Veolia launches China’s first regeneration plant for enhanced industrial water purification

Veolia Water Technologies, a subsidiary of Veolia and a leading expert in water treatment technologies and services, has announced the opening of its first ion exchange regeneration facility in China.

The facility is equipped with advanced technology to effectively recycle used ion exchange resins, promoting resource optimization and sustainability.

Located strategically in the Changshu Economic and Technological Development Zone (CEDZ) in Jiangsu province, the new facility covers an area of 6,000 square meters with a production capacity of 60 kL/d for mobile water services and 5 kL/d for service deionization.

The design of the regeneration plant prioritizes environmental sustainability, integrating innovative water recycling systems that will reduce city water consumption by up to 60%, thus preserving freshwater resources for the local community.

Established in 1992, CEDZ is a pioneer in innovation and environmental conservation.

Recent years have witnessed significant improvements in ecological aspects such as water, air, and soil quality.

These accomplishments align with Veolia’s sustainability objectives, as evidenced by the strategic placement of the new facility within the CEDZ.

Veolia’s new cutting-edge facility will strengthen supply chain resilience for key industries, promoting environmental conservation as part of Veolia’s commitment to driving ecological transformation.

Through an investment of €10 million, Veolia reaffirms its dedication to meeting the evolving needs of industries that require a dependable source of treated and ultrapure water, catalyzing positive change across vital sectors including microelectronics, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, power generation, and the food and beverage industry.

The inauguration of the plant represents a significant milestone in Veolia’s growth initiatives within the Chinese market, expanding its range of services to better support customers and fulfill their treated and ultrapure water requirements.

Established in 1992, CEDZ is a leader in innovation and environmental stewardship. Recent years have seen significant ecological improvements in areas such as water, air, and soil quality

Veolia has recently announced its ambitious GreenUp strategic program for 2024–2027, which aims to accelerate the implementation of cost-effective, scalable solutions for cleaning up pollution, reducing carbon emissions, and renewing resources.

Water technologies and solutions are central to this program, and the new regeneration plant represents a significant milestone in advancing efforts to reduce carbon emissions and renew resources in Veolia’s operations in China.

Arnaud Valleteau, CEO of Veolia Water Technologies, stated: “As leading global experts in water technology, Veolia is committed to delivering high performance and sustainability without compromise.

This new facility aligns with our GreenUp strategic program’s goals of reducing carbon emissions and renewing resources, marking a crucial step in our journey.

We are intensifying our efforts to provide essential, sustainable solutions, recognizing the urgent need for action.

China continues to be a growing market for Veolia, and we are committed to expanding our presence and fulfilling our promise of sustainability, in line with the country’s 30:60 dual carbon policy.”

The inauguration event was attended by Qin Meng, Vice Secretary of the Changshu CPC Committee and Mayor of the Changshu Municipal City Government, along with Chen Guodong, Member of the Changshu Municipal Standing Committee, Deputy Secretary of the CEDZ Party Working Committee, Deputy Director of CEDZ Management Committee, and distinguished representatives from the Investment Promotion Bureau of CEDZ.

Their participation highlights the collaborative efforts between Veolia and local authorities to promote business resilience for the region and advance sustainable development initiatives that align with China’s 14th Five-Year Plan.

Since establishing a presence in China in the 1990s, Veolia has completed over 400 projects, demonstrating its expertise in delivering customized solutions to both industrial and municipal customers.

Source Veolia 

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