Veolia will carry out modernization work that will improve the site’s energy performance. In addition to producing thermal energy that feeds the Croix-Rouge district heating, the unit will now produce 12,000 MWh of electricity - the equivalent consumption of more than 5,000 inhabitants.
Environmental excellence serving local people
Four times certified - ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment), OHSAS 18001 (Safety), and ISO 50001 (Energy Efficiency) - the Reims energy recovery plant will benefit from an efficient flue gas treatment system, which will guarantee dioxin and dust emissions 40% lower than European thresholds.
The site will also deploy an educational pathway to boost residents’ awareness of the importance of sorting, recycling and waste recovery.
A planted area will be created in association with the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne aimed at developing local fauna and flora. As part of a partnership with the French ornithological society LPO, a Peregrine falcon nesting box will be installed on the factory chimney.