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Veolia gets wastewater contract extension in Hunter

A two-year contract extension has been signed between Veolia and Hunter Water. Veolia will deploy solutions involving technology to deliver against enhanced wastewater targets. While nurturing the next generation of water engineers, and driving low-carbon outputs, the contract will make new headway in combating climate change, according to Veolia.

Hunter Water serves the needs of over 600,000 people living and working in the region. Veolia delivers safe, high-quality drinking water, and treats millions of litres of wastewater across the region every day. Following almost eight years delivering water services, Veolia has now secured a two-year extension on its contract.

Working closely with Hunter Water, Veolia has already identified eight ways to enhance drinking water standards and a further 46 ways to improve its sewage treatment activities.

In addition, new Energy Tracking (e-Tracking) technology developed by Veolia will monitor the energy performance of the treatment plants, delivering consumption efficiencies that reduce its carbon footprint. The e-Tracking system will also assess operational conditions and deliver real-time alerts to operators on energy performance, facilitating prompt action where necessary.

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Led by a team of 20 water engineers and technical experts, Veolia will have trained nine graduate engineers, eight cadet engineers and eight electrical and mechanical apprentices by the end of its 10-year tenure.

“Veolia works with the brightest minds and uses the best technology available to meet the water needs of the Lower Hunter community, whilst protecting the waterways and wildlife that surround our operations, said Daniel Spiller,” Veolia ANZ’s chief operating officer. “We’ve worked hard over the past seven years to innovate so that water quality standards continue to improve, whilst finding solutions that achieve decarbonisation – we call this ecological transformation.”