In Gabon, Veolia accelerates its commitments in the areas of water and electricity

Veolia Chairman and CEO Antoine Frérot visited Libreville on 22 October to meet with the President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba. He reiterated the Veolia Group’s support for the SEEG development policy, which falls within the President’s “Emerging Gabon Plan”.

The commitment was made to increasing the water and electricity production and distribution capacities of its subsidiary SEEG[1] and to implementing an ambitious employment policy that supports Gabon’s economic and social development strategy.
By January 2016, Veolia will secure the supply of drinking water in Libreville by commissioning a new drinking water production station in Ntoum, about 40 km from the capital. It will increase the current capacity of the plant by 15,000 m3 per day and will serve more than 100,000 additional people (with a total daily production of 215,000 m3 per day).
In addition, to improving and enhancing Libreville’s electricity supply, an additional 40 MW will be produced as from end of this year - equivalent to the consumption of 200,000 people.
Supporting youth employment
As part of the development of SEEG’s services, 120 new employees were recruited in 2014, and 100 in 2015. SEEG is now committed to hiring 100 more people per year in the coming years in order to sustain Gabon’s growth and meet SEEG’s needs.
The approach also forms part of Veolia's commitment to training. SEEG has the Jean Violas center, which is part of the Campus Veolia Network. It trains both company employees and young Gabonese on initial training programs. In 2014, SEEG employees received more than 80,000 hours of training.
To find out more, see the "Africa & the Middle East impact report 2014-2015"  
[1] Société d'Énergie et d'Eau du Gabon, 51% owned by Veolia. It is responsible for the country’s water and electricity distribution.