Veolia steps up business with industrial customers in Germany through an acquisition with expected revenue of €287 million

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Press Release: Northern Europe - Industries. Paris - Berlin, January 14, 2016 (213.92 KB)

At the 100 hectare Bizzpark Oberbruch site in Heinsberg, some 1,000 employees work in a variety of industrial companies. They include producers and processors of food products as well as manufacturers of carbon fiber and fuel cells. The 12 hectare Park Niederau in Düren is home to mainly chemical companies, which employ a staff of about 300.
 
At both locations, Veolia will supply the parks with electricity, gas, water (drinking water, process water and desalinated water), steam management services, and waste management brokering. In Heinsberg, Veolia also takes care of wastewater treatment at its own treatment plant (80,000 population equivalent) and provides logistics services. In Düren, Veolia operates a state-of-the-art gas turbine plant and a compressed air system. The objective is to work with the customers and the site owner in Düren to reduce the parks’ environmental footprint and optimize resource management. Fifty-five people join Veolia’s workforce.
 
Etienne Petit, General Manager of Veolia in Germany, says: “With this acquisition we are sending out a clear signal that we are looking for further growth in business with industrial customers in Germany. The industrial parks portfolio fits in perfectly with our approach of combining our core activities in water, waste and energy with a broad range of services specifically designed for the needs of industrial companies.”
 
The completion of the transaction is subject to anti-trust-approval.

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 179,000 employees* worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. In 2014, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 60 million people with wastewater service, produced 52 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 31 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €24.4 billion* in 2014. www.veolia.com
(*) 2014 pro-forma figures, including Dalkia International (100%) and excluding Dalkia France.

 

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