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Last July, Bordeaux Métropole chose Veolia to manage its wastewater and storm water. Today, Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux and President of Bordeaux Métropole, and Antoine Frérot, Veolia Chairman and CEO, signed a contract for wastewater and urban storm water management throughout the area covered by the Métropole (Martignas-sur-Jalle excepted). The contract will begin on 1 January 2019 for a period of 7 years.
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On the occasion of Climate Week NYC, which takes place from 24 to 30 September 2018 in New York, EcoAct yesterday published its 2018 business climate performance report. As this study, which ranks Veolia 9th in the world for its climate action, was being published Pierre Victoria, Director of Sustainable Development, presented the Group's climate strategy.
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From 17 to 23 September on the five continents, Veolia employees mobilized around preventing occupational risks with a common goal: "Act for a better tomorrow".
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From 17 to 23 September, the 4th edition of Veolia's Health and Safety at Work Week mobilizes all employees worldwide around preventing risks in the workplace.
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On 11 September in Cherbourg, Naval Group started deconstruction operations on five first generation ballistic missile submarines (SSBN). Project manager for the global contract awarded by France’s Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), Naval Group has entrusted Veolia with the contract relating to deconstruction and recovery operations on these end-of-life submarines.
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On 3 and 4 September, in Paris, the 11th Convergences World Forum brought together 5,000 economic, political, associative and academic leaders from some 50 countries around the theme of "Make Society, Make Tomorrow".
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Between 26 and 31 August, World Water Week in Stockholm brings together 3,000 leaders from the public sector, private sector, multilateral organizations, civil society and academia on the theme of "Water, Ecosystems and Human Development" with a view to developing common solutions to the global water challenges. The event aims to identify solutions for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Veolia participated in several conferences and debates throughout the week.
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Veolia announced very strong 2018 half-year results this morning, marked by continued strong growth in business and an acceleration in EBITDA in the second quarter.
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Under this new contract, tied in with the French law on the energy transition, every year 185,000 metric tons of waste will be recovered in the form of energy in the Couëron Waste Treatment and Recovery Center (CVTD). Consequently 30,000 MWh of electricity (the annual consumption of 1,900 homes) and 75,000 MWh of heat (the annual consumption of 7,100 homes) will be produced. The heat from waste recovery will supply steam to the Nantes district heating network, as well as to an industrial site. The new contract will begin on 1 March 2019, for a period of 15 years.