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Brazil - Veolia Water builds three units for the treatment of raw water and wastewater for pulp and paper producer CMPC

Veolia Water, via its subsidiary Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, has been awarded a contract for €130 million to build three units for the treatment of raw water and wastewater for the Chilean CMPC Group, a world leader in pulp and paper production.
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Celulose Riograndense, a member of the CMPC Group, has adopted the unique solutions offered by Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies for the treatment of its raw water and wastewater to comply with the very strict environmental regulations of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, where its pulp plant is located.

With more than 1,000 global references in the pulp and paper industry alone, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies is the recognized leader in the treatment of effluent and black liquor produced by the industry.

"This is the largest contract ever signed in Brazil in the pulp and paper sector. It features our best technologies, which are MBBR, for the treatment of wastewater, and Actiflo, for the treatment of the process water."

Yvan Liegey
Chairman and CEO of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Latin America


Veolia Water Wins Largest Contract in Brazilian Pulp and Paper Sector

Chilean pulp and paper producer CMPC has selected Veolia Water to build three facilities to treat raw water and wastewater at its pulp plant

Under the terms of the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contract signed in April, Veolia will build three treatment facilities using the proprietary technologies that are most appropriate for the sector.

The first unit, with a capacity of 39,600 cubic meters per day, will produce demineralized water using ion exchange and condensate polishing to supply the boilers. The second unit, with a capacity of 108,000 cubic meters per day, will treat raw water before it is injected into the pulp production process. This part of the plant uses Actiflo, Veolia's unique clarification system supported by high-speed filters. Together these technologies guarantee the flexibility, effectiveness and efficiency of the solution. Finally the wastewater from the pulp plant will be treated in a third unit, developed by Aquaflow, - a company owned by Veolia - with a capacity of 140,000 cubic meters per day. MBBR (moving bed biofilm reactor) technology, developed by Veolia Water subsidiary AnoxKaldnes will be used prior to the activation and drying of the sludge for an optimized and environmentally responsible solution. This tertiary treatment will enable Celulose Riograndense to comply with the very strict régulations governing the discharge of wastewater into the natural environment.


The three treatment facilities are scheduled for delivery in April 2015.

"The pulp and paper industry consumes large amounts of water and is subject to increasingly strict regulatory constraints all around the world. It needs effective, efficient and reliable technologies. Veolia Water is in the best position to respond to these requirements with its innovative and unique solutions."

Jean-Michel Herrewyn
CEO of Veolia Water


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Veolia Water

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services. Specialized in outsourcing services for municipal authorities, as well as industrial and service companies, it is also one of the world's major designers of technological solutions and constructor of facilities needed in water and wastewater services. With 89,094 employees, Veolia Water provides water services to 100 million people and wastewater services to 71 million. Its 2012 revenue amounted to €12.078 billion.

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Veolia Environnement

Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) is the worldwide reference in environmental solutions. With 220,000 employees*, the company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in three complementary segments: water management, waste management and energy management. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of €29.4 billion* in 2012.

* Excluding Veolia Transdev employees and revenues currently under divestment



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