Dubai Sports City and Veolia join forces to recycle

Dubai Sports City (DSC) and Veolia have joined forces to recycle wastewater and literally help to create a greener environment.
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  • 10-year agreement for Veolia’s local operations and maintenance company Moalajah to manage, maintain and enhance wastewater facilities within DSC’s 50 million square feet mixed-use development 
     
  • Water to irrigate the numerous sports facilities and maintain trees and bushes within Dubai Sports City 
     
  • DSC Chief Financial Officer Vijjay Sajjanhar: “We are extremely pleased that Veolia will be running our wastewater facilities…With the number of people living and playing sport within Dubai Sports City growing rapidly, this form of recycling is the ideal way to ensure the environment for those people remains world-class” 
     
  • Veolia CEO, Gulf Countries, Xavier Joseph: “We are delighted to have been chosen to service Dubai Sports City. The win is based on our outstanding track record of providing innovative solutions for the recycling and recovery of water, waste and energy”

Dubai, UAE - September 21, 2014DSC has signed a Concession Agreement and Veolia – through its local operations and maintenance company Moalajah – has been appointed to manage, maintain and enhance wastewater facilities within the 50 million square-feet mixed-use development for a period of 10 years.

Veolia will operate and look after DSC’s own sewerage treatment plant, and the resultant high-quality recycled wastewater and treated effluent will be used to irrigate the vast array of sports facilities and gardens within the community.

This includes The Els Club’s 18-hole championship golf course, the ICC Academy’s two full-sized cricket ovals and adjoining practice pitches, plus the Dubai International Stadium, the numerous football pitches used by the Spanish Soccer Schools coaching programme and the rugby pitches too.

The large amount of greenery around the various communities within Dubai Sports city, including Victory Heights, will also benefit.

And the treated water will also be available for use by companies and communities outside of DSC, as required.

Commenting on the agreement, Dubai Sports City’s Chief Financial Officer Vijjay Sajjanhar said: “We are extremely pleased to have Veolia running the wastewater facilities within Dubai Sports City.

“We have already been recycling our wastewater, but alongside Veolia’s local operations and maintenance company Moalajah we look forward to this area of operation going from strength to strength.

“With the number of people living and playing sport within Dubai Sports City growing rapidly, this form of recycling is the ideal way to ensure the environment for these people remains world-class.

“The contract was awarded by GIFM, who hold the Master Concession Agreement, based on excellent results achieved regionally and globally by Veolia and we look forward to working closely with its local team over the next decade.”

Xavier Joseph, CEO, Gulf Countries, Veolia said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to service Dubai Sports City.

“The win is based on our outstanding track record of providing innovative solutions for the recycling and recovery of water, waste and energy.

“Our pioneering systems produce secondary resources which further complements our collaborative activities in each region, enabling us to close the loop of value creation at every stage of the resource life cycle.”

Assets owned by Dubai Sport City include a sewerage system that consists of sewers, a pumping station and a sewage treatment plant which includes a Membrane Bio-Reactor with a capacity of 25,000 m3/day.

In addition, Dubai Sports City also owns a reverse osmosis (RO) plant (800 m3/day) adjoining the sewage treatment plant in order to supply polished ‘sweet water’ to other clients.
 

 
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About Dubai Sports City
 
Dubai Sports City (DSC) is a 50-million square feet mixed use development that will be the world’s first integrated purpose-built sports city. The development is being built around five major sports venues and features a series of major sports academy facilities.
 
Already fully operational is the 25,000-seat capacity Dubai International Stadium, an 18-hole championship golf course The Els Club – Ernie Els’ first golf course design concept in the Middle East – and its state-of-the-art Clubhouse including multiple dining options, the International Cricket Council (ICC) head office and the ICC Academy, the Dubai Sports City Academies Campus including a full-sized Indoor Dome (believed to be the only one if its kind in the UAE) which is home to Spanish Soccer Schools runs by former Real Madrid and Spain legend Michel Salgado and includes outdoor grass and artificial turf pitches, and the Butch Harmon School of Golf.
 
The Victory Heights golf course villa community, set on the fairways of the prestigious Els Club golf course, is thriving, and also located in DSC is the Bradenton Preparatory Academy, an American curriculum school managed by GEMS Education that has been open since 2009.
 
Access to Dubai Sports City is now easier than ever with the opening of the Hessa Street extension and the start, on 1 March, of the first bus service to Dubai Sports City, the F29, starting from the Mall of the Emirates.

About Veolia

Veolia is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 200,000 employees* worldwide, the company 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, protect and conserve available resources, and to replenish them.
 
In 2013, Veolia supplied 94 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced 86 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 38 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) recorded revenue of €22.3 billion* in 2013.
 
(*) Excluding Transdev employees and revenue currently under divestment