Japan - Veolia Water wins three O&M contracts for water and wastewater treatment plants
Veolia Water subsidiary Veolia Water Japan recently won three O&M contracts to provide water and wastewater services for 1,215,000 people in Japan.
Veolia Water—the only private foreign company to have won public utility concessions in Japan since 2002—has now strengthened its position by successfully bidding on the operation and maintenance (O&M) contracts for two treatment plants, in Hiroshima and Kyoto.
Veolia Water Japan has been operating the facilities since 2006 and 2009, respectively, and has now extended the contracts with a four-year renewal to provide wastewater services for 649,000 people in parts of Hiroshima and a three-year renewal covering wastewater services for 51,000 people in parts of Kyoto.
Veolia Water Japan has also won a five-year O&M contract involving all facilities used to treat drinking water for 515,000 people in Matsuyama, on the southern island of Shikoku. It is Veolia Water's first drinking water contract for a Japanese city.
The three contracts represent total revenue of €49 million over their duration and are due to begin in the second quarter of 2012.
"Veolia Water's ability to devise O&M solutions tailored to the needs of its clients and incompliance with extremely stringent local regulations—particularly in terms of the environment—and its drive to constantly improve services have allowed it to retain the trust of two emblematic Japanese cities and win over Matsuyama. The company continues to build on its position in Japan while winning new markets in a country that only recently began opening up to public-private partnerships."
Veolia Water Japan employs nearly 3,000 people and has achieved a raft of successes over the past 10 years. The company provides its full range of solutions in Japan, ranging from design, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment plants and networks to management of customer services for municipal and industrial clients.