Veolia Water wins two contracts in Dubai

Veolia Water has won two contracts in Dubai for wastewater and brackish water treatment and recycling installations, worth a total of 22.4 million Euros. The contracts have been awarded for two sites: Palm Jumeirah Island and the Burj Dubai Tower. VWS will be using its own patented, advanced technologies for the treatment and recycling of wastewater. The first contract, awarded by Palm Water, covers turnkey delivery of a recycling wastewater installation on Palm Jumeirah island...

PARIS, Jan. 15, 2008 -- Veolia Water, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (VWS), has won two contracts in Dubai for wastewater and brackish water treatment and recycling installations, worth a total of 22.4 million Euros. The contracts have been awarded for two prestigious sites: Palm Jumeirah Island and the Burj Dubai Tower. VWS will be using its own patented, very advanced technologies for the treatment and recycling of wastewater.

The first contract, awarded by Palm Water, a subsidiary of Nakheel, a real-estate group that is itself part of the Dubai World Group, covers turnkey delivery of a recycling wastewater installation on Palm Jumeirah island, one of three artificial islands created in the Persian Gulf that will double the shoreline of the city of Dubai.

This artificial island in the shape of a date palm tree is an economic and luxury tourist center housing hotels, houses, shopping malls and leisure facilities. With the aim of optimizing the water cycle on the island, a large proportion of the wastewater generated by its booming tourist activity will be recycled for irrigation, landscaping and for air-conditioning production facilities. To guarantee the highest water quality, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (VWS) will be using BIOSEP® membrane filtration technology.

The contract is worth 12.1 million Euros for VWS. The recycling facility, located alongside the existing wastewater treatment plant, will on its own have a treatment capacity of 17,000 cubic meters/day. The installation will be delivered in 2008.

The second contract is for treatment of the water in the artificial lake bordering the Burj Dubai Tower, which will be the world's highest on completion. It has been awarded to Veolia Water, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, by property developer Emaar Properties, one of the largest groups in the United Arab Emirates. Burj Dubai is part of a gigantic complex totaling 26 million m², which will include residential, commercial, and hotel infrastructure, leisure and entertainment facilities and a 300,000 cubic meter artificial lake, intended to be one of the most spectacular elements of the complex.

The contract won by VWS is worth a total of 10.3 million Euros. It includes turnkey delivery of the installation for treating the water of the artificial lake in Spring 2009, and management of the plant for a period of three years.The lake will be fed by previously treated stormwater and topped up with freshwater to offset evaporation. The lake water will be treated in closed circuit on a three-day cycle.

The treatment plant, with a capacity of 62,400 cubic meters/day, houses the specific stormwater treatment facility and recycling equipment treating all the water in the lake using VWS technologies: four ACTIFLO® modules, four HYDROTECH® disc filters, an ACTIDYNE reverse osmosis membrane treatment module, and a post-treatment water remineralization and sludge treatment module.

"The spectacular development of Dubai is generating substantial infrastructure requirements, particularly in the field of water. Located in a region with very limited water resources, Dubai needs to acquire sophisticated technological solutions for water treatment and recycling, like those that Veolia Water will be installing on Palm Jumeirah Island and for the Burj Dubai Tower, to support its ambitious economic and tourist projects," said Antoine Frérot, Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Water.

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is a world leader in water and wastewater services.

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