Wastewater treatment modernisation target in €25m Suez project, Czech Republic

SUEZ and its company ŠPVS have won a €25 million, five-year contract to operate the wastewater networks and purification stations in the region of Šumperk, Czech Republic...

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SUEZ and its company ŠPVS have won a €25 million, five-year contract to operate the wastewater networks and purification stations in the region of Šumperk, Czech Republic.

The projects include the construction of 78 km of wastewater networks, the rehabilitation of 31 km of existing networks and the modernisation of wastewater treatment plants.

A total of 75% co-funding for the project has come from the ISPA fund (Instrument for Structural Policies for Pre-Accession) and the European Union's Cohesion Fund.

SUEZ has been present in the Šumperk region through SPVS since 2001, including modernisation of the region's wastewater treatment infrastructures in the large towns including Šumperk, Mohelnice, Zábřeh, Hanušovice and Loštice.

The group supplies drinking water to more than 81,000 people in the Šumperk region and treats the wastewater of 64,000 population equivalent.

In November 2015, the mayor of Prague, Adriana Krnacova, the Czech Minister of the Environment, Richard Brabec, and SUEZ inaugurated the construction works on the extension of the wastewater treatment plant in Prague.

The construction contract will last a total of 30 months. The contract, which was signed in 2011, is worth a total of €217 million, of which €57 million for SUEZ.

The Prague city council decided to launch the project to renovate and extend the city's wastewater treatment plant following the floods in 2002 that damaged the infrastructures.

Located on Cisarsky Ostrov island, the new plant will have the capacity to treat 345,000 m3/day, or a population equivalent of 1.2 million, to a level of treatment that meets European standards.

Designed to operate even when the waters in the River Vltava are very high, the new station will be entirely covered, soundproofed and deodorised in order to minimise noise levels and to avoid any odour nuisance, according to Suez.

SUEZ holds a 99.16% stake in SPVS (Šumperská provozní vodohospodářská společnost).

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