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Canada: The City of Montréal has selected SUEZ to design, build and operate the city’s first organic waste treatment center. This 7-year contract, worth €117 million, will come into effect in April 2019.

SUEZ will build a composting facility in the Saint-Laurent borough that can process up to 50,000 tons of organic material each year. The facility will recover in compost the green and food waste produced by the inhabitants of the West Island of Montréal as well as the pre-compost from one of the city’s biomethanation centers. Commissioned in the Fall of 2021, the facility will be operated and maintained by SUEZ for a period of five years.

It is the first of five organic waste treatment centers (OWTCs) planned by the City of Montréal to recover and divert away its organic waste from landfill by 2020. Two composting facilities, two biomethanation plants and a pilot pre-processing plant will be built on four sites located on the island.

Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO of SUEZ commented on this development, “We are proud to support the City of Montréal in its policy to recover organic waste into new resources. With this contract, SUEZ strengthens its presence in Canada, where it already supports the City of Edmonton, Alberta, in the treatment and recovery of 160,000 tons of waste and confirms the Group’s commitment to provide local solutions towards a circular economy”.

SUEZ North America operates across all 50 States and Canada with 3,260 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste treatment services to 6.4 million people on a daily basis; treats over 600 million gallons of water and over 450 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 160,000 tons of waste for recycling; rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers; and manages $4.1 billion in total assets. The company posted revenues of €1 billion in 2018 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.

With 90 000 people on the five continents, SUEZ is a leader in smart and sustainable resource management. The Group recovers 17 million tons of waste a year, produces 3.9 million tons of secondary raw materials and 7 TWh of local renewable energy. It also secures water resources, delivering wastewater treatment services to 58 million people and reusing 882 million m3 of wastewater. SUEZ generated total revenues of 17.3 billion euros in 2018.

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