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Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (Hong Kong)
Thursday, March 22 2018 - 01:11
SUEZ Pursues its Development in Singapore
SINGAPORE,March 21, 2018/PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Deployment of Ice Pigging technology to clean drinking water pipes 

SUEZ has been awarded a three-year contract by PUB[1], Singapore's national 
water agency, to clean its water supply pipelines. As the first operational 
project in Asia using the Ice Pigging patented technology, it will strengthen 
the Group's positioning in Singapore and throughout South-East Asia.

With an optional one-year extension, the contract was inked following the 
success of the Ice Pigging pilot project in 2016 in the country. SUEZ's Ice 
Pigging is water-efficient as it uses significantly 50% less water than 
traditional cleaning techniques. It has already been used to great success in 
countries including the UK, the Netherlands and Australia. It won the 2016 
World Food Innovation Award in the "Best Manufacturing/Processing Technology" 

Tap water contains minerals which settle down over time in the pipelines. Ice 
Pigging cleans the internal surface of the pipes with an injection of ice 
slurry to remove these mineral sediments but also biofilm and other deposits 
accumulated over time. It is a non-intrusive, fast, effective and economical 
technology. It also consumes just a few liters of ice in industrial situations 
that normally require hundreds of liters of water. 

Committed to sustainable resources management, SUEZ's proprietary Ice Pigging 
technology is applicable to municipalities as well as a vast range of 
industries -- including oil and gas, food and beverage, and cosmetics -- where 
companies wish to limit the environmental impact of cleaning pipes by avoiding 
the use of chemicals or large quantities of water. 

This new contract marks a new step in the development of SUEZ in Singapore, 
where its Business Unit Water Technologies & Solutions has been supporting the 
PUB and industries in the Pharmaceutical, Oil and IT sectors in water resources 
management through the deployment of high-performance technologies. The Group 
also partners with the PUB on Smart Water projects, desalination and 
energy-efficient wastewater treatment technologies. Singapore has been chosen 
as the Group's business hub in Southeast Asia, drawing on an Innovation Center 
and a Water Technology Center, composed of around 50 research scientists and 
engineers who support, through innovation, projects development in the region. 
This contract and SUEZ's strategic position in Singapore represent a 
springboard for new business opportunities throughout Asia, in both the 
municipal and industrial sectors. 

[1] Public Utility Board

SUEZ in Asia

SUEZ has been present for over 60 years in South East Asia, and 40 years in 
Greater China in water and waste management. With 9,000 employees and over 60 
water and waste projects with local partners, SUEZ is helping authorities and 
industries develop innovative solutions to address climate change and 
sustainable resource management. The Group built over 420 water and wastewater 
treatment plants in Asia, supplying drinking water to 20 million people. It 
operates China's first PPP water contract in Macau and Mainland China's first 
water concession in Chongqing. It is also the leader of waste management in 
Hong Kong and delivers its expertise in the management of environmental 
services to 11 industrial parks in Mainland China. In 2017, SUEZ managed 
revenues of EUR1.4 billion generated by its activities in Asia.


With 90,000 people on the five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and 
sustainable resource management. We provide water and waste management 
solutions that enable cities and industries to optimize their resource 
management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances, in 
line with regulatory standards. To meet increasing demands to overcome resource 
quality and scarcity challenges, SUEZ is fully engaged in the resource 
revolution. With the full potential of digital technologies and innovative 
solutions, the Group recovers 17 million tons of waste a year and produces 3.9 
million tons of secondary raw materials and 7 TWh of local renewable energy. It 
also secures water resources, delivering wastewater treatment services to 58 
million people and reusing 882 million m3 of wastewater. SUEZ generated total 
revenues of 15.9 billion euros in 2017.

Press contacts:

SUEZ Asia 
Ivy Wong
Tel: +852 3126 1930 

SUEZ Southeast Asia 

Julien Bachelet
+65 9862 3643

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