Veolia to manage sewage network in Hamamatsu

07 November 2017

The city of Hamamatsu has chosen Veolia to manage its sewage network and the facilities in Seien, Hamana and Akura on a 20 year contract. It is the first long-term concession contract for municipal wastewater management in Japan.

Veolia will operate, maintain, and modernize the city's wastewater treatment plant. The Group will optimize both the operation of the plant and costs. It will improve remote monitoring and management for the facility.

As of April 2018, the plant will treat up to 200,000 cubic meters of wastewater a day, the equivalent of 50 Olympic-size swimming pools.

This contract is the first of a new type of public-private partnership promoted by the Japanese government. It is a "consumer-pays" project in which end-users will pay for wastewater treatment on the basis of their consumption.

To implement this project, Veolia has formed a consortium with JFE Engineering Corporation, ORIX Corporation, Suyama Construction and Tokyu Construction.