TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SUEZ, through its business unit Water Technologies & Solutions, has signed a 12-year industrial wastewater membrane service contract with Forest Water Environmental Engineering Co. Ltd. to increase operational efficiency and wastewater discharge water quality. The two parties also signed a MOU to jointly pursue reclaimed water opportunities in Taiwan in order to alleviate the pressure on conventional water sources and promote Taiwan's water sustainability.
Having adopted SUEZ's ZeeWeed* MBR since 2016, the wastewater treatment plant ("WWTP") of the Guanyin Industrial Park in Taoyuan city, operated by Forest Water Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd. operates at a capacity of 25,000 m3/day and has shown an excellent performance so far. This long-term contract for industrial wastewater membrane biological reactor (MBR) service, which is the Group's first in Asia, aims to optimize the efficiency and treatment results of the plant. With a holistic performance protection system and the cloud-based InSight* platform, the contract will help to further reduce operational risks and improve the operating efficiency of the WWTP while ensuring the quality of discharged water.
In recent years, having recognized the importance of water resources management, Taiwan has implemented the Reclaimed Water Resources Development Act which has put reclaimed water in focus. The latest MOU on reclaimed water signed between SUEZ and Forest Water Environmental Engineering gives full play to the advantages of both parties by establishing a cooperation platform that helps reduce the pressure on water sources and stabilizes the demand for industrial water, thus promoting the sustainable development of local water resources.
Kuo Shu-Chen, Chairman of the Board of Forest Water Environmental Engineering, said, "Our company has been involved in environmental engineering for over 14 years in Taiwan. We look forward to forging a strong partnership with SUEZ, a world leader in environmental solutions, to grow the reclaimed water business in Taiwan by leveraging SUEZ's strong reclaimed water treatment capabilities and our deep understanding of the Taiwan market."
Tim Huang, Senior Vice President of Greater China of SUEZ -- Water Technologies and Solutions, said, "Providing customer expertise and products through the service model is a new model that we have been actively exploring. With this long-term service contract, our experts can directly enhance the operational efficiency of the customer's WWTP through the digital platform. Meanwhile, we can also follow up directly on the membranes with a complete replacement program. These services give our customers truly complete protection during the 12 years of operation of the MBR. We strive to be a trusted partner for our customers, providing similar services to more customers not only in Taiwan, but also in Greater China."
SUEZ has been in Taiwan since 1976 for more than 40 years and its industrial water business serves a wide range of industrial customers such as petrochemicals, steel, electric power, and electronic semiconductors. It assists industries in achieving sustainable use of water resources and building circulating cooling water for power plants systems and microelectronics plant wastewater recycling zero emission system, among other benchmark projects. In 2000, it entered Taiwan's waste market with a 20-year O&M contract for the Kaohsiung Renwu waste-to-energy plant. The Renwu plant has a daily capacity of 1,350 tons to treat municipal and industrial waste, which is then converted into energy after treatment for onsite needs of the plant and for power grid transmission. In 2002, SUEZ has expanded its business to water operations with the DBO contract of the Chengcing Lake Water Treatment Plant which provides 450,000 m3 of purified water treatment per day for the city of Kaohsiung. In 2018, SUEZ won the Kaohsiung Dafa hazardous waste treatment project as well as provided Taiwan's first municipal reclaimed water plant ultrafiltration system to produce 450,000 tons of recycled water for industrial use.
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With 90,000 people on the five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances, in line with regulatory standards. To meet increasing demands to overcome resource quality and scarcity challenges, SUEZ is fully engaged in the resource revolution. With the full potential of digital technologies and innovative solutions, the Group recovers 17 million tons of waste a year, produces 3.9 million tons of secondary raw materials and 7 TWh of local renewable energy. It also secures water resources, delivering wastewater treatment services to 58 million people and reusing 882 million m3 of wastewater. SUEZ generated total revenues of 15.9 billion euros in 2017.
SUEZ in Asia
SUEZ has been present for over 60 years in South East Asia and 40 years in Greater China in water and waste management. With over 9,000 employees and over 70 water and waste projects with local partners, SUEZ is helping authorities and industries develop innovative solutions to address climate change and sustainable resource management. The Group built over 440 water and wastewater treatment plants in Asia, supplying drinking water to 20 million people. It operates China's first PPP water contract in Macau and Mainland China's first water concession in Chongqing. It is also the leader of waste management in Hong Kong and delivers its expertise in the management of environmental services to 12 industrial parks in Mainland China. In 2017, SUEZ managed revenues of over EUR1.3 billion generated by its activities in Asia.
Forest Water Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd.
Forest Water Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd. (stock code: 8473) was founded in 2004 as the environmental arm of Rich Development. The company's core activities include water treatment engineering and construction and operation and maintenance services. It is a leader in wastewater treatment in Taiwan, best known for its involvement in the two BOT sewage network project in Nanzih District, Kaohsiung, and Luodong Township, Yilan County.