Veolia’s waste recycling & recovery business has secured contracts worth €282m for the production of recycled raw materials and clean energy.

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Of all the contracts, around €122m worth of contracts are new and the remaining are extended contracts.

Veolia has been awarded a €105m contract by Greater Rochefort to operate a waste-to-energy plant in Echillais, southwestern part of France for a period of 12 years.

Expected to be opened in the second half of 2017, the Echillais waste-to-energy plant will generate 28GWh of electricity that will be bought by the national grid operator EDF.

The 25GWh of low heat generated at the plant will be supplied to the French Air Force’s Rochefort – Saint-Agnant Air Base (BA 721).

Veolia will build and operate a Recycl’Inn waste drop-off center on behalf of Cergy-Pontoise in Paris, under a delegated public service contract.

The Recycl’Inn sorting area has been designed for improved waste sorting, with, in particular, a hazardous household waste bay and a Recy’shop for reusable/recyclable waste.

Additionally, several local authorities have extended their contracts with Veolia’s waste recycling and recovery business.

The extended contracts include a seven-year contract with Greater Limoges for €49m, a five-year contract with Sidma Coeur Pays d’Auge for €24m, a five-year contract with Greater Quimper for €12m and a three-year contract with the Eure joint association for the study and treatment of household waste for €6m.

All these contracts will come into effect this year.

Veolia France waste solutions CEO Bernard Harambillet said: "The renewal of these contracts is evidence of the trust our customers have in our teams. Each renewal is an opportunity to present new innovations to our customers, and services that match their new expectations through our local organizational structures."

In July this year, Veolia was selected to take part in the transformation of the Syndicat Interdépartemental d’Assainissement de l’Agglomération Parisienne (SIAAP) wastewater plant in Clichy, France.

Image: The Recycl’Inn sorting area has been designed for improved waste sorting. Photo: Courtesy of Veolia.