Veolia wins €600-million Czech contract

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement of Paris, France, won a major municipal outsourcing contract awarded by the Kladno-Melnik Water Company, located in Central Bohemia.

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement of Paris, France, won a major municipal outsourcing contract awarded by the Kladno-Melnik Water Company, located in Central Bohemia. This 20-year contract covers the production and distribution of drinking water, customer relations and the collection and treatment of wastewater. It represents a total revenue of more than €600 million over the total period.

The Kladno-Melnik Water Company serves some 240,000 people living in Central Bohemia, spread across more than 180 cities, 80,000 of whom live in Kladno and 20,000 in Melnik. The water company employs 465 staff.

“This contract consolidates our presence in Bohemia. In fact, thanks to its geographical location between our two biggest Czech water companies - PVK (Prague Water Company) and ScVK (North Bohemia Water Company) - we will be able to gain immediate benefit from the effect of synergy.“ said Antoine Frérot, chief executive officer of Veolia Water.

Veolia Water role in the Czech Republic’s markets for municipal and industrial water services is significant. The company manages water services covering 3,850,000 people, generates annual revenue of over €330 million and employs more than 6,000 staff.

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