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News Spain: Madrid selects Veolia Water for wastewater treatment

The public company Canal Isabel II, which is in charge of water services in the Madrid area, has awarded a contract for the management of Spain's biggest wastewater treatment plant (in terms of daily flows treated) to a consortium headed by Veolia Water. It covers the operation and maintenance of the "South" plant, the main treatment plant for Madrid.

The four-year contract, which has a two-year extension clause, is worth cumulative revenue of approximately €16.4 million for Veolia Water.

The facility treats the wastewater for an equivalent population of close to 3 million and has a maximum capacity of 560,000 cubic meters per day. Contributing to sustainable development, the plant is equipped with a sludge digestion unit that uses cogeneration to produce 18,500 MWh of electricity per year to supply all of the plant's own needs.

This is the second operation and maintenance contract to be awarded to Veolia Water by Madrid's public company.

"This latest contract strengthens Veolia Water's position in the Spanish market," said Antoine Frérot, Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Water. "It demonstrates our capacity to respond to the main concerns of major cities in Europe and around the world. In a country that is particularly sensitive to returning its water resources to good ecological status, there is a need to protect water quality, combat pollution and encourage environmental balance. Wastewater treatment is a major issue."


Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services. Specialized in outsourcing services for municipal authorities, as well as industrial and service companies, it is also one of the world's major designers of technological solutions and constructor of facilities needed in water and wastewater services. With 93,433 employees in 64 countries, Veolia Water provides water service to 78 million people and wastewater service to 53 million. Its 2008 revenue amounted to €12.6 billion.

Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) is the worldwide reference in environmental services. With more than 330,000 employees the company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in four complementary segments: water management, waste management, energy management and freight and passenger transportation. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of €36,2 billion in 2008.



Contact information Marie-Claire Camus, Stéphane Galfré, Nathalie de Lataillade, VEOLIA WATER (email: ;;
Phone: + 33 (0)1 71 75 06 08 / + 33 (0) 1 71 75 19 27 / + 33 (0) 1 71 75 19 28
News type Inbrief
File link,madrid-canal-isabel.htm
Source of information Veolia Water
Keyword(s) wastewater treatment
Geographical coverage Spain
News date 27/04/2009
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH