that PDAM Tirtanadi entrusted us with, a partnership that started in 2000 between PDAM Tirtanadi and SUEZ, to help accelerate the infrastructural development for Indonesia as a whole."
Since entering Indonesia in 1953, SUEZ's footprint has grown extensively, completing more than 190 water and wastewater treatment plants, and more than 300 throughout Southeast Asia.